Advances since Macondo

Well Integrity Management Systems & Halliburton’s Houston Technology Center

This report comments on selected themes discussed at an industry conference that took place in Houston on April 15-16 on Well Integrity Management Systems (WIMS) and related topics. Presented by DECOM WORLD, it featured diverse speakers from operators and service companies, in addition to an exhibition area for vendors that included IBM as the Gold Sponsor. WIMS seems to have replaced SEMS, a post-Macondo initiative. The report includes observations of a tour of Halliburton’s Houston Technology Center on April 16. We offer several ideas from social science to complement engineering advances.

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Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.