IADC DEC Tech Forum Minutes
“The New Age in Drilling”

Date: 13 June 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Venue: National Oilwell Varco

10353 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77042

Contact: Holly Shock

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

Minutes from 6/13 IADC DEC Tech Forum, “New Age in Drilling” now available

The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee’s 13 June Technology Forum, “The New Age in Drilling”, focused on how the generational changing of the guard impacts development of new technology, refinement of business models, and the perspective of drilling professionals

The event was hosted by National Oilwell Varco at its facility at 10353 Richmond Ave in Houston,

The agenda featured five up-and-coming drilling technologists to present their perspectives on technology, decision making and more. In lieu of individual Q&A, the speakers participated in a panel following all presentations.

In addition, spokespersons for DEC joint industry will provided updates on their work, and a proposal was made for a new JIP.

DEC Advisory Board Member Robin Macmillan of National Oilwell Varco opened the meeting, welcomed the attendees and reviewed the agenda.

JIP Updates

JIP proposal: Carolyn LaFleur, HARC Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems, “Data Science for Life Cycle Assessment of Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Technology

The HARC Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program (EFD) seeks industry support to develop a predictive model using advanced instrumentation and data science. The model will support planning and optimization by addressing uncertainties of fuel consumption, engine performance, emissions, and environmental factors.

Panel: “New Age of Drilling” – Robin Macmillan, moderator

  • Clena Abuan, Senior Technology Associate, BP: “Where Creativity Sits” (no slides used)

  • Theresa Baumgartner, Drilling Research Engineer, Shell: “A New Open-source Culture for Operators to Accelerate Value Gains from Drilling Data Analytics” (presentation not available)

  • Stephanie Mertz Farrar, Process and Reliability Manager, Phoenix Technology Services: “How Does the Current Generation Differ in Its Approach to Technology and Decision-making?”

  • Mete Mutlu, Engineer, Subsea Task Force, Transocean, “From Sensor to End User: Offshore Well Control Equipment Condition Monitoring” (presentation not available)

Following the presentations and discussion, Mr Macmillan adjourned the meeting. Lunch was sponsored by NOV.

The IADC DEC website is http://dev2.iadc.org/drilling-engineers-committee/. For questions about DEC in general, contact Mike Killalea, 713-292-1956, mike.killalea@iadc.org.