VPD Video – “Upgrading the Grading: Let’s talk about the progress made and plans forward”

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Original Air Date: 9 February 2022 @ 7:00 Houston (GMT-6)

In This Virtual Panel Discussion:


In 2021, the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee chartered a workgroup to upgrade the IADC dull grading system. An overview of the planned efforts was given on 4 January 2021 titled Upgrading the Grading: “If your bit could talk, what would it tell you?” More than 100 industry experts have been working on this for the past year in four work groups: Drill Bits, BHAs, Case Studies, and Data Storage and Retrieval. This new virtual panel discussion highlights the progress made, issues to be resolved, and roadmap to completion this year.


Each work group gives a 20 minute update on their:

    • Charter
    • Current planned output
    • Items to be resolved
    • Time to completion

7:10 – 7:30 – Drill Bit Group – Dustin Lyles / Tom Roberts
7:30 – 7:50 – BHA Group – Paul Neil
7:50 – 8:00 – Break
8:00 – 8:20 – Case Studies – Willie Watson
8:20 – 8:40 – Data Storage and Retrieval – David Shackleton
8:40 – 9:00 – Closing Remarks/Action Items – Paul Pastusek

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