Aug. 29, 2017

BP Helios Plaza
201 Helios Way
Houston, TX 77079

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Description

The Cutting Edge of Drill Bit Performance Mini Forum

Drill bits are one of the most important tools in the BHA, but in many cases, the most undervalued, considering that they are required for every drilling operation. Even though it’s quite a mature technology, an Internet search will tell you that our industry is constantly developing new designs, materials, application methods and technologies to help drive down costs, while improving drill bit performance, durability and efficiency.

It can be hard for drillers to cut through the noise to determine the best drill bit option, especially in demanding formations and difficult directional/lateral applications.

Join IADD for the Cutting Edge of Drill Bit Performance Mini Forum, where we’ll welcome speakers from operators and drill bit companies as they discuss the advantages and challenges of matching drill bits with other BHA components, when to determine when to proceed with a specific bit type/design, what’s new in the world of drill bits, and more.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Hear from industry leaders and experts as they discuss the technologies, challenges and benefits of various drill bits in a variety of applications and environments
  • Discuss current trends, technical limitations and new technology developments
  • Network with existing colleagues and customers and make new acquaintances

 

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During this event, you may be photographed. Selected images may be used for the
marketing efforts of the International Association of Directional Drilling. 

 

 

Featured Speakers
Speaker: Scott Williams - Drilling Optimization Specialist, Apache Corporation
Speaker Scott Williams - Drilling Optimization Specialist, Apache Corporation

Scott Williams is currently a Drilling Optimization Specialist for Apache Corporation in Midland, Texas, where he has participated in drilling operations for more than 2,300 wells for the past six years. He has spent 40 years working for various service companies, involved in all facets of the downhole drilling industry. He has served the AADE for many years and is currently a Vice President of the Permian Basin chapter. Scott has also been a charter member of the Oil Patch Kids organization for 23 years.


Speaker: Terrell Hansen - Sr. Drilling Engineer, Concho
Speaker Terrell Hansen - Sr. Drilling Engineer, Concho

Terrell is currently a Senior Drilling Engineer for Concho. With more than 40 years’ experience, he has worked for multiple oil and gas companies in various capacities. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.


Speaker: John Prejean - Drilling Manager, Devon Energy
Speaker John Prejean - Drilling Manager, Devon Energy

John is the Drilling Manager of the Delaware Basin for Devon Energy, based in Oklahoma City. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1996, John began his career with Baker Hughes designing and field testing mining/construction drill bits and reaming tools.  During his 15 years with Baker Hughes, he worked in design, field and application engineering roles.   His last 6 years at Baker Hughes were spent managing global PDC bit repairs, operations of the South Texas area and serving as Marketing Director over US Land.  Since joining Devon Energy in 2012, he has worked as a drilling engineer and engineering supervisor in the Delaware Basin.  During the past 3 years at Devon, John has managed drilling operations in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.   


 


Speaker: Matthew Isbell - Drilling Optimization Advisor, Hess
Speaker Matthew Isbell - Drilling Optimization Advisor, Hess

Matthew has 30 years’ experience optimizing drilling performance in fields around the world. He currently serves as Drilling Optimization Advisor at Hess. He consistently overcomes drilling performance challenges and delivers efficient system solutions using technology, process and innovation in unconventional and offshore resources.  Matthew’s career spans R&D, field engineering, marketing and managerial roles, earning 27 patents, publishing 24 technical papers and winning several technology awards along the way.


Speaker:  Cole Chavey - Drilling Engineer, Marathon Oil
Speaker Cole Chavey - Drilling Engineer, Marathon Oil

Cole is currently a Drilling Engineer in Marathon Oil’s Eagle Ford Asset Team based in Houston, TX.  He has BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and 8 years of oilfield experience.  Cole began his career in the oilfield at PropTester, Inc. in Cypress, TX performing conductivity, permeability, regain, and beta factor determination of proppants used in hydraulic fracturing.  For the past 5 years, Cole has focused on drilling engineering in unconventional resource plays for Marathon Oil working in both the Mid-Continent Asset Team in Oklahoma and also the Eagle Ford Asset Team in south Texas.


Speaker: Jim Jacobsen - Sr. Drilling Engineer Advisor, Noble Energy Inc.
Speaker Jim Jacobsen - Sr. Drilling Engineer Advisor, Noble Energy Inc.

Jim Jacobsen is currently a Senior Drilling Engineering Advisor at Noble Energy Inc.  He earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech in 1994.  Since joining Noble Energy in 2006, he has worked as a drilling engineer and drilling manager in all of Noble Energy’s onshore basins.  Most recently he lead the Texas drilling team and kicked off Noble Energy’s Eagleford and Wolfcamp horizontal drilling campaigns.  His early career was with Hughes Christensen where he worked as a field engineer and was heavily involved with drill bit design and applications in West Texas, East Texas and South East Asia.  Jim is a 25 year SPE member and recently joined the IADD North Chapter Board.


Speaker: Chris Hanley - Staff Engineer, NOV Wellbore Technologies
Speaker Chris Hanley - Staff Engineer, NOV Wellbore Technologies

Chris Hanley currently works for NOV Wellbore Technologies as a Staff Engineer for the NOV ReedHycalog group. In this role, he is involved in the design and development of technical software solutions to support the NOV ReedHycalog field organization. Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and started a career in the oil and gas industry following graduation. Over the past 12 years, he has worked on many software projects for ReedHycalog and National Oilwell Varco on varied subjects including rock strength analysis, drilling optimization, data analysis, and drill string modeling.


Speaker: David Sostarich - Deployed Technology Lead, Halliburton
Speaker David Sostarich - Deployed Technology Lead, Halliburton

David Sostarich is the Deployed Technology Lead for the Mid Continent Region of Halliburton Drill Bits and Services. He started his career over 7 years ago with Halliburton as an Applications Evaluation Specialist in the Barnett Shale and continued to work in several areas within the Mid-Continent region. During his time in the Mid-Continent he worked closely with major operators as an in-house Applications Evaluation Specialist. He has experience in both Applications Evaluation as well Design Evaluation with experience designing bits for multiple applications in North America. Over the past year he has worked as Technology Manager for the Gulf of Mexico region and South East region of North America.


Speaker: Wiley Long
Speaker Wiley Long

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BP Helios Plaza

201 Helios Way
Houston, TX 77079


 

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information, please contact Wendy Gray at wendy@graymattermktg.com.

Date and Time

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Location

BP Helios Plaza

201 Helios Way
Houston, TX 77079

Pricing
  • Member Price -  
    $95.00
    (ends 08/29/2017)
  • Non-Member Price -  
    $135.00
    (ends 08/29/2017)
  • Delegate Pass -  
    $135.00
    (ends 08/29/2017)
  • Walk Up Surcharge -  
    $25.00
    (ends 08/29/2017)
Become a member