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Creating the Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap
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Meet our team

John de Wardt

Program Manager

Founder and Program Manager of the Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap industry initiative.

Steering Committee

  • Amanda DiFiore (Charles River Analytics)
  • Blaine Dow (Schlumberger)
  • Ed Tovar (InTechSys)
  • Eric Cayeux (NORCE)
  • John Macpherson (BakerHughes / SPE DSATS)
  • Mark Andersen (Ensign)
  • Moray Laing (Halliburton / SPE DSATS)
  • Robin Macmillan (Gata Gumbo / IADC)

Global Team

Members are listed at the commencement of each report section they supported


  • John Berra — Past Chairman Emerson Process Management
  • Eric Nettleton — formerly Rio Tinto
  • Thomas B Sheridan – Professor Emeritus MIT
  • Calvin Inabinett (Independent)