General Meeting WEBINAR: Directional Drilling Tools – Past, Present, and Future
ABSTRACT of Presentation
THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD VIA WEBINAR AND IN-PERSON. TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON EVENT, PLEASE RETURN TO THE EVENTS PAGE TO FIND THE IN-PERSON LINK
This presentation starts with a summary of the last twenty years of motor development. It will highlight new technologies that have been introduced (power section design, evenwall motors, rubber compounds, etc.) and their effects on motor development, the effects of the industry economic roller coaster on motor development through the years, and the major technological challenges facing motor development today; in particular, weak CV joints and connections.
In addition, Michael will examine the unique format and structure of the directional drilling service industry, the service providers, the equipment suppliers, and the research and development side of the equation. There will be a discussion of the issues of getting new technologies tested and into the field and how few resources there are for testing and evaluation of new ideas. Finally, he will discuss where we are today, what needs to be done moving forward, and how we can help the drilling tool service industry.
You can earn a CEU (Continuing Education Unit) from the SPE for attending this seminar.
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