More than 1,500 drilling and completion professionals had registered for the 2008 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Orlando, Fla., by the end of the first day on 4 March. Opening-day technical sessions covered HSE, performance drilling, completions, fluid technology, tubulars and rig equipment.
The kick-off plenary session explored the challenges of managing operating costs for D&C operations. Titled “Operating Costs: Validation, Consequences and Solutions,” the session was moderated by Paul R Goodfellow, regional wells manager-Americas, Shell E&P Americas. (See below article for more information.)
The 2008 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference continues through Thursday, 6 March. A preview of Wednesday’s program begins below.