Drilling: Annual Technical Symposium: Automation, Does it Bring Value?

Automation has become a big part of our industry. As we work to bring on new technologies, data, and related management tools, does it bring value?  Is it driving us toward improved efficiency, less NPD, and reduced HSE events?  How are we using automation effectively and how can we grow this technology to help us with challenges on the horizon? Our Technology Talk Presenters will highlight how they have impacted the industry with Automation technology. The operator panel will weigh in with their perspectives, and we will open up for panel discussion facilitated by Richard Spears.

Schedule of events:

7:30 - 8:30 am: Registration, Coffee, and Conversation

Keynote/Kick-Off: Richard Spears - Spears & Associates

Technology Talks

Technology Talk 1: “Evaluation of Closed Loop Downhole Automation Performance and the Potential Economic Benefits of this System”—Tony Pink, National Oilwell Varco
Technology Talk 2: “Developments in Architecture for Drilling Automation”—Clinton Chapman, Schlumberger
Technology Talk 3: “Data Informed and Engineering Guided Autonomous Downhole Drilling System”—Robello Samuel, Halliburton
Technology Talk 4: “Design Aid for Charting a Drilling Automation Roadmap” —Mario Zamora, M-I Swaco
Technology Talk 5: “Subsea Sealing at the Touch of a Button”—Ben van Bilderbek, Plexus
Technology Talk 6: “From Mechanization to Automation: What’s Still Missing?” —Andreas Sadlier, Nabors

Lunch Presentation

“3-D Communications Technology and Oilfield Automation”—Oliver Diaz, Fuel FX

Operator Perspectives

Darren Pais - ExxonMobil
John Willis - Oxy
Matthew Isbel - HESS
Mark Sundland - Anadarko
Patrick Johnson - Shell

Operator Panel Discussion Facilitated by Richard Spears

3:30 pm: Close

Location: Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell St, 43rd Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: April 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - April 30, 2014, 3:30 p.m.