Meetings - Items filtered by date: April 2019
Write on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 Published in Meetings

Agenda of presentation: 

  • Role of the Supervisor 
  • The state of supervision around the world 
  • Сhallenges that Russia faces with supervision 
  • Contracts 
  • Competition


John Mitchell

President of Drilbert Engineering Inc

John Mitchell holds a Bs. In Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  He grew up in a family owned drilling company that was founded by his grandfather in the 1950’s. He has more than 40 years experience while working on 35 rigs all over the world, for several major drilling contractors and oil companies. He has worked every position of the rig from Roustabout to Drilling Foreman, and has the unique experience of working both in the field and the office simultaneously. This has given him a unique and intimate perspective of the communication problems that plague the industry. 

John Mitchell is the author of the popular “Trouble-Free Drilling” book sold through IADC. Mr. Mitchell has recently published a new book titled “Leadership for the Rig” which is available in English through Pegasus Vertex in Houston, TX.   


Sponsor of this SPE Moscow section meeting - The Research and Design Center for Gas and Oil Technologies (R&D Center for Gas&Oil Tech)  

The Research and Design Center for Gas and Oil Technologies (R&D Center for Gas&Oil Tech) was established in 2001 by the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas for solving innovation problems facing both oil and gas industry professionals and oil and gas think tanks. 

We provide supervision services for well site construction and well workover activities, we develop design and estimate documentation for new well projects, and we carry out expert appraisals and field personnel development programs for such customers as LUKOIL, ROSNEFT, GAZPROMNEFT, TATNEFT, and NGKh. Our current lineup of successful projects includes 280 supervision stations attached to well drilling, well development, well servicing, and well workover sites. We have over 800 employees on board. 

The mission of R&D Center for Gas&Oil Tech is: 

  • To increase the level of intelligence incorporated in the oilfield services we provide 
  • To introduce modern information technology and pursue digitization 
  • To conduct training sessions and personnel development activities 
  • To enable streamlined integration of production, education, and research 
  • To provide jobs to professionals and recent graduates with a view to preserving the continuity of generations of scientists and experts  

The ultimate goal of R&D Center for Gas&Oil Tech is to boost the performance of investments in new well projects and well rehabilitation operations by maintaining a high workplace organisation level and enabling high-quality monitoring of production processes.