More than 1,000 delegates and trade show participants from the oil and gas sector are expected to attend the NOIA Conference 2019 for Oil and Gas, which takes place over three days from 18 – 20 June, and includes 35 industry speakers.
Jim Krupa will speak on Day 2 of the Conference. Based in Houston, Jim has spent the last 13 years in the oil and gas industry working internationally in various roles and products. He joined Drilling Systems, which is now part of the 3T Energy Group, three years ago where he has focussed on building a team and strong customer service culture in the advanced simulator technology business.
Jim said: “With day rates often coming in at break-even, the industry is challenged with looking at ever more creative ways to make savings while operating in an increasingly safety-conscious environment. ‘New’ technologies such as simulation, competency software, virtual reality and e-learning are helping to address this challenge and make the industry safer, smarter and more efficient.
“Giving crews extra time to get familiar and comfortable with the control system using the safe environment of a drilling simulator alleviates all the stress and fear and has been shown to make a huge difference in drilling optimisation and rig reactivations.”