Drilling Engineers Committee

IADC Drilling Engineers Committee

Mission Statement

The Drilling Engineers Committee was formed to advance new technology related to drilling wells.

Officers

Chairman
Dennis Moore

Staff Liaison
Linda Hsieh, IADC

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Committee Structure

A member appointed by the Chairman of IADC will chair the IADC Drilling Engineers Committee. The Committee Chairman may at his discretion appoint a reasonable number of Committee Vice-Chairmen to oversee specific disciplines or issues (e.g., onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues, etc.)

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

IADC Committee activities are governed by IADC’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines.

Meeting Minutes

Date Function Location
2020
15 September 2020 “Transformational Leadership” Virtual Meeting
24 June 2020 “Rig for the Future” Virtual Meeting
2019
13 November 2019 “Contractor Integration – Status and Future of the Integration of Services Provided by the Drilling Contractor” National Oilwell Varco
10353 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77042
25 September 2019 “Drilling Data – What Is Available? How Good Is It? What Can We Do with It?” Weatherford
11909 FM 529 (Spencer Road)
Houston, TX 77041
26 June 2019 “Drilling Automation – Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Be?” Patterson-UTI Energy
10713 West Sam Houston Pkwy N #800
Houston, TX 77064
12 March 2019 “MPD: Are We There Yet?” Wild Well Control
2202 Oil Center Ct.
Houston, TX 77073
2018
14 November 2018 “Impact of Advances in Technology on Equipment Performance & Reliability” Halliburton
3000 N Sam Houston Parkway E
Houston, TX 77032
19 September 2018 “Contemporary Challenges in Exploration Drilling” Weatherford
11909 Spencer Rd
Houston, TX 77041
13 June 2018 “The New Age in Drilling” National Oilwell Varco
10353 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77042
21 March 2018 “Drilling the Unconventional Resource Plays” Wild Well Control
2202 Oil Center Court
Houston, TX 77073
2017
15 November 2017 “Extreme Drilling” Baker Hughes, a GE company
3300 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX 77032
19 September 2017 “What Does ‘Prepared for MPD’ mean? Weatherford
11909 Spencer Rd
Houston, TX 77041
14 June 2017 “Making Data Actionable: Operators Perspective Halliburton
3000 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX 77032
29 March 2017 “Well Lifecycle Design” NOV
7909 Parkwood Circle Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
2016
7 September2016 “Barriers in Well Control’ ABS
Conference Room 101
15011 Katy Freeway, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77094
8 June 2016 “Well Life Cycle Design” Weatherford
11909 Spencer Rd
Houston, TX 77041
9 March 2016 “Data Acquisition & Cybersecurity” National Oilwell Varco
Training Room 47909 Parkwood Circle Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
2015
11 November 2015 “Extreme Drilling” GE Oil & Gas
Westway II Campus
4424 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77041
9 September 2015 “Rig Automation / Tech. Implementation” Weatherford
11909 Spencer Road (FM 529)
Houston, TX 77041
4 June 2015 “Drilling/Completion Efficiency” Halliburton
3000 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX 77032
2014
15 September 2014 Q3 Technology Forum Houston, TX, USA
11 June 2014 Q2 Technology Forum Houston, TX, USA
12 March 2014 Q1 Technology Forum Houston, TX, USA

Meeting Schedule

Date Function Location
21 October 2020 Board Meeting
Board Members Only
Virtual Meeting
18 November 2020 Tech Forum Virtual Meeting

Committee Meetings Policy

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Resources & Links

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Drilling Engineers Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

Joint Industry Projects

JIP Number
JIP Description
JIP Links
DEC-1 Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap – John de Wardt, De Wardt & Co. Phase II, Stage I Full Report
DEC-2 Decision Support for Dynamic Barrier Management – Amar Ahluwalia, DNVGL PDF[separator top=”20″ bottom=”20″ style=”single”]PDF
DEC-3 Rho Ve Method Software Concept – Matthew Czerniak, Director, GCS Solutions, Inc.

Rho Ve Method – New Empirical Pore Pressure Transform

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DEC-4 Independent Verification and Validation of Sensors and Systems in Drilling: Phase I – Maria Araujo, Southwest Research Institute PDF

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DEC-5 Apply Data Science for Rapid Modeling of Dual Fuel Technology for Life Cycle Assessment – Carolyn J LaFleur, HARC PDF

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Useful Links

Resource Resource Link
All Drilling Engineers Committee Projects (DEA-Global.org)
*old website (Migration to IADC.org underway)
Link
Drilling Engineers Committee New Proposal Form Link
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Committee Initiatives

The DEC typically holds four Technology Forums per year to advance innovations in drilling technologies and the well construction process. The original 2020 Technology Forum themes are listed below, although changes may be made due to impacts from COVID-19.

Q1: Rig for the Future

Q2: Transformation in Leadership

Q3: Remote Operations Centers and Future Potential

Q4: Effective Communication Drives Well Delivery