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 IADC vice president-drilling & well services division David Reid of NOV detailed work by the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee to study top-drive reliability and survey tech trends for the future. Mr Reid made his remarks during the opening of the Wednesday, 18 March, plenary session at the 2009 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam. Mr Reid is also chairman of the IADC ART Committee.

The group, he noted, has five subcommittees. The Future Technology Subcommittee, under the leadership of vice chairman Frank Springett, NOV, has nearly completed development of an extensive survey on performance and future development for a host of drilling and completion technologies, covering both rig and downhole equipment. The survey will be made available to the industry soon.

IADC Advanced Rig Tech Committee looks at today's reliability, tomorrow's technology

The Reliability Subcommittee, led by vice chairman Robert Urbanowski, Precision Drilling Oilfield Service, is very near completion of a detailed survey on top-drive reliability. IADC will manage all data collected and ensure confidentiality. This information will be reported only in aggregate.

The Guidelines Subcommittee, whose vice chairman is Logan Puckett, Pride International, has developed a matrix describing properties of various pieces of equipment to assist in deciding on their use in specific situations. Click here to view the matrix.

Control Motions, with vice chairman Svein Ove Aanesland of NOV, is identifying critical movements that differ from manufacturer to manufacturer and that could impede safety.

Finally, Software Interface, led by vice chairman Zane Master, Caterpillar, is examining machine-machine communications issues.

For more information on the IADC ART Committee, click here, or contact mike.killalea@iadc.org.

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