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Let’s Connect Special Session: About Wells - In Conversation with Drilling Engineers

Occurred Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Webinar via Zoom ( time)

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As an industry we’re constantly challenged to improve our business on a worldwide stage. How do we continue improving the safe delivery of high quality, economical wells and production where understanding of social requirements and the license to operate are rapidly changing?

Join us for a conversation with a panel of drilling engineers to gain insight to their understanding of how we can meet these challenges and impact well delivery planning processes and outcomes - from clarity on deliverables, process improvements, advances in technology, to building better business models for modern decision making.


John de Wardt

John de Wardt

John de Wardt CEng FIMechE is an upstream global consultant with a primary focus on drilling and wells. He held key engineering and management positions with Shell, Forasol/Foramer and Halliburton before forming his own consulting company in 1994 reaching over 75 clients worldwide. He specializes in performance gap analysis / solutions, Lean Manufacturing (Lean Drilling™) and strategic planning. John was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum engineers. John has published over 45 industry papers / articles and worked in 34 countries. de Wardt & Company

Matthew Isbell

Matthew Isbell

Matthew Isbell is a Senior Drilling Engineering Advisor at Hess Corporation focused on well construction continuous improvement and real-time systems. Matt tackles well delivery improvement opportunities and delivers efficient system solutions using technology, process, and communication skills. His expertise includes drilling systems where he holds 27 patents and has published 34 technical papers.

Magnus Tvedt

Magnus Tvedt

Magnus is a coder, tinkerer, leader, talker, father, husband, and engineer, in some order. After years of international well planning, he founded Pro Well Plan to improve decision making in the oil industry.


Kate Gibbons

Kate Gibbons

Kate Gibbons has a long and experienced career in the oil and gas industry. PhD from Manchester University, developed her career in Statoil, Halliburton, Helix RDS, Baker Hughes and Nexen (now CNOOC).

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