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Tuesday, 17 March

0800-1130

Capital Suite, Room 14

01 Well Operation Planning and Human Factors

Session Chairpersons:

John Robert Bisset, The Energy Centre, Robert Gordon University; John P. de Wardt, DE WARDT AND COMPANY

This session has two elements, both vitally important for safety and good management. Robust well operations planning is essential as new projects are becoming more complex and costly. Presentations include the applying of audit principles to well engineering efficiency, an update on probabilistic well time estimates, and well cost estimation and control. Human behaviour and interactions are increasingly recognised as vital in our teamwork and decision making. The Human Factors session includes the HAZOP process to identify issues in the drilling process, human factors in drilling, and a review of the inflow process and the role it played in the Macondo incident.

Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 173149 icon:DC Assuring the Effectiveness of Well Engineering Operations Through a Company-Wide Internal Audit Process
A. Colt, OMV Exploration & Production GmbH; J.L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant LLP; S.A. Wirth, OMV Exploration & Production GmbH
0830-0900 173028 icon:DC Probabilistic Well Time Estimation Revisited: Five Years On
A.J. Adams, K. Grundy, C. Kelly, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited
0900-0930 173148 icon:DC Well Cost Estimation and Control - Advanced Methodologies for Effective Well Cost Management
J.P. de Wardt, DE WARDT & COMPANY INC; S.K. Peterson, Risked Decisions
1000-1030 173117 icon:HSE Experiences, Challenges, and Common Recommendations from Performing HAZOP Studies to Identify Potential Hazards Associated to Surface Gas and Mud Handling Systems During Drilling Operations
C. Rubiano, P. Sullivan, F. Gil, J. Tench, BP
1030-1100 173104 icon:DC Getting to Grips with Human Factors in Drilling Operations
J.L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant LLP; K. Lauche, Radboud University; M. Crichton, People Factor Consultants Ltd; I. Pollard, Fairfield Energy Ltd; L.B. Hviid, Maersk Drilling; B. Verweijen, Radboud University Netherlands
1100-1130 173123 icon:DC The Macondo Inflow Test Decision: Implications for Well Control and Non-technical Skills Training
J.L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant LLP
Tuesday, 17 March

0800-1130

Capital Suite, Room 11

02 Managed Pressure Drilling - Meeting the Needs of the Future

Session Chairpersons:

Thomas L. Gee, Weatherford; Blaine Dow, Schlumberger

The industry is facing increasingly challenging drilling environments. Meeting the challenges will require advances in technology that are just being investigated and tried today. This session will include the effect of sea wave heave when maintaining a constant bottomhole pressure (BHP) in MPD, the impact of continuous flow systems (CFS) in the adoption of MPD, the development of an MPD Well Control Matrix, the model basis and use of a Dynamic Dual Gradient Model for training, new developments in MPD automated systems, and finally, a case study illustrating the use of MPD with oil-based mud (OBM) in a difficult scenario such as a highly fractured carbonate below a sensitive laminated shale. These breakthrough technologies are enabling the industry to overcome many of the hazards we currently face.

Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 173005 icon:DC Elastic Pipe Control and Compensation for Managed Pressure Drilling Under Sea Wave Heave Conditions
R. Samuel, R. Lovorn, Halliburton
0830-0900 173155 icon:DC CFS v. MPD- Revolutionary Technology To Outshine Industry Leader?
J. Cunningham, A. Ozegovic, B. Grayson, J.R. Cunningham, C. Salvo-Shook, Weatherford
0900-0930 173145 icon:DC A Dynamic Dual Gradient Model and Its Use for Training Prior to DGD Operations in Norway and GoM
M. Svendsen, eDrilling Solutions; K. Bjorkevoll, SINTEF Petroleum Research; R. Rommetveit, eDrilling Solutions; M. Aghito, J. Froyen, SINTEF Petroleum Research; S.I. Odegard, eDrilling Solutions; D. Molde, Statoil
1000-1030 173126 icon:DC Breakthrough Advance in MPD Automation: A New System Manages Narrower Drilling Window with Reduced Equipment and Crew
Y. Couturier, J. Hansen, F. Prent, P.A. Thow, Schlumberger
1030-1100 173094 icon:DC Developing a MPD Operation Matrix - Case History
L. Hollman, I.U. Haq, C. Christensen, T. da Silva, Blade Energy Partners; M. Ben Fayed, N. Thorn, W. Geldof, BG Egypt
1100-1130 173021 icon:DC Case Study: Using Managed Pressure Drilling and Oil Based Mud to Efficiently Drill an Extremely Thick and Highly Fractured Carbonate Sequence Under an Extremely Thick and Highly Sensitive Laminated Shale
H.E. McGowen, Navidad Energy Partners, LLC
Tuesday, 17 March

