Drilling: Innovative Concepts and Drilling Practices Improve Hole Opening Performances in Harsh Drilling

Speaker Graham Mensa-Wilmot
Graham Mensa-Wilmot is a Sr. Advisor, Drilling Engineer in Chevron's Energy Technology Company. Graham is the MAXDRILL (Performance Drilling) project leader.  He has more than 28yrs experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, drilling vibrations identification and remediation, drilling mechanics, drilling system design and analysis, and drilling performance improvement.  He has authored ...

Graham Mensa-Wilmot is a Sr. Advisor, Drilling Engineer in Chevron's Energy Technology Company. Graham is the MAXDRILL (Performance Drilling) project leader.  He has more than 28yrs experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, drilling vibrations identification and remediation, drilling mechanics, drilling system design and analysis, and drilling performance improvement.  He has authored 42 technical papers and also holds 35 patents on same disciplines.


Graham is a recognized industry leader on performance drilling.  He serves on the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Program Committee, and the SPE Drilling and Completions technical review committee.  He previously served for 6 years, on the JPT Editorial committee, as technical editor for the Bits/BHAs and Performance Drilling.  Graham holds an MS degree in Drilling Engineering from Romanian's University of Petroleum and Gas in Ploiesti. 

Full Description

Hole opening (dual diameter drilling) continues to receive industry attention, due to its numerous advantages. However this application presents numerous challenges, with direct implications on drilling efficiency and operational costs that worsen in harsh environments.

This presentation will cover new discussions on hole opening efficiency, with specific emphasis on harsh environments.   Factors and conditions, with influences on hole opening success, will be identified for discussion.  Solutions that challenge some of the currently held positions on BHA design, bit/reamer matching, rock failure mechanisms, drilling parameter responses and trends will be discussed.  Current industry positions on reamer failure causes and interpretations, which continue to dictate their development, will also be challenged and revised. 

Discussions will lead to new product concepts, BHA principles, drilling parameter relationships, and field execution practices.  Global performance results, focusing on harsh environment hole opening applications, will also be presented.

Organizer Tom Wick, Fieldwick2@gmail.com, 713-806-2631

When?

Thu, Feb. 18, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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

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