Drilling & Northside - The Challenging Future of Deepwater & Ultra-Deepwater

This symposium brings together industry leaders and technical experts in the field of deepwater exploration & production, to not only discuss key aspects of the business, but also to preview the future of what is still the “key frontier” of our industry. The technical sessions will provide an opportunity to explore some specific areas of the deepwater business through presentations and Q & A sessions. The panel discussion will allow high-level representatives from the industry to provide an insight into where the key players stand with respect to the future of deepwater. The attachments contain speaker bios and abstracts for the presentations.

12:00 to 12:30 - 'Key Topics for Deepwater Well Design', Dr. M. L. Payne,

12:30 to 1:00 - 'How to Diagnose Drilling Induced Fractures in Wells
Drilled with Oil-Based Muds with Real-Time Resistivity and Pressure
Measurements', Tom Bratton, Schlumberger

1:00 to 1:15 - Break

1:15 to 1:45 - 'The Rapid Evolution of Deepwater Drilling Vessels and
Future Specifications', Thomas S. Burns, Argonauta Marine & Subsea L.L.C.

1:45 to 2:15 - 'Riserless Directional Drilling in the Surface Hole', Mounir
Turki, Baker Hughes INTEQ

2:15 to 2:30 - Break

2:30 to 3:00 - 'Deep Water Riser Systems ? Challenges and Issues', David
Walters, 2H Offshore

3:00 to 3:30 - 'Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Deepwater,
Long Offset Subsea Tiebacks', Eric Ringle, FMC

Special thanks to the Northside group for their efforts in this joint meeting.
Please register early to guarantee a seat.
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis and charged an additional $10.00 at the door.
Alternate contact names John Guild, ExxonMobil, 281 654 4593
Yan Li, Shell Intl. E & P, 281-544-5340

Location: Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston

Date: April 16, 2003, 10 a.m. - April 16, 2003, 4 p.m.