IADC ART Spark Tank Meeting Minutes

Date: 2 August 2017

Time:  9 – 11 am

Venue:  IADC

10370 Richmond Ave, Suite 760

Houston, TX  77042

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945
Email:  holly.shock@iadc.org

The IADC ART Spark Tank, held 2 August 2017, at IADC HQ in Houston, provided a strong opportunity to provide technology entrepreneurs a new opportunity to pitch their products and ideas (“Sparks”) to a panel of drilling contractors and operators (“Sharks”).

At this event, three “Sparks” were presented.  The Sharks and Sparks are identified below, and links to the presentations are included.


Keith Lynch, Conocophillips
Patrick O’Neill, Noble Corporation
John Kozicz, Transocean
Bob Judge, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (moderator)


The following presentations were made:

Presentation Speaker
Rig Ready Tubular Handling Systems
Kim Christensen, Global Gravity
Floating Supply Base (LMP & DWM at the Rig)
Joe Sherwood, Zentech Inc.
Reducing Drilling Cycle Times with Flat time Analysis
Thad Dunham, Flat Time Reduction

Mr Judge thanks the sharks, speakers, and attendees.  He noted that the presentations would be posted and announced soon.