2023 Meeting Programme

2–3 March 2023 Specialist drilling methods – technical challenges and case histories
DEA(e) Q123 Meeting Agenda
Meeting Introduction

The drilling industry is often required to access reserves that require complex and highly specialised technology and skills. This includes drilling wells in deeper water, to greater step outs and with more aggressive, short radius wellpaths. Our innovative industry always finds ways of meeting these challenges safely and with ever increasing focus on performance and sustainability. In this session, the focus will be on some of these ‘special drilling methods. Subjects to be explored could include:

· Extended reach drilling
· Ultra short radius drilling
· Ultra deepwater
· HPHT Drilling
· Next generation well architectures
· Technology for revitalising old fields
· Multilaterals
· Depleted reservoir drilling

Wintershall Dea Stavanger, Norway
1-2 June 2023 Advancements in drilling tools, processes and technology
DEA(e) Q223 Meeting Agenda
Meeting Introduction

Please can you help us with suggestions for presentations and/or names of experts in this area who we can approach for the Q223 meeting, both from your company, but also from the industry generally.

Drilling processes and technology develop and advance with time. This DEA(e) meeting aims to cover new improvements and lessons learned in:

  • Drilling dynamics detection and mitigation –
    the latest in tools, procedures, analytics
  • Drilling mechanics and dynamics. Practices, procedures, technology and case histories
  • Drilling technology and case histories
    (downhole tools, drill pipe and drill bits)
  • Slim hole and through tubing drilling –
    low cost well solutions to low volume targets
  • Technology for improved downhole understanding and increased drilling performance
  • Liner/casing drilling
  • Making the most of what we have –
    developments and optimisations in depleted reservoir drilling
  • BHA wear and solutions
  • Improve drilling design solutions to increase performance and save costs and improve safety
    a. Ex Hole size 16 vs. 17 ½
NOV Paris, France
14-15 September 2023 Innovation, Digitalisation and Automation: The future of the well delivery process
DEA(e) Q323 Meeting Agenda
Meeting Introduction

Innovation has for a long time driven the oil and gas industry to achieve remarkable feats. Many parts of the industry today would be unrecognisable to our predecessors, however, we still have untapped potential.

In a world where we are driven to ‘do more with less’, further innovation, especially in the areas of digitalisation and automation is required. The well delivery process continues to evolve with time; what technology, digital tools or automation processes will carry us into the future?

The DEA(e) invites presentation related to the following topics for the Q3 2023 conference:

  • Systems automation across the well lifecycle
  • Remote operations advances
  • Well time and cost planning technology
  • Real-time drilling engineering software at the wellsite
  • Wired Drillpipe and Drilling Automation
  • Automating the well Construction Work Flow
  • Drilling rig automation and Drilling Control Systems
  • Data management and digitalization processes applied to drilling, completions and P&A operations
  • Capturing and sharing lessons learned
  • Integrated surveillance methods
  • Drilling / Well construction digitalization
  • Automated material logistics.
Aker BP Stavanger, Norway
7-8 December 2023 Sustainability in drilling wells and ways to minimise CO2 emissions
Meeting Introduction

It is imperative that the Oil and Gas Industry continues to improve and develop in accordance with demands in society, in addition to staying a competitive and reliable source of energy.

A key word is Sustainability: Society demands that our industry focuses on reducing emissions, capturing of emissions harmful to the environment and continuous developing and improving and introduction of cleaner and greener technology.

An important element in this respect is the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a growing industry, and that industry will to a large degree lean on the technology and competence available in the oil and gas industry. But we need to transform and continue developing a lot of the Oil and Gas technology to be able to deliver on CCS, as there are several differences and challenges in the 2 industries’ characteristics and requirements.

Therefore, Q4 2023 Topic will be: “Sustainability in drilling and wells and ways to minimise CO2 emissions
The DEA(e) invites presentations related to the following topics for the Q4 2023 conference:

  • Well design considerations for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) applications.
  • Effective methods to check or improve the barrier status on old wells to reduce risk of leakages/carbon gas leakage.
  • CO2 Footprint of Drilling and Wells and Ways to Minimize CO2 Emissions
  • Ways to approach ‘net zero’
  • Does current technology limit our ability to attain a truly sustainable industry?
  • Technologies or substitutes we need to achieve a truly sustainable industry
  • Well design considerations for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) applications.
    • Differences CCS versus Oil and Gas
    • Material selection
    • Challenges with intermittent injection
    • Well design and placement to avoid future leakage of CO2 from the storage formation
  • Well P&A in the context of (potential) future use of reservoirs for CCS
    • Integrity of legacy wells not designed for CCS
    • Integrity of wells for CCS
  • Re-completing oil and gas wells to deep geothermal
  • Geothermal well construction—benefits of O&G well construction knowledge
  • 2050 – How do we adapt to a net zero world and how does that impact the drilling industry
  • Digital tools for achieving sustainability
  • How to produce ‘green’ Oil & Gas (ESG balance)
  • Solutions and technologies to help the industry reduce emissions
  • Energy saving / environmental initiatives on drilling rigs
  • CCS initiatives – trends & technology
Vår Energi Stavanger, Norway


If you are interested in attending this meeting please contact your company representative who will coordinate your companies attendance.

If you plan to make a presentation please read our Guideline for technical presenters.

On occasion it is possible for non-members to attend; if you are not a member and are interested in registering please contact us.