Plenary session to explore impact of stakeholders’ growing expectations, heightened public awareness

Posted on 30 January 2013

By Katherine Scott, associate editor

2013 Drilling Conference chairman Øystein Arvid Håland will kick off the conference at an opening session on 5 March in Amsterdam.

2013 Drilling Conference chairman Øystein Arvid Håland will kick off the conference at an opening session on 5 March in Amsterdam.

The 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 March in Amsterdam, will provide leading industry thinkers the opportunity to meet, discuss, evaluate and share ideas to advance worldwide drilling and completion operations.

Topics at the conference will include tubulars, well technology and field development, management and systems, and more. The program includes more than 100 papers, 37 e-Posters and a plenary session. A luncheon will be held on 6 March providing young professionals the chance to discuss industry and career topics with experienced professionals in a relaxed setting.

In the opening session on 5 March, welcome remarks will be provided by the 2013 Drilling Conference chairman, Øystein Arvid Håland, head of drilling & well for Statoil and a senior representative from SPE, as well as 2013 IADC chairman David W. Williams,chairman, president and chief executive officer of Noble Corp. The SPE Drilling Engineering Award also will be presented.

On 6 March, Ole Slorer, managing director of global oilfield services for Morgan Stanley Research will moderate the plenary session, “Delivering Wells in a Critical World,” that explores how the drilling industry is affected by and how it should respond to increased demands and growing expectations from its stakeholders.

In light of these expectations and increased public awareness about the impact of energy exploitation and use, how should our industry develop and evolve?

Get up-to-date information on the 2013 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition.

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