0800-1130

Capital Suite, Room 2

03 Bit Technology and Application Case Studies

Session Chairpersons:

Dan Eugene Scott, Baker Hughes; Ching Tiung Lau, Varel International

This session will highlight a wide range of new technologies in a diverse spectrum of bit types and from a wide range of companies. One paper presents a case study of a mill and drill bit with enhancements to protect the cutters during the milling operation. Another provides a case study of a 16-inch impregnated bit run on a turbo drill deeper in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, while another covers a case study of applying the rotating PDC cutter in Australia. A fourth paper discusses the latest developments on the hybrid rolling cone and PDC, and a step-out application offshore Ireland. The last paper in the session highlights an innovative new bearing design for the rolling elements in tricone and hybrid bits. The related ePoster session covers innovations in edge geometry, bit coatings to reduce balling, and improved hydraulics design for horizontal bits in the shale plays.

Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 173031 icon:DC Extending Bit Life Through Bearing Innovations
J. Schroder, A. AlDarwaish, J.W. Richards, M. Di Pasquale, M. Mohamed, Baker Hughes; J. Yorty, Timken
0830-0900 173029 icon:DC Innovative Hybrid Bit Delivers Breakthrough in a Deepwater Exploration Well on the West Coast of Ireland
C. Holub, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ireland (Offshore) Ltd (EMEPIOL); B.C. Chiniwala, J. Montgomery, R.J. Buske, Baker Hughes Inc.
0900-0930 173144 icon:DC Conical Diamond Element Bit Sets New Performance Benchmarks Drilling Extremely Hard Carbonate/Chert Formations, Perm Region Russia
V. German, Lukoil; M. Pak, M.G. Azar, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company
1000-1030 173038 icon:DC Hydraulic Design of Shale Drill Bit Using an Integrated Numerical and Experimental Approach
A.A. Moslemi, R. Rahmani, R.B. Graham, B.S. Ivie, NOV Wellbore Technologies
1030-1100 173125 icon:DC Pioneer Turbodrilling With 16 ½” Impregnated Bit in Deep Pre-Salt Well in Santos Basin
R. Pantoja, G. Britto, J. Buzzá, A.M. Vieira, F. Laroca, Petrobras; G. Appelshaeuser, Halliburton
1100-1130 173086 icon:DC PDC Shearing Cap Technology Protects Cutters When Drilling Out Casing Bits for Increased ROP and Bit Life in the Next Hole Section
W.W. King, Varel International; C. Leon, CT&B; M. Reese, T. Rumbos, K.W. Schader, Varel International; J. Torres Cano, Ecopetrol S.A.; H. Chevre, Perenco
Tuesday, 17 March

1430-1800

Capital Suite, Room 11

04 Drilling Optimisation I

Session Chairpersons:

Wajid Rasheed, Smart Wellbore Systems; Robello Samuel, Halliburton

The session covers developments in the application and integration of real-time data in novel processes and workflows for drilling optimisation.

Time Paper # Presentation
1430-1500 173061 icon:DC Well Advisor - Integrating Real Time Data With Predictive Tools, Processes and Expertise to Enable More Informed Operational Decisions
R.R. Israel, C.J. Mason, N. Whiteley, K.A. Gibson, BP; D. Dobson, The Morphix Company; P.K. Andresen, Kongsberg Oil & Gas
1500-1530 173115 icon:DC An Holistic Approach to Improving Drilling Performance in Realtime: Integrating Measured, Analysed, Modelled and Reported Drilling Data
R.J. Kucs, OMV; G. Thonhauser, TDE; M. Regan, Kongsberg; J.W. Hanson, IDS; J. Haugen, Sekal; O. Gundersen, Verdande
1530-1600 173027 icon:PO Drilling Performance: Efficient Integration of the Entire Drilling System
J.A. Greenwood, Halliburton
1630-1700 173112 icon:DC The Drilling Optimization Benefits of Direct Drillstring Surface Measurements-Case Studies from Field Operations
R.B. Wylie, I.M. Soukup, H.J. Mata, S. Cuff, National Oilwell Varco; A. Ho, The University of Texas at Austin
1700-1730 173110 icon:DC Analysis of the Impact of Wellbore Tortuosity on Well Construction Using Scaled Tortuosity Index and High-Resolution Continuous Surveys
R. Lowdon, S. Brands, G. Alexander, Schlumberger
1730-1800 173008 icon:DC Defining Design and Optimization Method: Dynamic Simulation Model Produces Integrated BHA Solutions for Efficient Wellbore Delivery
W. Chen, Y. Shen, R.J. Harmer, S.A. Rawlins, Y. Dong, R. Chen, Schlumberger
Tuesday, 17 March

