Greetings from the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (SPE WPTS) / Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA)
The 43rd meeting of the Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA) will be held on Friday, March 4th, in conjunction with the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Please register at the link Click here to register // ISCWSA#43 Agenda
As with past meetings there will be a series of sub-committee meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2nd and 3rd. If you are a member of a sub-committee we will be grateful if you can plan to attend. Contact the sub-committee chairperson if you are interested in serving on a committee. A list is available on the ISCWSA website.
Meeting Rooms and Accommodations: Meeting room information is not available yet, this will be sent in a follow-up email. The SPE has negotiated a special rate at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth. This is available until February 11th. More information can be found on the SPE/IADC Conference website.
Elections for Officers at Large will take place at the meeting: Please email or speak to the current Officers at Large if you wish to run for election.
Sponsorship: We are offering a new approach in sponsorship funding covering some of the ISCWSA meeting costs. We have split the sponsorship options into four parts, the first option for the main meeting lunch, the second option for the main meeting coffee, the third option for the lunches for the workshop meetings and the fourth option a networking event. For the longevity of the organization I ask that you consider helping us as you see fit. Please contact Son Pham (Son.V.Pham@conocophillips.com) and Robert Wylie (Robert.Wylie@nov.com) if you or your organization can offer sponsorship for any of the options mentioned above. We are indebted to the many past sponsors who have contributed to sustain our technical community work which has been running for almost 20 years and we look forward to continuing our good work for many years to come.”
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The ISCWSA Committee
ISCWSA meeting minutes 1-42 can be found using this link: Meeting Minutes
The ISCWSA wellbore surveying, on-line competency course is now open for registration
Just to let you all know, the website is live now and we have our first students already signed up for the January Intake.
Details at www.uhi.ac.uk/iscwsa
You can watch the promotional video there and see the course details. It is just an introduction to the workings of a typical drilling rig and a quick tour of a working rig site.
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Please find new content in the meeting minutes and new Docs and Publications sections
The Joint Industry Project e-book "Introduction to wellbore positioning" and New Video links below:
SPE WBPTS ISCWSA ebook link // SPE WBPTS ISCWSA training video
ISCWSA Committee members:
Son Pham, ConocoPhillips: Chair Person
Jonathan Lightfoot, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation: Program Chair
Chad Hanak, SuperiorQC: Secretary
Robert Wylie, NOV: Treasurer
Philip Harbidge, Schlumberger: Webmaster
Ian Mitchell, Halliburton: Director at large
Anas Sikal, Pathcontrol: Director at large
Mark Michell: BHP Billiton Petroleum: Director at large
Ludovic Macresy, Pathcontrol: Director at large
SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (ISCWSA) active work groups:
Neil Bergstrom, Devon Energy: Operator Wellbore Survey Group, (OWSG) Chair site link:- Operator's Wellbore Survey Group; Secretary Son Pham
Andrew McGregor, Tech21 Engineering Solutions: Error model management work group chair, site link:- Error Model Management
Steve Sawaryn, Independent Consultant: Collision Avoidance Work Group Chair site link:- Collision Avoidance
Steve Mullin, Gyrodata: Industry Education Work Group Chair site link:- Education
Roger Goobie, BP: Well Intercept Work Group Chair site link:- Well Intercept
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