Plenary Session I – Rig Technology Challenge

09 Mar 2022
Grand Ballroom B

While recent market conditions and COVID-19 discussions have been dominating the conversation in recent years, drilling contractors have been hard at work making incremental steps in the rig technologies they are able to offer to their customers. This panel will pull in experts from a major onshore & offshore operator, offshore & onshore drilling contractors, and a service provider to take a deep dive into the previously unexamined gap in perspectives focusing on recent rig technology advancements. The panel will address how we can align the industry on one trajectory that benefits all sectors equally – including thought-provoking insights related to the economics of drilling rigs and the related return on invested capital, creative ideas for shared-benefit contracts, and many other relevant topics surrounding rig technology advancements. Industry thought leaders will boldly take on this difficult discussion in what promises to be a must see session for the 2022 IADC / SPE International Drilling Conference.

Kyle Eastman - Drilling Operations Manager, Midcontinent Business Unit, Chevron
Frode Jensen - Sr. Vice President Sales and Product Line, NOV
Shuja Goraya - Chief Technology Officer, Precision
Michael Guarisco - GM Wells Technology, Shell
Scott McKaig, Director, Technology & Digitalization - Director Technology & Digital Solutions, Transocean
Chase Mulvehill
Chase Mulvehill - Director, Oilfield Service Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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