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SPE Integrated Drilling and Completion Solutions to Enhance Field Development

21 – 23 April 2014

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technical Agenda

Session 1: Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Services

Session Chairs: Hichem Mansour, Schlumberger; John Denis, BP

Integrated drilling and completion services continue to evolve in the industry. The expertise and functionality within the service providers have grown as has the complexity and performance requirements for well from the operators. The service provider/operator relationship continues to grow and expand as the need to ensure flawless programme execution for the drilling and completion of today’s wells. In this session, the benefits of integration, at many levels, will be discussed.

Session 2: Well Technology Integration for Enhancement

Session Chairs: John Denis, BP; Mahmoud M. Hassan, ZADCO

Technology plays an important role in drilling and completion of wells with the ultimate objective to reduce well counts, improve drilled footage/day, minimise the unit technical cost and increase well production/injection etc. In this session, participants will discuss the benefits of these technologies, challenges, and future requirements to achieve corporates objectives.

Session 3: Improve Well Delivery Process to Maximise Value

Session Chairs: Pascal Aviengne, Shell; Shamsa Al Maskary, ADCO

With the increasing of well complexity, reservoir challenges, and surface congestion, the industry continue to evaluate options to sustain or further improve the current achievements in well delivery process with the objective of reducing cost and maximising well value for the full well life cycle. In this session the value generated and benefits gained from improving well delivery processes including, fit-for-purpose well design, well planning, well execution, and delivery will be discussed.

Session 4: Commercial Models of Successful IDS Projects

Session Chairs: Lee Dolman, Oilserv; Neil Briggs, Baker Hughes

The commercial models for the integration of drilling and completion services vary across the industry with differing levels of scope, complexity, risk sharing, and partnership. The success of an IDS project depends on building the right commercial model and engaging with service providers through the right contractual structure. In this session, participants will discuss the models used to commercially evaluate and support an IDS approach, the key differentiating features of IDS contractual models, and the value created from successful IDS projects.

Session 5: Integrated Services for Well Intervention Operations

Session Chairs: Abdullah S. Marri, Saudi Aramco; Mahmoud Hassan, ZADCO

The integrated services approach started off with the drilling side of the E&P business by integrating various activities and adopting new commercial models. Realising the benefits of such approach the industry started applying the same integrated approach to increase or maintain production on wells in declining fields and in reactivating inactive strings. All aspects of planning, engineering, and executing interventions and work-overs will be discussed in this session.

Session 6: Integrated Drilling and Completion Case Studies

Session Chairs: Hamad Al Junaibi, ZADCO; Jean-Baptiste Faget, Total

This session will discuss the different case histories related to integrated drilling and completion engineering/operations, procedures, and best practices in the Gulf and MENA regions.

Participants will highlight:

  • The major challenges during the planning stage and how to resolve it
  • The problems encountered during the execution phase and its solutions
  • The lessons learnt for knowledge sharing
  • And implementations in the future