Drilling: Dilution Based Dual Gradient Drilling

Speaker Luc deBoer
Luc deBoer has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, of which 15 years in deep and ultra-deep water projects. De Boer started his career in the Oil and Gas industry in 1975 with the Drilling Rig Contractor. After 5 years working for SEDCO in various ...

Luc deBoer has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, of which 15 years in deep and ultra-deep water projects.


De Boer started his career in the Oil and Gas industry in 1975 with the Drilling Rig Contractor. After 5 years working for SEDCO in various positions, in 1980 he went to work for Phillips Petroleum, initially Offshore North Sea as a drilling supervisor, than in 1986 moved onshore in their drilling and engineering group.


In 1995 deBoer transferred to Phillips corporate headquarters in Bartlesville Oklahoma to work on International drilling projects. After leaving Phillips Petroleum in 1997 he started his own engineering company, de Boer invented and patented the Dilution Based Dual Gradient Drilling System, DGS in 2000.


DeBoer has spent over six years developing the basic tools of dilution-based dual gradient drilling, engineered and field tested the fundamental aspects of the DG separation process.


He has been granted eight patents. And in 2007, Transocean took on the dilution based dual gradient system for their CAPM project.


His education include a BS in mechanical engineering and professional memberships include SPE, IADC and AADE.

Full Description

The dilution based dual gradient drilling system concept and development work started in 2002. A dual gradient drilling system improves well safety by restoring kick margins and drilling with enhanced kick detection. It improves well efficiency by using less casing and liner strings, a larger hole size at well TD and earlier and more production. It reduces risk for both exploration and development wells.

Dual gradient drilling is not only for deep water wells it can also be used for platforms, spars and jack up wells. Dual gradient combined with managed pressure drilling is safer and reduces drilling time. This presentation describes the benefits of a dual gradient drilling system, the applications and advantages.

Organizer Tom Wick

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Event Contact Email: Fieldwick2@gmail.com

When?

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

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Where?

Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr
Houston, Texas 77060
United States

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