David Curry is DSATS’ Europe Program Chair. He retired in 2017 after spending over 30 years in drilling-related research, technology development and drilling performance improvement. David has been SPE Technical Director for Drilling and Completions, Executive Editor for SPE Drilling and Completions, and Chair of the SPE R&D Technical Section. He has published more than 50 technical papers holds 19 patents, and is a “Peer Apart” for having reviewed more than 100 papers. He is a Distinguished Member of the SPE, and has MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge University.