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Technical Program

Thursday, 6 March

0830-1215

Ballroom A

Directional Drilling

Session Chairpersons:

Martyn Ian Greensmith, Gyrodata Ltd.; Mohammed Al-Hattab, Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Directional Drilling is one of the game changing innovations that has transformed the Drilling Operations and enabled the Oil and Gas industry to develop difficult to reach reservoirs safely and economically. It has provided access to more reserves, improved recovery and lowered environmental impact. It continues to be the key contributor in accessing conventional reservoirs and is proving to be a critical component in unlocking the potential of unconventional reservoirs. This session includes presentations on the application of directional drilling in a wide range of unconventional and conventional reservoirs.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 168055 icon:DC Expanding the Extended Reach Envelope at Chayvo Field, Sakhalin Island
V.P. Gupta, ExxonMobil Development Company; A.H. Yeap, K.M. Fischer, R.S. Mathis, Exxon Neftegas Limited; M.J. Egan, AIPC
0900-0930 168014 icon:DC Steering Efficiency and Directional Responsiveness: Definitions, Considerations, Drilling System Effects, and Contributions to Performance Drilling Improvements
G. Mensa-Wilmot, J. Gagneaux, S. Langdon, P. Benet, Chevron
0930-1000 168044 icon:DC First Field-testing of a new Rotary Steerable Drilling Liner Technology on Alaska North Slope
G. Hobbs, R. Stinson, C. Alvord, ConocoPhillips; O.N. Anyanwu, C. Klotz, M. Mohammad, Baker Hughes
1045-1115 168051 icon:DC Combining MWD Ranging Technology And Gyro While Drilling (GWD) In High Inclination Wellbores Deliver Reduced Drilling Costs And Complexity Without Compromising Safety
C.H. Duck, Sperry a Halliburton company; K. Beattie, Gyrodata Inc.; R. Lowdon, Schlumberger; G. McElhinney, Solutions 52 Ltd
1115-1145 167984 icon:DC Directional Challenges and Planning of Relief Well to Resolve an HP/HT Well Blowout
M. Al-Muhailan, A. Al-Saleh, A.K. Al-Shayji, A. Rajagopalan, Kuwait Oil Company; D.C. Mckinnell, Total
1145-1215 167988 icon:DC Innovative Drilling Systems for Kick-off, Curve Building, and Landing a Lateral Without Requiring Cement Plug
S.N. Swadi, P.C. Desai, Schlumberger
Alternate 167982 icon:DC The Latest Generation of Steerable Motor Overcomes Drilling Challenges in the Niobrara Shale Unconventional Play
A.A. Azizov, L. Lemesany, N. Augustine, Baker Hughes; C.W. Loesel, Anadarko E&P
Thursday, 6 March

0830-1215

Ballroom B

Wellbore Strengthening

Session Chairpersons:

Ronald G. Bland, Baker Hughes Inc; Sabine C. Zeilinger, Exxon Mobil Corporation

This session explores recent advances and new concepts in wellbore strengthening. Highlights of this session include fracture sealing experiments, studies of shear effects on LCM and the effect of temperature on compressive strength of Eagle Ford Oil Shale cores. A fresh analysis of the connection between “casing smear” and wellbore strengthening and use of modeling to assist in FIT analysis is also presented.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 167928 icon:DC Effect of Temperature on the Compressive Strength of Eagle Ford Oil Shale Rock: An Experimental Study
H. Emadi, M.Y. Soliman, Texas Tech University; R. Samuel, Halliburton; D. Harville, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; T.D. Gamadi, R. Moghaddam, Texas Tech University
0900-0930 167945 icon:DC The Use of Modeling to Enhance the Analysis of Formation Pressure Integrity Tests
M.W. Alberty, Hess Corporation; M.R. McLean, Consultant
0930-1000 168041 icon:DC Wellbore Strengthening and Casing Smear: The Common Underlying Mechanism
E. van Oort, O.S. Razavi, University of Texas at Austin
1045-1115 167957 icon:DC A Comprehensive Experimental Study on Wellbore Strengthening
Q. Guo, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company; P.W. Way, J.M. Cook, Schlumberger; L. Ji, J.E. Friedheim, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company
1115-1145 167977 icon:DC A Method to Evaluate Lost Circulation Materials - Investigation of Effective Wellbore Strengthening Applications
S. Savari, D.L. Whitfill, D.E. Jamison, Halliburton; A. Kumar, Formerly of Halliburton
1145-1215 168001 icon:DC Finite Element Studies of Wellbore Strengthening
C. Arlanoglu, Y. Feng, E. Podnos, E. Becker, K.E. Gray, University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 167976 icon:DC Advanced Geomechanical Analysis of Wellbore Strengthening for Depleted Reservoir Drilling Applications
M. Pordel Shahri, T. Oar, Weatherford; R. Safari, Weatherford International Ltd.; M. Karimi, U. Mutlu, Weatherford
Thursday, 6 March

