The increase in drilling complexity, drilling requirements, and access to more challenging reservoirs can drive up the unit technical cost (UTC, $/bbl-msf) of producing hydrocarbons.
In this dynamic complex setup, operators and service providers are required to sustain current achievements in “drilling the limits”, while implementing innovative drilling and completion solutions, strategies and technologies, to maximise well value and reduce, or at least maintain, the current UTC’s.
The objective of this integrated drilling and completion workshop is to enhance development programmes by identifying improvements to the various aspects of the well delivery/completions process. This can be achieved by:
This workshop will focus on identifying the opportunities for improving drilling and completion delivery performance against a backdrop of ever more challenging well objectives. The application of technologies, the partnering of service providers and operators, the need for fit-for-purpose programmes and wellbore life-cycle value are among the key discussion themes for this workshop.
Three (3) 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.
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 workshop 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.