SPE DSATS: From Sensors to Solutions Workshop


About this Workshop


Sensors are the primary data source for drilling process control and decision making. Optimization of the drilling process and drilling systems automation require consistent reliable quality data. Inadequacies in the data are becoming apparent as these applications become more prevalent. Drilling performance enhancements demand the development and deployment of automated systems that use data intensive techniques, such as adaptive self-learning, physics-based, and data-driven modeling to compute solutions.  The challenges are the aggregation, distribution, enrichment, management, and visualization of the resultant data.

Individual case studies within each session will be correlated to the International Standard ISA-95, from the International Society of Automation, to develop an automated interface between the enterprise and control systems.  This workshop will bring together operators, drilling data solution experts, as well as service company and drilling contractor personnel to learn and discuss progress in resolving sensor to solution issues.      

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted.  Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 2 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE   Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.


Information and Registration here!

Location: San Luis Resort, Spa, and Conference Center
5222 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston , TX 77551

Date: Sept. 1, 2015, 7 a.m. - Sept. 3, 2015, 11:30 a.m.