Fit-for-Purpose Drilling Innovations Crucial in Downturn

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Singapore (20 June 2016) – Understanding drilling dynamics and developing fit-for-purpose drilling technologies are imperative to help the industry realise cost, operational and production efficiencies while achieving sustainability and stakeholder expectations. Since 2014, the industry has evolved significantly with new challenges requiring innovative approaches in applying technology to maximise returns. This new imperative calls for transformation across every aspect of how the industry engages externally and operates internally.
The IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 22-24 August 2016 in Singapore, will focus on the approaches, challenges, successes and future direction for new growth opportunities in this dynamic environment.
Raphael Siri, 2016 APDT Conference Chairman and CEO, SapuraKencana Drilling, said, “Given the changes and commercial realities, a fit-for-purpose set of tools, systems, models and capabilities can further realise cost efficiencies throughout the value and supply chains.”
Industry speakers participating in the event include Mark Langston, Chevron Asia-Pacific E&P; Mike Dubose, International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC); Wong Kok Seng, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Offshore) and Keppel FELS; Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib, PETRONAS; Do Van Khanh, PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation (PV Drilling); Rajeev Sonthalia, Schlumberger; Chip Abrant, Scientific Drilling International; D. Nathan Meehan, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Baker Hughes; David Reid, NOV and many more.
Themed “Creating Value in Transforming Times”, the conference comprises 5 high level opening, executive plenary and panel sessions; 18 technical sessions and over 90 Knowledge Sharing ePoster presentations. The technical programme will discuss critical topics including mutual profitability in transforming times, technology in well Integrity and brownfield development, safety ownership during technology implementation for effective performance and more.
An accompanying technical exhibition will showcase the latest industry advancements and innovations. Participating industry players include 5D Oilfield, Baker Hughes, Cabot, Drillmec, eDrilling AS, Frigstad, Kongsberg, Lloyds Register, Messer Eutectic Castolin (S) Pte Ltd, MHWirth, OCS, Ogre, Opus, Presight Solutions AS, R&D Solutions, SapuraKencana Petroleum, Schlumberger, Step Oil Tools, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and more.
The event is set to welcome more than 800 energy and business professionals and will serve as a crucial platform for industry professionals to share experiences, make new connections, and conduct business all under the one roof.

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