Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling

Speaker Maurizio Arnone

Maurizio Arnone is the MPD/UBD Engineering Manager for the US Region at Weatherford International Ltd.  He has over 10 years’ of MPD/UBD experience working for Weatherford in several regions. Arnone started his drilling engineering career in 1997 working for PDVSA. Arnone earnt his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  

Speaker Harshad Patil
Harshad Patil is a Sr. MPD engineer working for Weatherford International Ltd. Harshad started his oilfield career in 2004 after completing his Masters in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and has since worked for several companies including Hess Corporation as a Drilling Engineer, Schlumberger, Smith International and Weatherford. Harshad started his ...

Harshad Patil is a Sr. MPD engineer working for Weatherford International Ltd. Harshad started his oilfield career in 2004 after completing his Masters in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and has since worked for several companies including Hess Corporation as a Drilling Engineer, Schlumberger, Smith International and Weatherford. Harshad started his MPD specific career with @Balance, in 2010 as rig-site MPD supervisor/engineer and lead many MPD jobs in GOM and internationally.

Full Description

Objective

This one day tutorial is structured to give the attendees a broad overview of Managed Pressure Drilling.

Topics Covered

  • Standard definition for Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Similarities and contrasts between conventional drilling, UBD and MPD
  • The operating window – planning vs real
  • Recognizing an MPD candidate well – technical/economical/safety value
  • Recognized variants of MPD
    • HSE
    • Single Annular Point Constant Pressure – Pivot Point - CBHP
    • Mud Cap
    • Dual Gradient
    • Continuous Flow
  • Conventional Well Control practices vs MPD Influx control and management
  • Conventional losses management vs MPD losses management
  • Onshore/shallow waters MPD application
  • Deepwater MPD systems
    • Surface Applied Backpressure
    • Riser fluid level management
    • Subsea pumping
    • Continuous flow system
    • Riser gas handling
  • The MPD Operating Matrix
    • Practical exercise
  • Well balancing in tight windows – MPD methods
    • Practical exercise
  • Surge/Swab management in MPD
  • Dynamic Influx test
  • Dynamic FIT/LOT – differences with conventional FIT/LOT
  • Dynamic wellbore strengthening
  • Closed Loop cementing
  • Managed Pressure Drilling equipment and interfaces with the rig
    • Rig auditing/inspection process
  • Standard MPD procedures discussion (in function of MPD variant)
    • Fingerprinting
    • Flow check
    • Tripping  in/out
    • Connections – trapping pressure vs surface flow loop
    • Drilling
    • Rotating Control Device elements change under pressure – pressure equalization
    • Casing/Liner running
    • Influx management
    • Contingency procedures
      • Rig pump/power failure
      • Floats failure
      • Surface line failure
      • Alarm response
      • Controlled well handover to rig for well control
  • MPD in HPHT wells – considerations
  • HSE aspects          
    • Hazid/Hazop/MOC
    • Training/competencies
    • Rig practice
    • Communication protocol

Professional Development Hours

Attendees will be awarded with a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Subsidized Registration

Limited number of subsidized passes for this 1-day tutorial will be available for students/retired professionals and professionals with no corporate support. Please e-mail Sunil Lakshminarayanan(sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com) for more details.

 

 

Organizer Sunil Lakshminarayanan

Limited number of subsidized passes for this 1-day tutorial will be available for students/retired professionals and professionals with no corporate support. Please e-mail Sunil Lakshminarayanan (sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com) for more details.


sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com

When?

Thu, Jan. 21, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

Phone: (713) 457-6815
Fax: (713) 779-4216

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