With the ever-increasing emphasis placed on deep drilling activities worldwide, in particular in the Middle East region, this workshop offers a forum for operators, drilling contractors, service providers as well as equipment manufacturers to discuss the challenges and best practices associated with this kind of drilling. Deep wells are associated with HPHT environment, abrasive formations, demanding formation evaluation, special completions requirements, requiring the introduction of new technologies to allow safer wellbore construction, adding an element of complexity to an already complex operation.
Building on the success of the first two workshops on “Deep Well Challenges”, the objective of this workshop is to bring together experts of different disciplines involved in all phases of deep well drilling to address issues related to challenges associated with these deep wells. The workshop will also address areas relating to economics, planning, engineering, formation evaluation, completion strategies, operational challenges, case histories, technologies and other related topics in the area of green drilling and the issues and effects that the GOM BP incident has created across the industry worldwide.
The workshop will serve as a platform for all attendees to exchange experiences, address current and future challenges, introduce and showcase new technologies and equipment, and collaborate to bring about solutions to existing issues or at least pro-actively identify future challenges in order to be able to address them before they occur.
SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.
Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.
The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Deepa Choitram, event manager at email@example.com.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.
In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.