Drilling: Lost Circulation Risk Mitigation – Efficient Operational Strategies

Speaker: Sharath Savari
Speaker Sharath Savari
Sharath Savari is the Global Technical Advisor, for Lost Circulation Prevention & LCM Applications, at Halliburton Baroid, Houston, TX. He is the Subject matter expert (SME) for Halliburton on Lost Circulation Prevention, LCM Solutions and LCM field applications. He has total experience of 7 years in Oil and Gas Service ...

Sharath Savari is the Global Technical Advisor, for Lost Circulation Prevention & LCM Applications, at Halliburton Baroid, Houston, TX. He is the Subject matter expert (SME) for Halliburton on Lost Circulation Prevention, LCM Solutions and LCM field applications. He has total experience of 7 years in Oil and Gas Service industry, all with Halliburton. Prior to this role, he was involved in Research & Development at Halliburton Technology Centers, India & Houston mainly focused in the area of Lost Circulation Control and Mitigation methods, Wellbore Strengthening and Wellbore Stability.  He has M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.


He has presented multiple papers in various SPE/AADE conferences on the subject of Lost Circulation control. He has been on the Steering Committee for SPE ATW on Lost Circulation, held in Dubai, May 2014, AADE 2104 Fluids conference and SPE ATW on Wellbore Integrity (Abu Dhabi, 2012). He is currently on the Steering Committee for SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, London 2015 and SPE ATW on Lost Circulation, to be held in Dubai, May 2015.

Full Description

Lost Circulation is indeed a “Simple but difficult” problem and sometimes it is made to look “complex” because of the way it is dealt or handled. So, this presentation is aimed at discussing operational strategies to handle lost circulation from a Preventive or Remedial approach. Just like in dealing with any other problem, having a “proactive” plan always saves money and time. In this presentation, a strategy for planning for lost circulation right from well design stage, with best drilling practices and best possible LCM application techniques would be discussed.

Now, just having a plan does not mean that it works all the time. Every well is different and one plan might not work on another well. So, this presentation will also discuss the Contingency or Remedial Strategy to battle losses. The benefits of having a Loss Contingency plan, importance of Knowledge Capture on LCM solutions (both success and failures) will be discussed.

With the above Preventive and Remedial Operational Strategies, it is expected that Lost Problem could be dealt in a much simpler way and not making it ‘complex’.

Organizer Mojtaba P. Shahri

When?

Wed, Feb. 11, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Petroleum Club, 35th Floor, Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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