Annual Drilling Symposium - Drilling Advances in Deep Water and Shale Gas: Breakthrough Technologies for Tough Economic Conditions

Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change

8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:10am Welcome and opening remarks – Joe Wallace, Drilling Study Group chairperson

Session on Deep Water, Introduction – Kevin Brady, Drilling Study Group Program Chair, 2008-2009

9:10am – 9:45am Deepwater operational overview and technology innovations that have made a difference - Brad Raymond, Weatherford
9:45am – 10:20am The Evolution of Rotary Steerable Practices to Drill Faster, Safer and Cheaper Steerable Salt Sections in the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Aburto, Schlumberger
10:20am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:05am First Commercial Deployment of New Third Generation Rotary-Shouldered Connections Demonstrates Cost Savings, Jim Brock, NOV Grant Prideco
11:05am – 11:40am Unique Circulating System Provides Rig Time Savings During Drilling Operations, Gus Mullins and Phillip Morgan, Wellbore Energy Solutions

11:40pm – 1:00pm Lunch

Lunch Presentation – Advances in Shale Play Drilling through Novel Rig Design, Steve Akerman, Horizontal Well Drillers
Session on Shale Gas – Introduction - Jack Colborn, Drilling Study Group Program Chair, 2009-2010
1:00pm – 1:35pm Natural Gas Market Has Changed, Long Term Oil Market Looks Strong  - Collin Gerry, Analyst, Raymond James and Associates

1:35pm – 2:10pm Step-Change Improvements with Wired Pipe Telemetry, Chris McCartney, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation

2:10pm – 2:20pm Break
2:20pm – 2:55pm Using Wellsite Chemostratigraphy to Guide Reservoir Placement in High Temperature Shale Plays, Mike Dix, Halliburton
2:55pm – 3:30pm –  Tests of an Active Vibration Damper Demonstrate Significant Cost Savings, Craig Brown, APS Technology, Inc.

3:30pm - Adjourn


Location: Petroleum Club
800 Bell Street #4300
Houston , TX 77002

Date: April 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - April 21, 2009, 3:30 p.m.