"It was a pleasure to attend the 5th Anniversary of the KDR Well Engineering Forum. As a keynote speaker, I noted in my introduction the amazing development of the KDR in such a short space of time. This is something that I had not anticipated, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The technical sessions were relevant and genuinely interesting, addressing the currently themes and industry challenges. Most importantly from my perspective, it was a great event for networking with the full oil and gas value chain – operators, drilling, service and technology companies. Combined, these issues give credit to the KDR and ensure that it is recognised as an important forum for the region. I was really impressed!"
Luca Vignati, EVP Central Asia, ENI SpA
“I have worked with Paul Seed and TMG Worldwide for many years during my time with Shell and Salym Petroleum Development in Russia, primarily through the RDCR Well Engineering Forum, held every year in Moscow. This was my first time at the KDR Well Engineering Forum and I found it to be very useful, with great topics that address the industry challenges. In terms of my role as an advisor to the National Company, this event will help me suggest areas where we can increase efficiency during the well engineering cycle. I have also met many new colleagues and have set a number of meetings to follow up on our discussions at the KDR.”
Rob Tinkhof, COO, Nostrum Oil and Gas (Zhaikmunai LLP)
“The KDR is a forum for us all to get together and discuss industry challenges, learn and share knowledge. It was a big success!”
Antonio Rosada, D&C Engineering Manager, Tengizchevroil
“The KDR is a forum for Operators and leading regional and international drilling contractors to collaborate with engineers from service and technology companies. Discussions focus on well construction, well completion and workover, and the implementation of new technologies, knowledge and experience sharing during the well construction phase in Kazakhstan”
Jeffrey Karfunkle, Deputy General Director, Scientific Research Institute for Production & Drilling Technology (SRI PDT), JSC NC KazMunayGas. KDR 2017 General Event Partner and Platinum Sponsor
“Up until now, there has not been a forum in Kazakhstan for operators and drilling contractors to partake in open dialogue. The KDR fulfilled this role, and during the event we had many useful and interesting discussions. For this reason, we will be participating again at the 2nd KDR next year and will be recommending it to all of our partners, colleagues, sub-contractors and suppliers”
Rakhmet Khairullayev, Former President, KazPetro Drilling. KDR 2017 Platinum Sponsor
“The KDR is a very good medium for oil companies and service companies to meet face to face and discuss current challenges, and how to solve them. We met with NC KMG and many other oil companies and are looking forward to following up on our discussions”
Zhang Jun, General Director, Sino Kazakhstan Greatwall Drilling. KDR 2017 Gold Sponsor
“The feedback from the 1st KDR has been very positive. The 2nd KDR in 2016 will be larger, more extensive and be more focussed on the challenges faced in the Kazakh drilling sector. Before next year’s event, we invite people to suggest topic areas, so that we can keep dialogue open on the complex issues that require attention and technology solutions”.
Murat Abdigaliyev, Former Director of Drilling and Well Services, JSC NC KazMunayGas. KDR 2017 General Event Partner and Platinum Sponsor
“The 2015 KDR was a very well organized event, and I commend the KDR organizers, presentation members, and venue for their efforts. I also commend the sponsors for their active support of the event. The attendee participation from Kazakh companies was very impressive for a first time event, with open and active discussions both formally and informally throughout the day. I sincerely hope that the KDR will become an annual event, and a possibility for industry professionals to assemble, discuss mutual issues, and initiate beneficial and efficient operational and technical improvements within regional drilling operations”
Murray Faulkner International Project Management