Guest Author - Sarah Kern, Industry Affairs Specialist

Last week, more than 30 H&P employees from across the globe gathered in Galveston, Texas to elevate H&P’s status as a thought leader in the energy industry. The IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition brings together likeminded individuals to discuss cutting-edge concepts and technologies transforming the drilling landscape, merging the perspectives of nearly 900 individuals, working for operators, contractors, technology companies and academia.

H&P's involvement in the conference has always been significant, but 2022 brought the largest initiative supported by multiple departments across the company. An exhibition booth provided a home base to highlight new technologies through an interactive touchscreen display and informal coffee break presentations. Among these was the new environment, social and governance (ESG) solution debut, Engine Management.

The official program was full of H&P contributions through conference advisory committee and paper selection committee involvement, a session co-chair position, seven technical paper presentations and the Tech Talk and Diversity and Inclusion reception sponsorships. H&P also hosted a customer reception the first evening to promote our extensive and longstanding commitment to the conference.

Interviews and Coverage from the Event

Sonny Auld, H&P Product Manager | ESG, Engine Management
Sonny speaks about H&P's new product focused on reducing fuel consumption and hazardous emissions from the wellsite as well as the company's larger ESG roadmap.
Watch Sonny's interview with Drilling Contractor magazine.


Marc Willerth, H&P Technology Development Manager | Avoid the "Sidetrack Tax"
Marc and his team of co-authors analyzed a dataset of North American wells from a two-year span, examining the frequency of and reasons for sidetracks, as well as the typical amount of lost footage and time.
Watch Marc's interview with Drilling Contractor magazine.


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