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Rapid Innovation Case Study – Concept to Commercialization of a New Rotary Steerable System in Less than Two Years

Includes a Live Event on 04/16/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

This webinar is about how to rapidly develop new technology. It will describe how a new-generation Rotary Steerable System (RSS) was developed from a blank sheet of paper to first commercial work in just 23 months. It will focus on the importance of developing a clear and simple requirements specification to provide the “True North” direction to keep the project focused and on track and offer simple tools to develop and test such a requirements document. It will discuss how risk was removed from the project, and how a “fail fast” philosophy and adherence to a strict cadence in testing allowed the system to be delivered so quickly. As background to some of the design decisions, the webinar will briefly review how the RSS market has changed over the last two decades, and how, as a direct result of these changes, the design team focused on modular design and rapid turn around of tools, in order to maximize utilization and efficiency. Although the case history is specific to a particular type of tool, the principles used are broadly applicable and should be of interest to anybody practicing innovation  and new product development.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by John Clegg and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from John Clegg.

John Clegg

Weatherford Fellow

Mr. Clegg is a Weatherford Fellow in the drilling domain. Over 33 years he has worked in multiple countries in engineering, manufacturing, sales and operations with upstream technologies including drill bits, drilling motors, rotary steerable tools, measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling and managed pressure drilling. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, England and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. He has 14 patents, has authored multiple papers and sits on the Boards of the Drilling Systems Automation and Research and Development Technical Sections of SPE, the Program Committee for the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and the SPE Drilling Advisory Committee.

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04/16/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
04/16/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available