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Drilling Innovations & Technology Forum: Fall 2020

October 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


During this 60-minute live webcast, we will discuss the following topics:

1) “Allegro Casing and Liner While Drilling Services”, with presenter, Hesham Darwish, Drilling Tools Business Development Manager, Schlumberger.

Schlumberger leads the industry with innovative and reliable directional drilling and retrievable casing solutions. Allegro CD directional casing-while-drilling service mitigates partial or total losses; strengthens and improves wellbore stability; eliminates stuck pipe, hard reaming and sidetracks. Technology development and enhancements enable Allegro CD service to perform with high operational reliability, creating more traction to grow customer confidence. Allegro CD service is the only directional and retrievable casing drilling system on the market today.

2) “Reducing Costs, Improving Efficiency and Eliminating Invisible Lost Time in the Tubular Running Process”, with presenter, Brad Kwasnycia, Director, Sales and Marketing, Volant.

Time is the new currency.  Optimizing rig equipment and operational procedures that safely reduce casing installation times presents a significant opportunity to reduce well construction costs.  Volant’s broad focus on tubular running efficiency led to its TRUE™ Analysis service, which uses available rig data to create an accurate and unbiased report on the distribution of time used during each cycle, identifying invisible lost time and eliminating rig time usage uncertainty.  Efficiency improvement opportunities are highlighted and provide an effective training tool for crews to optimize “in-slip” operations, increase performance and reduce run times.

3) “Clearing Up the DUCs: Evaluating Schedule Scenarios for Intensive Completion Activity”, with presenter, Owen Plowman, Vice President, Actenum Corporation

The rig count has fallen dramatically since March and operators have accumulated many drilled uncompleted wells (DUCs). These will have to be dealt with as operations slowly recover. You are probably asking questions like, “What will cashflow look like when we restart operations?”

Join us for this informative webinar and learn how sophisticated, AI-powered scheduling tools can help with built-in scenario creation/evaluation capabilities that let you answer questions like that rapidly and accurately.


Hesham Darwish, Drilling Tools Business Development Manager, Schlumberger

Hesham Darwish graduated with Bachelor of Science in Geology from Cairo University. He joined Smith Bits in 2004 as a sales engineer in Cairo. He has since worked as an operations manager, regional manager, area sales and marketing manager for Middle East and Asia, and Eastern Hemisphere commercial manager in Bucharest. In 2019, Darwish became a business development manager for drilling tools, overlooking the Allegro casing- and liner-while-drilling services portfolio. Darwish enjoys travelling, fishing, and exercising.

Brad Kwasnycia, Director, Sales and Marketing, Volant

Brad manages Volant’s global marketing and sales operations and has responsibility for outward facing strategies. He provides high level input on market competitiveness, pricing, sales forecasting and revenue growth. Brad is focused on business development and the provision of integrated and effective solutions to customer challenges.

Owen Plowman, Vice President, Actenum Corporation

Owen Plowman is Vice President of Actenum Corporation. He has worked in the IT industry for over 39 years. Prior to joining Actenum in 2006, Owen spent fourteen years at Oracle Corporation Canada, in a variety of management positions in sales consulting, technical support, marketing, and professional services. He left Oracle to act as an independent consultant to small and mid-sized software companies.

Owen began his career writing commercial software in 1979. After completing his university studies in molecular biology and computer science, he was employed by Meta Systems Canada (An Ontario software start-up), where he led development team efforts and consulted on projects for Canadian and U.S. government agencies and defense contractors.


Cameron Wallace, Digital Editor, World Oil

Cameron Wallace is responsible for industry news and special content across World Oil’s digital channels. He has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on drilling technology and emergency response development.  He is a published SPE, IADC and AADE author, and has represented the offshore energy industry before state and national legislative branches.