Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who came to Austin on Friday and invested your valuable time helping us to kick-off RAPID on Friday May, 8th. Your presence, input and feedback was very important to us. We sincerely hope that it was good use of your time also.

For anyone who could (or could not) make it to the event, we are making many of our presentations available below. All of the presentations are available in the members only section or you can request them directly from our Program Director, Eric van Oort.

We enjoyed hosting you in Austin and hope to hear from you soon!

Drs. Eric van Oort, Mitch Pryor, Pradeep Ashok, Maggie Chen, Behcet Acikmese, Ali Karimi and Mark Reis
RAPID Steering Group
The University of Texas at Austin


Click on the presentation titles to download the presentations. Presentations with an '*' are available in the members only section or by contacting Eric van Oort.

RAPID Overview
10:00 10:20 Welcome Remarks, What is RAPID? Eric van Oort
10:20 10:35 Student Programs Pryor / Ashok
Senior Researcher Presentations
10:50 11:05 Advanced modelling for oil & gas applications* Maggie Chen
11:05 11:20 Big data, human factors and decision-making* Pradeep Ashok
11:30 11:45 Downhole modelling, kick-detection, MPD* Ali Karimi
11:45 12:00 Advanced control, directional drilling, vibration mitigation* Behcet Acikmese


12:15 Intelligent mechanization, drilling automation, simulation* Mitch Pryor
12:15 12:30 RAPID Research Summary & Objectives Eric van Oort
Selected Graduate Student Presentations
14:00 14:15 Drilling dynamics and control* Roman Shor
14:15 14:30 Making sense of high frequency data* Theresa Baumgartner
14:30 14:45 Improving quality of drilling data* Adrian Ambrus
14:45 15:00 Data aggregation & human factors in drilling automation* Parham Pournazari
15:10 15:40 RAPID Consortium Details Mitch Pryor
15:40 16:00 RAPID Summary, Questions, & Feedback Eric van Oort

Click here to download the original agenda and location details.

Date and Location

Friday, May 8, 2015 (immediately following OTC)

AmphitheaterAT&T Executive Conference CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

Google Map:

(512) 404-3600

Valet Parking and Self parking is available at the confernce center/hotel ($15 for up to 8 hour period)