April 14, 2016



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The Annual Drilling Symposium is the annual event hosted by the Drilling Study Group designed todisseminate knowledge and technology needed to achieve the many objectives of drilling operation, including understanding risk and hazard mitigation, real-time application and new technologies. This year, we focus our attention on cost-saving innovations to improve drilling efficiency. This symposium is also a great opportunity to network with oil and gas industry professionals in an engaging and dynamic environment. Please join the SPE GCS Drilling Study Group for this event!


Keynote Speaker - Steven L. Mueller, Southwestern Energy CEO


“Adapting Wells Automation Efforts to a Low Oil-Price Environment” - David Blacklaw, Shell

“Evaluating Barriers to Manage Drilling Cost and Risks” - Prosper Aideyan, TOTAL

“Onshore Well Control Intervention Trends” - Daniel Eby, Blowout Engineers


“Next Generation Kick Detection during Connections: Influx Detection at Pumps Stop (IDAPS) Software” - Brian Tarr, Shell

Well Integrity: What Completions and Production Engineers Need from Drillers to Make the Well Successful- George E. King, Apache


From the asset to the enterprise: scalable and actionable real-time analytics” - Moray Laing, SAS


“Stuck Pipe Prediction Using Automated Real Time Modeling and Data Analysis” - Curtis Cheatham, Weatherford


“From Historical Drilling Data to Optimized Drilling Operations using an Integrated Drilling Guidance System and Novel Machine Learning Algorithm” - Enrico Ladendorf, Pason Systems


“An Instrumented Top drive Sub System: Enabling Greater Drilling Efficiencies via Innovative Sensing Capabilities” - Thomas M. Bryant, APS Technology, Inc.


“Double the performance improvements when you combine Automation and Optimization” - Tony Pink, National Oilwell Varco


“Drilling Optimization and Hazard Mitigation Solutions” - Akshay Sagar, Halliburton


“Applied Drilling Automation with the goal to improve Safety and Performance” - Eric Maidla, TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc.


“High frequency drilling measurements and drilling system model work together” Yezid Arevalo, Schlumberger


Event Presentations








Mojtaba P. Shahri, MOJTABA.PORDELSHAHRI@Weatherford.com, 713-849-1818,

Date and Time

Thu, April 14, 2016

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Southwestern Energy

10000 Energy Drive
Spring, Texas 77389
United States

Group(s): Drilling