Since the early days of drilling HPHT wells, the oil and gas industry has now evolved to a stage where exploration and appraisal wells are drilled by most operators. Although HPHT wells still pose a significant challenge to our industry, exploration and appraisal drilling has been facilitated by the maturation and subsequent application of technologies increasing their chance of success. The next step is to establish routine HPHT development wells which at the current time are very limited in count.
There are still gaps within the industry on how best to manage HPHT reservoirs in the long term, as well as have a robust understanding of well integrity, not just at the casing wall, but also within the subsurface.
This workshop focuses on how technologies have come together and jointly contributed to improved safety and efficiency in drilling, evaluation and completion of these challenging wells. The next step; safe long term development and management of HPHT reservoirs and wells, requires further understanding of flow assurance and geomechanics.
With the opportunity of in depth discussions and sharing of proven as well as evolving technologies, this workshop aims to furnish the participants with knowledge and tools to enhance their ability to successfully plan, engineer and execute the drilling and completion of their HPHT wells.
This applied technology workshop will promote robust HPHT well construction and operations through:
This applied technology workshop will provide a platform for E&P industry practitioners of various disciplines, service providers, regulators as well as academicians and researchers to interact with each other, discuss and share concerns and experiences with respect to emerging issues, best practices, and learning from incidents/failures.
The workshop is meant for experienced individuals who will share their own case histories and experience and will actively contribute to the discussion. We expect participation from asset managers, experts, and decision makers involved in drilling and completions, well control, OCTG, oilwell cement, MWD/LWD/E-Log, geomechanics and pore pressure prediction, well design verification, wellhead design, well testing and subsea systems.
1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.
In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive 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 at the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the ATW.
General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled workshop in May 2013.
Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.
Delegates are advised to book their domestic/international airline tickets early from their city/country to Penang, Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in May 2013.
International delegates travelling to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return or through tickets. Visa requirements depend on country of origin. Please check with your travel agent or the Malaysian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.