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New talent, new ideas and new approaches from the next generation will help boost productivity

Being able to connect with others through similar and shared experience assists in bridging the gap for young professionals in the oil and gas industry, said Troy Ruths, Founder and CEO of Petro.ai, at the 2019 IADC Annual General Meeting in Austin, Texas. In this video with DC, Mr Ruths discusses his company’s “work hard, play hard” approach, the results achieved, how young professionals view the adoption of data and technologies like artificial intelligence into drilling operations. Watch the video for more information.

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Despite strong US economy, warning signs loom

The US economy is strong, but warning signs are popping up, said John Murphy, Senior VP for International Policy at the US Chamber of Commerce, at the 2019 IADC Annual General Meeting in Austin, Texas. In this video with DC from the conference, Mr Murphy explains potential impacts from tariffs, issues of contention under the USMCA and more. Watch the video for more information.

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IADC ART DCS Subcommittee to create rig sensor/instrument guidelines through new initiative

The IADC ART Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee has kicked off the Rig Sensor Stewardship initiative, which aims to formulate guidelines to ensure sensor and instrument performance. This is an important project due to the massive amounts of data the industry is generating and the need for accurate data to digitalize and automate, said Assaad Mohanna, Vice Chairman of the IADC ART DCS Subcommittee. In this video with DC at the 2019 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference in Amsterdam, Mr Mohanna explains the initiative’s relevance and scope, as well as how the guidelines relate to the work done by the API Subcommittee 8 and the Operators Group for Data Quality. Watch the video for more information.

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New GWD tool increases accuracy, reduces risk of drilling into adjacent wells

Gyrodata recently launched the Quest gyro-while-drilling (GWD) tool to help operators to mitigate the risk of collision in complex projects. Its solid-state sensor package means there is no impact from shock and vibration or magnetic interference, allowing for more accurate wellbore placement when drilling in challenging areas such as the Bakken, said Rob Shoup, Vice President Special Projects, Gyrodata, at the 2019 SPE Annual Technical Conference in Calgary, Canada, on 30 September. In this video with DC, Mr Shoup explains the potential for this tool to replace MWD, as well as initial field results. Watch the video for more information.

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