Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon at ATCE
Rolling the Dice on your Well Position
Tuesday, 1 October │ 1215–1345 │Great Hall B, Street Level, Ernest N. Morial Convention
Event ticket purchase is required.
The risk involved with well position calculations can often be seen as difficult to quantify. This luncheon will look at some Best Practices that can improve the odds of success, including paying attention to magnetization of your drilling motors and BHA components.
Moderator: Robert Wylie, Product Line Director IMO, National Oilwell Varco
- Angus Jamieson, University of Highlands and Islands
- Neil Bergstrom, Devon
Additional Panelist: William Allen, Segment Engineering Technical Authority, BP
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) data delivers a unique opportunity in unconventional wells because both completion and production diagnostics can result from a single intervention.
Attend this 90-minute webinar on 11 December to learn more »
George E. King will explain concepts of well construction with an emphasis on performance of properly constructed barriers within the well design in preventing leaks. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11601
Join us on 10 October for three perspectives from companies at the forefront of technology commercialization in this 90-minute webinar presented by Ashok Belani, Ram Shenoy, and Einar Gamman. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/upcoming.php
The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) will hold another exciting half-day symposium on advances in drilling systems automation at ATCE.
DSATS Drilling Systems Automation Symposium: Update on State-of-the Art Automation Projects
Organized by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS)
Sunday, 29 September, 1300-1700
Room 208, Second Level, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Keynote speaker: N.P. Kulkarni, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO, Quarkonics
N.P. Kulkarni will discuss how a scientific organization partnered with an Oilfield Manufacturing company to solve a unique challenge and developed an automated drilling application to reduce drilling vibrations.
- Moray Laing, SAS
- Pradeep Annaiyappa, Canrig
- Greg Ward, Rig Minder
There will be three additional presentations from groups who are building, testing, and running automated drilling systems followed by an interactive panel discussion with leaders in this arena, including representatives from Exxon, Schlumberger, NOV, and Apache.
- Hege Kverneland, NOV
- Paul Pastusek, XOM
- Michael Behounek, Apache
Moderators: Tony Beebe and Tony Pink
The four main presentations will come from teams who are currently developing and running automated drilling systems. Key themes include challenges, opportunities, and the benefits of drilling automation.
A networking reception will be held from 1715–1915 sponsored by National Oilwell Varco at the Café Ernst, an admirable establishment founded in 1902 and a 5-minute walk from the convention center.
Important Note: Tickets for the DSATS Symposium may be purchased when you register for the 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Tickets may also be purchased at the door .
Get an understanding of pore and fracture pressures and dual gradient drilling in this 90-minute webinar. Find out how the dual gradient effect is used to overcome challenges in deepwater drilling. Past and current work will be presented to provide more understanding of each method. Find out more at: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11202
Join John Cohen on Tuesday, 27 August at 9:30 AM EDT for a 90-minute presentation on the subject of Dual Gradient Drilling. Learn more: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11202
Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.
Attend this presentation for a review of the ongoing study and advocacy efforts being led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), focusing on EPA’s national hydraulic fracturing study and their work in Pavillion Wyoming. The ultimate outcomes of EPA’s work on these two studies will have significant influence on how hydraulic fracturing operations will be conducted in the future. Read more »
As our industry moves to new offshore frontiers, exploration wells are being drilled in increasingly deeper waters. This presentation will discuss some of the technical challenges in such operations, the magnitude of the costs involved, the risks, and the need for well-structured planning, operation follow-up, and post-drilling analysis.