DEA Workshop 2008

DEA Workshop 2008 – June 16th 2008

LOCATION: Moody Gardens Hotel / Seven Hope Blvd. / Galveston TX, 77554


2008 Drilling Engineering Association Workshop & Exhibition 17-18 June, Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston

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Drilling Engineering Association is pleased to issue a call for abstracts for its upcoming 2008 DEA Workshop & Exhibition, which will examine cutting-edge deepwater technologies and completions for sand control. The event will be held 17-18 June at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed presentation must be submitted to IADC no later than 15 March 2008.

General subject themes envisioned for the event include the following:

  • Deepwater Technologies
  • Innovative Rigs
  • Cutting-edge Deepwater Equipment
  • Completions for Sand Control

Authors are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the conference.

For consideration, an abstract for each proposed paper must be

submitted to IADC no later than 15 March 2008.

IADC will notify prospective presenters by 31 March 2008.

Please note that formal papers will be accepted, but are NOT required for this conference.

To be selected for presentation, papers must be of great interest to drilling contractors, operators, service companies, training institutions and equipment manufacturers.


A 10×10 space is $1500.
For more information, please contact
Stephanie Murphy at +1-713-292-1945 or


Sponsor opportunities are now available!
For more information please contact
Stephanie Murphy at +1-713-292-1945 or

Hotel Information
Moody Gardens Hotel
Seven Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 1/409-741-8484
Fax: 1/409-683-4936

Room Rates: $500.00 per night (single or double) Rates available until 26 May 2008

Continuing Education Credits for Professional Engineers

Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are sometimes defined as Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

10 hours of continuing education = 1 CEU
1 hour spent in professional-development activities = 1 PDH

CEU and PDH credits may be earned in a variety of activities that include:

  • Completion of college credit courses
  • Completion of continuing education courses offered by professional associations
  • Completion of correspondence, on-line, televised, videotaped, and other short course tutorials
  • Presenting or attending seminars, in-house courses, workshops, or professional technical presentations
  • Teaching or instructing courses
  • Publishing papers, articles or books
  • Active participation in professional or technical societies

IADC does not have information about number of credit hours that can be earned in these activities. Individuals should contact their licensing, chartering, or certifying entity for specific details.

Licensing authorities normally require the engineer to keep a diary of PDHs. If audited, the licensed engineer can use conference registration receipts to document attendance. IADC can also provide written confirmation of participation in this activity, if requested.

For more information on the continuing education program,
visit the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.