1430-1800

Capital Suite, Room 2

05 Drilling Fluids

Session Chairpersons:

Sharath Savari, Halliburton; Julian C. Farthing, BP

This session addresses important issues related to drilling-fluid hydraulics/rheology and innovative formulations. The first three papers offer new information to determine the effects of pipe rotation on annular pressure loss, characterise downhole fluid rheology, and define guidelines for “flat-rheology” drilling fluids. Presentations in the second half of the session discuss alternate weight materials, osmotic processes to improve drilling rates, and nanoparticles to mitigate sag. Supplementary ePosters cover HPHT fluids, pressure transmission, and reuse of drilled cuttings.

Time Paper # Presentation
1430-1500 173054 icon:DC Advances in the Calculation of Circulating Pressure Drop With and Without Drillpipe Rotation
T. Hemphill, Halliburton
1500-1530 173085 icon:DC Automated Drilling Fluid Rheology Characterization with Downhole Pressure Sensor Data
A. Karimi Vajargah, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin
1530-1600 173059 icon:DC Defining Fragile - The Challenge of Engineering Drilling Fluids for Narrow ECD Windows
D.A. Knox, R. Bulgachev, I. Cameron, BP
1630-1700 173056 icon:DC Alternate Weighting Material for High Pressured Jurassic Wells in Kuwait - Case Histories of Successful K-Formate Mn3O4 Drilling Fluids
S.M. Jumah Al-Foudari, M.S. Al-Muhailan, A. Rajagopalan, F. Al-Qadhi, KOC
1700-1730 173138 icon:DC ROP Enhancement in Shales Through Osmotic Processes
E. van Oort, M. Ahmad, The University of Texas at Austin; R. Spencer, Baker Hughes; N.A. Legacy, DMK Drilling Fluids Ltd.
1730-1800 173004 icon:DC Using Nanoparticles to Formulate Sag-Resistant Invert Emulsion Drilling Fluids
V.B. Wagle, A. Al-Yami, Z. AlAbdullatif, Saudi Aramco
Tuesday, 17 March

1430-1800

Capital Suite, Room 14

06 Wellbore Placement

Session Chairpersons:

Jonathan Paul Ruszka, Baker Hughes; Eric Edgar Maidla, Slider

Controlled directional drilling is a key capability that has enabled the world to benefit from affordable energy, which has enhanced health, well-being, and the general quality of life of people around the globe. Critical to the success of directional drilling is the discipline of “wellbore placement.” Technologies and techniques which enable ever-improving wellbore positioning accuracy have progressed enormously over many decades and continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Please join us for an exciting session where we will hear about some of the latest wellbore placement capabilities, technologies, and techniques which improve safety, enhance production, deliver greater efficiency, and reduce environmental impact.

Time Paper # Presentation
1430-1500 173036 icon:DC Overcoming Complex Geosteering Challenges in the Cardium Reservoir of the Foothills of Canada to Increase Production Using an Instrumented Mud Motor with Near Bit Azimuthal Gamma Ray and Inclination
A. Suh, Scientific Drilling International; J. Bradley, G. Feltham, Ikkuma Resources Corp
1500-1530 173098 icon:DC Assessment of the Validity of MWD Survey Accuracy Following Multistation Analysis
C. Hanak, Intuitive Machines; H.F. Wilson, M. Gjertsen, Baker Hughes Inc
1530-1600 173135 icon:DC High Speed, Continuous Single Well Magnetic Ranging
C. Hanak, Intuitive Machines; R.A. Estes, Baker Hughes
1630-1700 173161 icon:DC Innovative Fishbone SAGD Well Pair: An Integrated Approach to Efficiently Unlock the Resource Potential in Canadian Oil Sands Play
M. Ozdemirtas, Total E&P Canada; T. McGinn, J. Mejia, R. McLennan, J. Lopez, ConocoPhillips Canada
1700-1730 173081 icon:DC All Attitude Gyro While Drilling Technology Provides Accurate Surveys in High Angle East/West Directional Wellbores Delivering Reduced Costs and Increasing the Length of the Producing Zone
K. Beattie, R. Shoup, J. Weston, SPE, Gyrodata Inc.; P. Burke, SPE, Chespeake Energy Corp
1730-1800 173169 icon:DC Geo-Stopping Using Deep Directional Resistivity LWD: A New Method for Well Bore Placement Using Below-the-Bit Resistivity Mapping
E.R. Upchurch, S. Saleem, K. Russell, Chevron Australia; M.G. Viandante, Schlumberger