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For more than 30 years, the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition has proven itself as the leading drilling event in the E&P world.  SPE: The Society of Petroleum Engineers in partnership with the IADC: The International Association of Drilling Contractors, hosts several events every year, alternating annually between Europe and North America and recently expanding programming to the Middle East and Asia Pacific.  These events accelerate progress in the oil and gas industry by connecting forward-looking technical presentations to open discussion forums.  The technical program enables oil and gas professionals to see through today’s challenges and work collaboratively toward solutions that create a stronger future for an increasingly energy-driven world.  RF System Lab has attended various conferences hosted by the SPE since 2011, and 2016 marked the fourth year in attendance.

Chad Parker, one of RF System Lab’s borescope experts, was happy to enjoy the warm weather in Houston, Texas to share the groundbreaking VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope with IADC/SPE event attendees. He had the opportunity to speak with existing customers about their experience with the easy to use, handheld, fully-articulating VJ-Advance video borescope and was excited to present new customers who stopped by the booth an opportunity to get a hands-on demo of the VJ-ADV in 2.8mm, 3.9mm, and 6.9mm diameters. The VJ-ADV offers remote visual inspection capabilities to petroleum, oil, and gas professionals.

RF System Lab will be attending several conferences and exhibits around the country, so if you missed out on your hands-on demo feel free to see us at these shows:

MRO Americas – Dallas, TX: April 5-7, 2016 – Booth 3927

Cast Expo – Minneapolis, MN: April 16-19, 2016 –  Booth 1848

Electric Power – New Orleans, LA: April 18-20, 2016 – Booth 421

MOGA – Traverse City, MI: April 21, 2016 – Booth 28

Please contact one of our borescope experts directly to try the  VJ-Advance for yourself.  To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  Contact RF System Lab today by visiting our website or call (231) 943-1171.

The 2016 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference takes place March 1-3 in Fort Worth Texas.  This conference brings together exploration and production professionals and emphasizes advancements in worldwide drilling operations that address problematic challenges and deliver improved performance.

RF System Lab borescope expert Chad Parker is looking forward to attending this leading drilling event to showcase the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) articulating video borescope.  The VJ-ADV is easy to use with joy-stick controlled articulation and high-resolution, on-board image and video capture. Chad will be onsite in booth 424 to answer questions, provide information and hands-on live demonstrations with 2.8mm, 3.9mm, and 6.9mm diameter scopes.  The VJ Advance offers versatile, remote visual inspection capabilities to petroleum, and oil and gas professionals.

The IADC/SPE is comprised of two organizations.  The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil and gas and geothermal drilling contractors. Members of the IADC own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization whose members engage in energy resources development and production.

Conference Chairperson Bill Ambrose stated “The technical, keynote, and plenary sessions will each provide insights to navigate the current low commodity price environment of our business. The distinguished speakers in our plenary session will explore the theme of “Out with the Old, in with the New” to share ideas about how we will need to adapt and evolve our technologies and practices. Topics will include well efficiency, capital deployment, and new technologies to extract energy sources. Our keynote speakers will bring perspectives from within our industry, as well as from other industries, to address the critical issues we face today.” For more information about the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, visit their website. RF System lab will be attending many tradeshows throughout the year with live demonstrations.

If you can’t meet Chad at the show but are interested in reviewing all of the features of the VJ-Advance for yourself, contact us about our no-cost, no-obligation demo program by visiting our website or call today: 231-943-1171.

2,300+ exhibitors is an impressive number. Combine that with an attendee count of around 100,000, and you’ve got the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which took place last week at NRG Park in Houston, TX. Despite the turmoil that the Oil and Gas industry has been facing as of late, OTC 2015 was as well-attended as ever.

RF System Lab snagged a booth in this sold-out exhibit hall and had a great experience. While the show’s main focus is offshore drilling, there were plenty of land-based oil and gas companies present, which allowed RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool, to present the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to maintenance professionals involved in all aspects of the petroleum industry. The lightweight, portable VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, which runs on standard AA batteries, is a great tool for both onshore and offshore maintenance needs. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the VJ-ADV is easily transported to offshore rigs for remote visual inspection (RVI) of welds and other internal parts. The VJ-ADV’s high-resolution image capture allows maintenance professionals to confidently confirm that internal areas are free of cracks and corrosion and that welds are properly sealed.

With a show of this size, it’s nearly impossible to see everyone you’d like to, but O’Tool managed to catch up with current customers and make many new connections while exhibiting at OTC. “It was a good chance to check out some of the newest technologies available for offshore rigs, and also a prime opportunity to discuss the importance of video borescopes in oil and gas maintenance. Condition based equipment maintenance (CBM) is huge right now; using NDT methods to extend time between equipment overhauls is an efficient way to save time and money,” said O’Tool. “OTC gave me the opportunity to speak with like-minded professionals about the importance of minimizing downtime and having the proper resources to allow them to do so.”

RF System Lab would like to offer maintenance professionals in the oil and gas industry, as well as a variety of other industries, the chance to try out the VJ-Advance video borescope at their own facilities. Learn more about our no cost, no obligation demo program to see how the VJ-ADV can maximize efficiency and minimize downtime by visiting the RF System Lab website.

Next week, May 4-7, 2015, RF System Lab will be exhibiting at the well-known Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for the first time.  According the the event website, the OTC Technical program covers a wide range of topics related to the offshore energy industry. Additionally, the show offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety and environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts.

The conference, which takes place annually at NRG Park in Houston, TX, has a reputation for setting a standard in the energy industry by advancing technical knowledge and scientific research; leading to enhanced competency of industry professionals.

OTC boasts one of the largest exhibit halls in the oil and gas industry. RF System Lab is excited to be one of the 2,271 exhibitors at this year’s show. Casey O’Tool, RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, will be onsite presenting the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to offshore maintenance professionals. The lightweight and extremely portable AA-battery-powered VJ-Advance is the ideal tool for inspecting pipes and ensuring that no pitting, corrosion, cracks or other defects are occurring. Additionally, the joystick-controlled 360 degree articulation on the line of VJ-Advance video borescopes makes turbine and rotating machinery inspections stress-free.

Interested parties can test out the VJ-Advance for themselves at OTC booth #6427. Casey O’Tool will be glad to provide more information about how the VJ-Advance from RF System Lab is the perfect tool for ensuring efficient safety checks on offshore oil rigs. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you go…

Show: Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Venue: NRG Park in Houston, TX

Exhibit Hall opens: Monday, May 4th at 9:00am

RF System Lab Booth: #6427

Quality Control is king of every industry. Competition is fierce, and a company’s success is based on who can provide the best quality product at the most attractive price point. RF System Lab is all about precision and strives to provide the highest quality product on the market, so we wanted to make sure the importance of quality control is a topic that receives the attention it deserves.

Now, you can visit the RF System Lab website and read more about the importance of quality control for a variety of industries. Whether you represent aviation, automotive, oil and gas, or any other industry, having a quality control plan in place is crucial for the success of your company.

Want to discuss ways to improve your quality control plan? One of our remote visual inspection experts is available to chat about the topic of quality in detail. Give us a call at (231) 943-1171.