Category Archives: Drilling and Completions

Web Events

Featured SPE Web Event: Technology Commercialization in the Oil and Gas Industry (Learnings from an Operator, Service Company, and Private Equity)

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

2013 ATCE

Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) Symposium at ATCE

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.

Invitees are:

  • 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.

Panelists are:

  • 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 .

Sponsored by:

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John H. Cohen

Attend this SPE Web Event on Dual Gradient Drilling by John H. Cohen

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

Castellano

New SPE Web Event: Sustainable Development—Local Stakeholder Engagement—A Practitioner’s Perspective on 26 June

Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.

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Web Events

SPE Web Event on Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental and Occupational Health Challenges, 5 June by Michael Parker

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 »

Cunha

New SPE Web Event—Deepwater Well Construction Optimization on Tuesday, 22 May

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.

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Web Events

Join Paul Hopmans for Journey of Well Integrity web event—Wednesday, 27 March, 0830 CDT

Journey of Well Integrity will examine well integrity activities and answer the following questions:

  1. How transparent are we and do we have proof that our wells are safe?
  2. How are we handling public opinion as we strive to ensure environmental safety and retain the license to operate?

This important event will also discuss what operators must apply to assure well integrity and what evidence they need to conclusively demonstrate that the well possesses the required integrity.

Paul Hopmans, born 11 September 1950 in the city of Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands, is one of eight children and grew up in the country side. In education he enjoyed four years in technical college, Merchant Navy Engineering college four years, some years sailing in the southern hemisphere, and further studies for chief engineer. This was followed by four years in chemical industry, cryogenic gas plants. In that period he married and built his first house in the countryside. He has two boys and a girl who had the same pleasure of growing up in the countryside.

Hopmans joined Shell as a completion and well intervention engineer in 1978 with considerable workover and drilling experience including subsea, offshore/onshore activities with brown and green field developments in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He was assigned the Principle Technical Expert (PTE) role for well integrity as a result of his passion for compliance to standards. This triggered his interest in IT and how to visualize compliance and the design of a well integrity management system. Its success led to the well engineering and well control applications that provide visibility in compliance, as well as the new era of communication platforms and real-time optimization engineering/deep water drilling activities.

As PTE he is involved in global industry standards for ISO well integrity in the operation phase and well integrity governance over life cycle—a new work proposal recently initiated. He is active as chairperson for the SPE Well Integrity Technical Section, the Well Integrity Global Integrated Workshop Series, and regularly participates in SPE events. His aspiration is to provide the industry with improved standards, effective communication of its application, and to yield a safer environment.

SPEConnect

Drilling and Completions Engineers—collaborate online with SPE Connect

A virtual place where you can meet, collaborate, and discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, SPE Connect is now your link to SPE members in the Drilling and Completions discipline worldwide.

SPE Connect’s online communities enable you to share your experience and knowledge, or draw from the combined talent and expertise of SPE’s membership base.

In an instant, exchange technical information with other SPE members in the topics of your choice at a time that is convenient for you. Simply go online to connect with SPE members who share your professional interests and create your own personal technical network.

Learn more about SPE Connect.

Access the new Drilling Technical Community.

Access the new Completions Technical Community.