Day Two Technical Sessions – Drilling & Exploration


3:00 p.m.     How drilling simulator technology on the rig is proving itself

in today’s cost and competence conscious market

Jim Krupa, Regional Director, Americas, Drilling Systems

With day rates often coming in at break-even, the industry is challenged to find more creative ways to make savings while operating in an increasingly safety-conscious environment. This session will look at improving driller competency via simulation on the rig; reducing travel costs by providing training on the rig; drilling the well on simulator (DWOS) prior to drilling the next hole section; improving the rig reactivation process by using simulation for crew refresher training; and reducing the anxiety of crews using new drilling control systems.


3:20 p.m.     Certificate of fitness – Certifying authority drill rig intake process

Richard Kennedy, Station Manager, DNV GL

In his presentation, Richard Kennedy will cover regulatory regimes for drill rigs operating in this province’s offshore, including certificate of fitness objectives; the current certificate of fitness intake process; new FORRI revised intentions for the framework regulations and what it means to the certificate of fitness and drill rig intake processes; drill rig technology and digitalization to support the certificate of fitness process; and third party equipment and certificate of fitness requirements.


3:40 p.m.     Offshore rig technology for the future

Surrey Lane, Reliability Manager, Transocean

Surrey Lane will focus on challenges in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore, innovation drivers, the innovation process, innovation projects and new technologies.


4:00 p.m.     Q & A

4:15 p.m.     Session concludes


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