0830-1215

Ballroom C

Human Factors and Process Safety

Session Chairpersons:

John P. de Wardt, DE WARDT & CO.; Shaun Hancock, BG Group-BG Advance

Human Factors engineering is an emerging application in drilling operations, one which can significantly contribute to the reduction in human errors as described in the opening presentations. Process Safety is being adopted as the new frontier in safety improvement especially post Macondo, presentations describe the need and the means to implement Process Safety.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 168047 icon:DC Case Study of Weak Signals and Confirmation Bias in Drilling Operations
J.L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant; M.T. Crichton, People Factor Consultants Ltd; A. Bahamondes, ENAP Magallanes
0900-0930 167983 icon:HSE How Can the Petroleum Industry Benefit From Human Reliability Analysis?
Y. Li, J. Cho, Y. Ren, Baker Hughes
0930-1000 167967 icon:DC Threat and Error Management: The Connection Between Process Safety and Practical Action at the Worksite
J.L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultants; M. Crichton, People Factor Consultants
1045-1115 167970 icon:DC An Engineering Look at the Cause of the 2010 Macondo Blowout
J.A. Turley, The Brier Patch, LLC
1115-1145 167946 icon:HSE Defining and Improving Process Safety for Drilling and Well Services Operations
H. Chajai, Maersk Oil & Gas; C. Smith, SPD Well Project Management LTD
1145-1215 168003 icon:HSE Managing the HSE Interface: Changing How the Industry Owns the Space Where Operator, Driller, and Service Providers Co-Exist
J.J. Hinton, Baker Hughes; T. Debertrand, Total S.A.; J.M. Karish, ENSCO plc; C.M. Glencross, True North Concepts Inc.
Alternate 168005 icon:DC Don’t Get Stung Setting Balanced Cement Plugs: A Look at Current Industry Practices for Placing Cement Plugs in a Wellbore Using a Stinger or Tail-Pipe
J. Roye, Schlumberger; S. Pickett, Chesapeake Energy
Thursday, 6 March

1330-1715

Ballroom A

Performance Excellence

Session Chairpersons:

Eric Edgar Maidla, Slider; John Laurence Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant LLP

A series of case studies covering a variety of applications from remote area operations to accounts of how difficult operational problems were resolved. The key to success in each case was the detailed technical analysis and focus that went into achieving excellent results.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 167949 icon:DC The Majnoon Field: A Case Study of Drilling Operations in a Remote Area of Iraq
J. Le Vesconte, Halliburton; R. Tinkhof, Shell; P. Hardman, The REACH Group
1400-1430 167963 icon:DC Fracture Gradient From Leakoff Test: Pitfalls of Using LOT Data From Nonvertical Wells
U.B. Rai, N.T. Ghodke, P.M. Schutjens, K.R. Shete, Shell
1430-1500 167931 icon:DC Dynamic Modeling of Gas Distribution in the Wellbore During Kick Situations: The Solutions
C. Gruber, University of Leoben; H.F. Spoerker, OMV Exploration/Production; W. Brandstaetter, University of Leoben
1545-1615 167919 icon:DC Unified Team Approach: Leveraging Real-Time Capabilities Reduces NPT While Enhancing HSE Effectiveness
H. Ibrahim, Schlumberger; Y. Gidh, Shell
1615-1645 168042 icon:DC Identifying and Surviving a 1500 ft Long Keyseat @18,000 ft - A Case History and Lessons Learned
R.B. May, Schlumberger; C. Perez, PEMEX; A. Perdoma, A. Jimenez, J. Angel, N. Salinas, E. Rodriguez, C. Angarita, J. Mierez, Schlumberger
Thursday, 6 March

1330-1715

Ballroom B

Case Studies

Session Chairpersons:

