The 2022 Drilling Africa Conference proved to be a welcome opportunity to reconnect, share ideas and address regional market conditions challenges. A particular highlight was the attendance of students from several universities in Ghana to network and learn from the industry.
Presentations covered a variety of topics, including making drilling “greener’, well construction technology, training, operational efficiency and optimization, workforce effectiveness, and security and community development. Three governmental officials spoke at the event, representing the Ministry of Energy, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and the Petroleum Commission.
In his LinkedIn post, a delegrate David Dokun MBA, FIMC, CMC
said that he enjoyed the conversations and coffee with colleagues, adding “I’ll not forget the enlightening session on radical performance improvements made possible on a 7th generation drillship through coaching interventions done for crew members. The remarkable difference in operational performance was shocking, when pitched against results on a similar drillship with no coaching.
A collaboration of IADC company members, conference planners, and team members across five continents, the Drilling Africa Conference didn’t bring only delegates, sponsors, presenters, program committee, exhibitors, but 26 students from 3 different universities, representing Takoradi Technical University, University of Ghana, and Accra Technical University.