Annual Drilling Symposium - Hard to Drill Formations...Meeting the Challenges

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The Drilling Study Group will hold its Annual Drilling Symposium on April 22, 2009 at the Petroleum Club. This day-long, open forum event assembles industry recognized drilling experts from the Operators along with the leading technologists from the Service companies to discuss the critical drilling challenges associated with hard to drill formations. 


Topics to include:
·         Techniques for increasing drilling efficiency in shale plays
·         New techniques for directional drilling
·         Salt drilling
·         Mitigating drilling dynamics and vibration
·         Dealing with hard stringers and varying lithologies
·         Increasing ROP in high temperature/high pressure (HT/HP) environments


The morning session will consist of operator presentations on the above topics. After lunch, service companies will have a chance to introduce some of the new technologies they are deploying to address the challenges discussed in the morning session.
The Drilling Study Group is seeking corporate sponsorships to offset the costs of symposium materials, food and beverages. Proceeds from the symposium benefit the SPE, including the general scholarship fund.


A $500 - $1,000 sponsorship grants each company the following:
·         Sponsor’s logo printed on all symposium banners
·         Sponsor’s logo displayed on tables at lunch
·         Looping presentation with sponsor logos
·         Verbal recognition throughout the event
·         Option for dedicated table for company/product promotion
For sponsorship information, download the form below, or contact Jack Colborn for additional information.
Corporate sponsor

Location: Petroleum Club
800 Bell Street
Houston , TX 77002

Date: April 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - April 22, 2010, 3:30 p.m.