IADC DEC Tech Forum – “Energizing Our Future: Insights from Our New-Gen Engineers”

IADC DEC Tech Forum - “Energizing Our Future: Insights from Our New-Gen Engineers”

Meeting & Venue Details

All times listed are central (08:30 Houston / 14:30 UK / 17:30 Dubai).

Start DateMarch 26, 2024Start Time8:00 am
End DateMarch 26, 2024End Time1:00 pm
Address2202 Oil Center Ct, Houston, Texas, 77073
Hybrid Event

The event will be both in-person and virtual/online. The in-person event will be held at Wild Well Control, 2202 Oil Center Court, Houston, TX 77073. There is limited seating. Please register early to ensure your seat.

The zoom invitation will be emailed the day before the meeting to those who have registered. Note: Email containing the Zoom info may be filtered into spam, so please check there if you haven’t received the email. If you have not received your Zoom link by 3:00pm CDT on the 25th, please email committee.support@iadc.org for assistance.
Thanks to our host: Wild Well Control!
Wild Well Control

­IADC DEC Q1 2024 Tech Forum

The drilling industry has been breaking technical limits since its inception….it is what we do! And it is the drilling engineers that is often leading from the front. Challenges we are faced with and methods we adopt to overcome them vary depending on the projects we are working, experiences and how one chooses to participate.  

This session, through a series of mixed panels, is designed to hear the technical challenges faced by early career engineers working in a range of field development roles, from deepwater exploration to unconventional land.  Those working on projects, representing operators, drilling contractors and service providers, will speak to their daily successes and daily challenges. Sharing these lessons, the audience will gain appreciation for the opportunities to advance the industry and insights on how to strengthen our future discipline from our panelists.

Panelists will include:

  • Sharon Samuel, BP, Drilling Engineer
  • Kelsey Prestidge, Chevron, Wells Engineer
  • Andrew Kubitza, Chevron, Drilling Engineer
  • Ross Neskora, Oxy, ORCM Delaware Senior Drilling Engineer
  • Rosario Jara, ExxonMobil, Fluids Automation Lead
  • Pablo Barajas, ExxonMobil, Wells Engineer – US Land and Argentina
  • Marshall Schoth, ExxonMobil, Global Performance Optimization Engineer
  • Aaron Malik, Helmerich & Payne, Performance Engineer
  • Jason Novak, SLB, Senior Drilling Engineer
  • Jasnael Benitez, SLB, Drilling Engineer
  • Guy Steib, Wild Well Control, Well Control Engineer
  • Sundar Ramasamy, Weatherford, Project Engineer
For more information, contact Linda Hsieh, linda.hsieh@iadc.org, +1-713-292-1945, ext 219.

IADC Drilling Engineers Committee Mission

The Drilling Engineers Committee was formed to advance new technology related to drilling wells.

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