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June 24 DEC “Rig for the Future” Tech Forum Moved to Online Only, Program Now Available

The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee has decided to make its Q2 Tech Forum, with the theme “Rig for the Future,” a virtual event via Zoom. The session will be held from 8:30am to 12pm on June 24.

Presentations confirmed for the event are:

  • “The Future of Rig Power Systems” by Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
  • “Robotics: A Critical Partner for the Digital Revolution in the Drive to Full Automation” by NOV
  • “Orchestration and Automation Support Digital Drilling Approach” by Schlumberger
  • “Driving Continuous Improvement with Robotics” by Nabors
  • “Drilling Automation – Evolving Rig Control” by Halliburton

The half-day event will conclude with an Operator’s Panel, where we will hear what E&P representatives would like to see from drilling contractors and service companies/OEMs over the coming decade. Confirmed panelists are:

  • Willie Thompson, Drilling and Completions Engineering Manager, Hess Corp
  • Michael Behounek, Senior Drilling Advisor, Apache
  • Nathan Moralez, Rig Automation Engineer, BP
  • John Willis, Director Drilling, Completions and Well Servicing New Mexico, Occidental Petroleum

To attend this event, registration on IADC’s website is required. Zoom meeting information for the event will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the event.