Q2 IADC DEC Technology Forum
“The new Age in Drilling”

Date:  13 June 2018

Time:  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

National Oilwell Varco

10353 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX  77042

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945
Email:  holly.shock@iadc.org

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Please note that the agenda will be posted soon!

Drilling Engineers seek papers on the “New Age of Drilling” tech forum, 13 June, Houston

With the long-anticipated “Big Crew Change”, the drilling industry’s many white-haired and grizzled veterans will fade into the sunset, replaced by a younger generation with perhaps significantly different attitudes and aptitudes. What will be the impact on drilling operations, HSE, and technology?

The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee’s 13 June Technology Forum, “The New Age in Drilling”, sets its sights squarely on how the changing of the guard impacts development of new technology, refinement of business models, and the perspective of drilling professionals.

IADC invites submission of abstracts centering on implications and effects of The New Age in Drilling, including, but not limited to:

  • How does the current generation differ in their approach to technology and decision-making?
  • Is today’s approach advancing industry’s ability to take full advantage of the opportunities these new technologies and personnel offer?
  • Do the changing roles that these technologies demand provide opportunities for the new generation of drilling personnel?
  • Are we attracting the talent, plus growing and retaining our personnel, with the cultural mindset to adapt to the market changes in our business? If not, how do we do so?

DEC wants to hear from those who are now and will continue to shape the future of our industry. The goal of the Tech Forum is to foster a discussion on how industry is responding to these challenges and what improvements and strategic direction the new generation envisions for it.

To submit an abstract, click here. Deadline for abstracts is Monday, 14 May.

Browse the DEC Committee website