Amsterdam Conference — Industry leaders discuss new technology development and deployment

AMSTERDAM CONFERENCE—1Drilling industry leaders spoke out during plenaries at a recent conference about responsibility for new technology development and the causes of commercial failures of some new technologies despite technical successes.More than 1,500 people participated in a drilling conference held in Amsterdam in late February, sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), featuring more than 100 technical papers and presentations. Among the highlights of the conference were three plenary sessions featuring panel representatives from operators, drilling contractors, and service companies. Attendees weighed i...

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