Industry Workshop

This first of a kind workshop in the drilling industry was an opportunity to interactively debate the DSA Report and provide input to the version released to the industry. It was very successful with 90 participants from many disciplines and 54 companies. Click here to view an interview on the workshop.

Workshop Steering Committee

John de Wardt, DE WARDT AND CO, Program Manager DSA Roadmap, Chair/Moderator
Amanda DiFiore, Charles River Analytics Inc, Human Systems Integration
Ben Facker, NOV, Controls
Blaine Dow, Schlumberger, Modelling and Simulation
Hani Ibrahim, Quantico Energy Solutions
Jay Hollingsworth, Energistics, CTO
John Macpherson, BakerHughes, a GE company, Instrument Measurement Systems
Maria Araujo, SWRI, Verification & Validation
Mark Anderson, Shell, Standards & Certification
Marty Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Consulting Ltd
Moray Laing, Halliburton, SPE DSATS Chairman, Communications
Paul Hunkar, OPC Foundation
Robin Macmillan, NOV, IADC ART Chairman, Drilling Machines and Equipment
Mike Killalea, IADC

Work Groups

The Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap workshop included various work group sessions designed to allow participants the opportunity to give feedback and input to sections of the roadmap. The following descriptors covered these work group sessions.

Session 1 Work Groups – Systems Architecture

  • Systems of Systems / Systems of Interest including Industry Reference Architecture
  • Epics / User Stories / Use Cases and States Definitions
  • Decision Control Framework: ISA 95
  • Drilling (Rig) Information Model

Session 2 Work Groups – Communications, IMS and Drilling Machines / Equipment 

  • Communications
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Systems
  • Drilling Machines and Equipment – Robin Macmillan, NOV

Session 3 Work Groups – Control Systems, Modelling and Simulation, Human Systems Integration

  • Control Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Human Systems Integration


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