Q3 IADC DEC Technology Forum
“Contemporary Challenges in Exploration Drilling”

Date:  19 September 2018

Time:  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Venue:  Weatherford

11909 Spencer Rd (FM 529)
Houston, TX  77041

Contact: Holly Shock

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

 Please click here to register

Drilling Engineers seek papers on”Contemporary Challenges in Exploration Drilling”

The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee’s 19 September Technology Forum, “Contemporary Challenges in Exploration Drilling,” will take a look at some of the technologies being developed to address the primary challenge that differentiates exploration from development drilling: operational risk. Today’s greatest risk is acknowledged to be within the ultra-deepwater environment, where operators are drilling complex wells with high deviations and narrow mud weight windows. The results is either significant nonproductive time or, in worse cases, elevated well control issues due to swabbing or surging the formation. The Tech Forum will include presentations of technologies that help the industry to improve its decision making and to improve safety and reliability.

IADC invites submission of abstracts centering on Contemporary Challenges in Exploration Drilling. The goal of the Tech Forum is to foster a discussion on how industry is responding to current challenges.

To submit an abstract, click here. Deadline for abstracts is Monday, 20 August.

Please note that:

  1. Lunch is included with registration, sponsored by Weatherford

  2. Parking instructions:  The front parking area will be cordoned off and identified as RESERVED PARKING for attendees.  Please begin parking from east to west (left to right as you enter the parking lot) in this cordoned off area as spots available.  Back-in parking is required.

Browse the DEC Committee website