John de Wardt is an active volunteer in oil and gas industry organizations. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). He has facilitated numerous industry panel sessions at major conferences and industry workshops on leading business topics.
Influences by John de Wardt in the industry
- Featured in Alexander Haig’s World Business Review television program.
- Moderator for the 1994 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference panel session titled "Impact of Drilling Operations on Well Life Cycle Cost Reduction" held in Dallas, USA
- Moderator for the 1995 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference panel session titled "Vision 2020 - Preparing for the Next Twenty Five Years" held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Moderator for the 1996 SPE / IADC Asia Pacific Drilling Conference panel session titled "Alliance and Partnering: Defining the Terms/Methods/Results" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Moderator for the 1999 SPE / IADC Middle East Drilling Conference panel session titled "Integration - the Key to Reducing Drilling and Production Costs".
- Led a Middle East workshop titled "Introducing Practical Techniques for Implementing A Successful Partnership" for The Institute For International Research.
- Led Houston conference on “Alliancing in Oil and Gas” for the International Quality and Productivity Corporation.
- Led Singapore conference on “Best Practices in Project Management” for Universal Network Intelligence.
- He was a 1995/96 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer.
Other workshops / forums in which John de Wardt has chaired sessions and been a committee member include:
- SPE Drillstring Dynamics Forum, Austria
- SPE Wellbore Surveying Applied Technology Workshop, France
- SPE Emerging Technology Workshop, USA
- SPE Drilling Automation Applied Technology Workshop, USA
- SPE Automated Well Construction Factory Forum, France
John de Wardt is currently a committee member of the SPE / IADC Annual Drilling Conference and the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS). He is leading a sub-group of DSATS on Risk and Reliability of Automated Drilling Systems.
- Institute of Mechanical Engineers
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- International Association of Drilling Contractors
- NOMADS - National Oil-Equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society
...substantial improvement in product delivery and resultant reductions of inventory. The catalyst for these new processes was the Strategic Planning workshop lead by John de Wardt.
His recent corporate strategy development work resulted in a set of strategic initiatives that are already beginning to deliver value only a few months into their implementation.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
John de Wardt provided us with a straight forward, hard driving, no nonsense approach to strategic planning that is still helping us define and achieve new business goals.
His insight into the oil and gas industry is invaluable, and his knowledge of best practice in manufacturing has added measurable value to several of our investments.
John’s emphasis on rigorous planning has resulted in tangible and measurable results in the area of drilling and completing wells. A true step-change.
Mad Dog GOM Well sets the bench mark.
BP Mad Dog's first Deep Water Development well (4,600 ft water depth) in its pre - SPAR drilling phase achieved a planned TD of 21,330' using Diamond's Ocean Confidence 5th generation semi submersible rig in 21 days per 10,000 ft. The team exceeded the best of best performance in all well segments, except one, in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This S shaped well drilled through a thick salt section to faulting and a pressure regression below. BP utilized DE WARDT AND COMPANY to take them through the key process steps to achieve the organization alignment, focus on performance, plan enhancement and other attributes they were looking for.
"ELITE" - A success for GF Satellites.
The Lean Drilling program was applied to a 4400 meters development well with an 1100 meters horizontal section, which was planned to include an intelligent completion, in the Norwegian sector of the N Sea. The well was drilled in 25.4 days with an overall drilling performance of 171 meters / day compared to a historic average of 80 meters / day, using a type 2 semi-submersible unit in some 350 meters of water (left plot). The completion activity was performed in 12.9 days compared to a historic completion time of 24 days (right plot). Statoil stated in their magazine "Well Informed" that the result was even better than the Technical Limit Curve for this well. This result realized capital cost savings of US$ 7.5 million and additional value from earlier production of oil.