DrillingContractor.org and IADC produce high-interest Virtual Panel Discussions featuring expert panelists on the critical issues confronting the well-construction industry.
Click the links below to access each webinar.
Archived Virtual Panel Discussions (VPDs)
“New Approaches To Site Access Minimize Cost, Risk and Impact”
Sponsored by Tensar
Good corporate citizenship and sound environmental practices are vital to maintaining the industry’s license to operate. At the same time, cost control is as important as ever, particularly with softer short-term energy prices. One area of public sensitivity is the damage E&P operations can cause to local roads. This virtual panel discussion, sponsored by Tensar International, will explore new approaches to site access that is said to reduce both footprint and cost.
Participants for the virtual panel discussion are:
- Clark Holmes, Oil & Gas Business Development Manager for Tensar International;
- Keith Brooks, Petrochemical Business Development Manager for Tensar International; and
- John Bolton, Director of Marketing for Tensar International.
An expert in soil stabilization applications, Tensar International offers state-of-the-art design solutions that can be used effectively in the oil and gas industry for roadways and working platforms.
This virtual panel discussion discusses solutions to developing long-lasting access and haul roads more cheaply, with less environmental impact, and with a superior road surface, which improves safety, operational speed and productivity.
Sponsored by: Tensar International
“Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer”
Learn how to accelerate your time to competence for green drilling engineers. “How to Build a Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer” explains what a performance-ready technical professional must know in today’s high-activity industry, and best practices to accelerate competency.
This timely webinar includes a practical example of bringing a young engineer up to speed for a specific problem. The scenario includes possible outcomes, risks and avoiding near misses. Competency maps are also tied into the scenario.
The three highly qualified participants are:
- Ron Hinn, PetroSkills vice president of training;
- Bruce G Kitchel, chief drilling and completions engineer, Gulf Coast Business Unit, Conoco Phillips
- James Bobo, ConocoPhillips principal drilling engineer (ret.) and well construction discipline manager, PetroSkills.
Sponsored by: PetroSkills
“API Standard 53″
Watch an exclusive webinar explaining how the new API Standard 53, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, is changing how the oil and gas industry installs, inspects, maintains, tests and operates BOP equipment.
This webcast is drawn from a panel discussion originally held at the 2013 IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas, held in Galveston, Texas, during August.
Frank Gallander, Chevron, who led the API 53 task force, and Cameron’s Mel Whitby, a major participant in the effort, explain changes in the new standard and answer questions on how it will affect industry — and what will remain the same.
Sponsored by: Cameron
“IADC Competency Webinar”
The approximately 60-minute webinar seeks to clear the confusion on what competence is, outlines benefits of employing a competent workforce and, finally, shares tips on organizing a competence-assurance system.
Three expert panelists are featured:
- John Tustin, Petrofac operations director of competence solutions;
- Malcolm Duncan, Lloyd’s Register competency manager, and;
- Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director of program development.
Mark Denkowski, IADC VP of accreditation and credentialing, moderates.
Sponsored by: Lloyd’s Register