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Integrated Drilling Services to Increase Well Construction Efficiency at Lower Cost Per Barrel

29 – 30 April 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technical Agenda

Monday, 29 April, 0900-1000

Session 1: What are Integrated Well Construction Services? Overview and Vision

Session Chairs: Abdulla Al Tamimi, ADMA-OPCO; Femi Adewumi, Schlumberger

This session will be used to review and present the possible definitions, perceptions, and expectations of integrated well construction services, given the underlying drivers and goals are diverse and defined by the different perspective of the different sectors of the industry.

International and national oil companies, drilling contractors, service companies, and government regulatory and investment teams are invited to discuss and present their perspectives and expectations, to attempt to evolve a converging definition for integrated well construction services.


Session 2: Industry Models and Adaptability to the MENA Region

Session Chairs: Olav M. Skår, Shell; Rajneesh Kumar, BAPCO

This session addresses the need of integrated drilling services as a way forward for optimising well delivery. And discuss environmental sustainability and life cycle consideration from well design though construction, production, well maintenance through ONE service provider which would not only make sense in economical terms as it would cost per barrel, but it will also add more reservoir by meeting the different objectives in different regions or different projects. As a guideline for our action plan we will look into case histories for lessons learnt from projects outside the MENA region like Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and also get to know the best practices keeping in mind geopolitical, security, commercial (profitability and economic viability), local infrastructure, and time limit to achieve our targets.


Session 3: Contracting Process and Challenges

Session Chair: Willem Koetsier, Baker Hughes

This session addresses the contracting process for an integrated drilling project, which can be a long and strenuous process. Roles and responsibilities will transfer from operator to service company, as will associated risks in the execution, including blow-out and pollution. Depending on scope, a balance needs to be struck in the contract between risk and reward, to create a win-win situation for both operator and service-company without compromising HSE, well integrity, and profitability. A well-structured contract is therefore pivotal to the success of an integrated drilling project, as well as to achieving the objectives of all parties involved.

Tuesday, 30 April, 0830–1000

Session 4: Optimising Well Delivery Performance with Integrated Services I

How can we engage operators and service companies during contract execution; are we compliant with the T&Cs; will it be easy to get the required approvals on time to optimise the well delivery performance?

Operators and service companies are required to work as partners to deliver performance; the objectives should be clearly defined. Will this be applicable in every project? How can we be more efficient, continuously improve quality; reduce NPT, and eventually the ultimate goal of delivery performance?

How about the supply chain? Where do they do they fit in this puzzle?

Optimising the well delivery performance with this session is expected to answer most of the questions above.

The below topics will be discussed with the participants:

  • Integration between service and operators—contract execution, approvals
  • Performance drilling in integrated services—integrated BHA bits/motors
  • Well construction and integrated services—performance drilling, cementing, rig management, well design, AFE, time depth, ROI
  • Reward mechanism, performance contracts
  • Efficiency, quality and NPT reduction
  • Supply chain—role of planners, logistics, CAPEX


Session 5: Optimising Well Delivery Performance with Integrated Services II

Session Chairs: Erhan Isevcan, Halliburton; Said Al Harthi, Petroleum Development Oman

Technology is the key success factor in the oil and gas industry particularly in drilling; therefore this session will allow participants to identify the benefit of technology into integrated services. Technology not only contributes in favour of enhanced well delivery process, but it also plays a valuable role on decision making and the achievement of corporate objectives. The optimum performance of the well delivery process through integrated services would be accomplished by gathering valuable data, monitoring drilling parameters in the real-time, and implementing fit-for-purpose technologies to add the necessary value to the business. Along with the best practices, the session will be mainly focused on an effective integrated service model, for which participants will brainstorm on the following topics:

  • Identification of fit-for-purpose technologies and its implementation in an integrated environment
  • Integration, technology and decision making—align the objectives
  • Real-time monitoring—analysis, surveillance and decisions
  • Data capturing, improving drilling curve through knowledge management
  • Talent and retention


Session 6: Integrated Service Opportunities

Session Chairs: Hamad Saleh Al Junaibi, ZADCO; Imran Butt, Baker Hughes

In our evolving oil and gas industry an integrated services approach is an ideal solution to provide compatible and fit-for-purpose technologies with solo accountability across all inter-related services to ensure successful well construction. This last session of the workshop will share the vision for the region and discuss possible future opportunities. This session will be very beneficial to both the service companies and the operators as both will be able to share the demand and supply of integrated services in the region. We will be elaborating on some upcoming projects and will also have an open discussion on operator’s expectations. The views of the governing bodies will also be presented and hence this session will provide an outlook for the future and a closure to this workshop.