Xianping Wu, Shell E&P Laboratories; Roy Marker, Statoil ASA

This session highlights a wide range of case studies related to bit design, casing exit, real-time drilling optimization, pore pressure prediction methodology and high endurance cutting elements. It will also explore the drilling and completion technologies utilized to maximize well production.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 168040 icon:DC Incorporating Completion and Drilling Techniques to Enhance and Maximize Production Over the Life of the Well
L.M. Smith, Alaskan Energy Resources; G. Scott, Western Energy Products and Services
1400-1430 168006 icon:DC Innovative Dual-Diameter PDC Bit Design Provides Unique Solution to Successful Drilling of Challenging Volcanic Interval
P. Teasdale, G.E. John, R. Davis, National Oilwell Varco; N. Baudouin, Total E&P
1430-1500 167940 icon:DC First 30-in Casing Exit Enables Slot Recovery in Gulf of Suez’s East Zeit Field
M. Reda, Dana Petroleum; M. Fahmy, M. Khedr, Schlumberger
1545-1615 167960 icon:DC Case Histories of Real-Time Drilling Optimization Combining Drill String Modeling, Surface Measurements and Downhole Measurements
M.P. Frenzel, M. Wassell, APS Technology; A.C. Brown, APS Technology Inc.
1615-1645 167915 icon:DC Seismic Frequency versus Seismic Interval Velocity Based Pore Pressure Prediction Methodologies for a Near Salt Field in Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico: Accuracy Analysis and Implications
T. Mannon, Stone Energy; S. Salehi, Petroleum University of Technology Iran; R. Young, eSeis
1645-1715 167944 icon:DC High Endurance Cutting Elements
C.J. Stowe, A.D. Ponder, Baker Hughes
Alternate 168031 icon:DC Instrumented Motors Prove Crucial in Unconventional Well Placement
A. Wright, J. Snyder, Halliburton
Alternate 167921 icon:DC First Application Of Turbodrill And Hybrid Bit To Optimize Drilling Times In Cretaceous Formations With High Chert Content In Mexico South Region
R. Varela, Schlumberger; F. Guzman, Neyrfor; D. Cruz, Smith Bits; N. Atencio, F. Iturrizaga, R. May, Schlumberger; R. Solano, Pemex; R. Perez, Pemex E&P
Thursday, 6 March

1330-1715

Ballroom C

Drilling Technology

Session Chairpersons:

Sabine C. Zeilinger, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Iain Cooper, Schlumberger

Use of technology is essential in nearly all aspects of the constantly developing drilling business. In this session we will listen to and discuss some of the new technology available to the Industry as presented by our peers. People joining the session will have a great opportunity to leverage on important new developments in drilling technology.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 167978 icon:DC Development of On-Line Sensors for Automated Measurement of Drilling Fluid Properties
S. Magalhaes, C.M. Scheid, L.A. Calcada, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro; M. Folsta, A.L. Martins, C.M. de Sá, Petrobras
1400-1430 167972 icon:DC Reliable Technology for Drilling Operations in a High-Pressure/High-Temperature Environment
I. Ahmad, O. Akimov, P.R. Bond, P. Cairns, N. Eide, T. Gregg, T. Heimes, A. Nwosu, F. Wiese, Baker Hughes
1430-1500 167990 icon:DC Advancing Deepwater Kick Detection
A. Johnson, C. Leuchtenberg, S. Petrie, D. Cunningham, Managed Pressure Operations
1545-1615 168033 icon:DC Application of Real-Time Process Control and Engineering Software Simulation in Foam Cementing
M.I. Dooply, A. El Hancha, G.G. De Bruijn, E. Gubanov, M. Voloshchuk, Schlumberger
1615-1645 167991 icon:DC Selecting Safe Mud Weight Window for Wellbore in Shale While Drilling Using Numerical Simulation
Y. Han, Shell Exploration and Production Company; formerly with Halliburton; F. Meng, ConocoPhillips
1645-1715 168057 icon:DC A Field-Based Method of Calibrating Inclinometers for Floating Drilling and Completion Operations With Applications of the Method to Reduce Differential Flex Joint Angles
D.E. Mouton, BP; D. Newberry, University of Houston
Alternate 168038 icon:DC Engineered Oilwell-cement-based Systems for Optimum Validation of Cased-hole Ultrasonic Tools
W. Cuello Jimenez, X. Pang, T. Gilstrap, Halliburton