Dr. William Maurer is a leading expert on advanced drilling technology:

EXPERIENCE

  • Over 50 technical articles
  • Books NOVEL DRILLING TECHNIQUES and ADVANCED DRILLING TECHNIQUES
  • Over 40 patents on advanced drilling tools
  • Started 15 successful oilfield service companies
  • Drilled world’s first medium radius horizontal well (Austin Chalk)
  • Developed 360C geothermal turbodrill (world’s first)
  • Cofounder of first PDC bit company (STRATA BIT)
  • Cofounder of first resin coated sand company (SANTROL)
  • Cofounder of first slimhole motor company (SLIMDRILL)
  • Patented first diamond bearing for PDMs
  • Conducted DEA 44 HORIZONTAL WELL TECHNOLOGY project which spread Hwells worldwide

AWARDS

  • 2014 Offshore Drilling Hall of Fame
  • 2008 SPE Legend of Drilling Award
  • 2004 Elected Texas Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • 2001 SPE Drilling Engineering of Year Award
  • 1992 Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering
  • 1987 Petroleum Division Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award (ASME)
  • 1987 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1984 Small Business Innovation Award – Houston District
  • 1981 Distinguished Alumnus Award – University of Wisconsin, Platteville

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Dr. Maurer wrote two books Novel Drilling Techniques and Advanced Drilling Techniques and is a recognized leader on novel drilling systems.

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Dr. Maurer also serves as a consultant to companies developing new drilling technology. He assists in developing, implementing and commercializing new drilling technology. MORE>