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Danny Ochoa

Drilling Domain Champion SLB

Danny Ochoa, SPE, works for SLB as drilling domain champion in the Western Hemisphere. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, with previous assignments in a wide variety of drilling projects in Brazil, Colombia, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and Venezuela. Ochoa has been directly involved in the implementation of technological solutions to drive drilling performance in land and offshore operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Universidad de America at Colombia and is a member of the JPT Editorial Review Board.

  • In recent years, operators and service companies have optimized drilling activities and reduced operational costs by accelerating the deployment of digital solutions. Among other applications, predictive data analytics are commonly used to estimate rock properties, reduce operational uncertainty, improve equipment maintenance processes, and optimize scarce human resou…
  • With the arrival of the digital age, solutions in big data, automation, and artificial intelligence are rapidly opening the door to a deeper and more-comprehensive understanding of drilling operations around the world.