General Meeting: Technical Limits and Challenges for Mud Motors Today

Speaker: Dr. Gunther (Doc) von Gynz-Rekowski, PhD,  Ashmin, LC
Speaker Dr. Gunther (Doc) von Gynz-Rekowski, PhD, Ashmin, LC
Dr. Gynz-Rekowski  (known by his nickname Doc) is a principal in, and the Managing Director of, Ashmin, LC and Workover Solutions, LC, both located in Conroe, Texas.  He is experienced and knowledgeable in the engineering, development, manufacturing, and application of drilling and workover tools, and various technologies for the oil ...

Dr. Gynz-Rekowski  (known by his nickname Doc) is a principal in, and the Managing Director of, Ashmin, LC and Workover Solutions, LC, both located in Conroe, Texas.  He is experienced and knowledgeable in the engineering, development, manufacturing, and application of drilling and workover tools, and various technologies for the oil and gas industry. He has 30+ USA and worldwide patents.


He has worked as Marketing Manager, Engineering Manager, Technical Advisor, and Drilling Engineer for Intedyne, LLC, Pegasus Drilling & Engineering Services, and Baker Hughes INTEQ. He was lecturer and science assistant for 10 years at the University of Bergakademie Freiberg in Freiberg, Germany, from which he received several advanced degrees.


He has BS, MS and two PhD degrees in Mining and Mechanical Engineering and  Microelectronics and has an International Teaching License.


 

Full Description

ABSTRACT of Presentation

This presentation will offer an objective and comprehensive view on the most relevant engineering challenges that operators and directional service companies face when using Mud Motors for the demanding horizontal applications in every shale play in the United States. The value of innovation, sustaining engineering, and new developments able to cope with the higher output torque delivered by the newest power sections, and how to integrate those under the most demanding operations, will be discussed.

 Ingenious mechanical engineering approaches, combined with broad field experience and collaboration efforts, have resulted in the creation of mud motor designs that successfully achieve superior, reliable performance, thus helping to lower the total cost of ownership.

As will be discussed in this presentation, different business models are currently under discussion and evaluation with different stakeholders in the industry.  Through these discussions, both operators and service companies are looking at a holistic approach for the whole project cycle, from the concept of a new feature in the mud motor design, to anticipating how to get to the first manufactured designs in a matter of a few months and not years. This approach has helped to improve efficiency and overall performance while reducing non-productive time in the design and manufacturing of mud motors.

   

 
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Fresh berry salad w/ champagne dressing

Yankee pot roast 

Apple pie 

   

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Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  $5 has automatically been added to the registration price as a donation to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to opt out of donating this amount to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, please enter OptOut in the Discount Code field and click Check Discount to apply the code. The code is case sensitive. 

 

Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Jan. 12, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

A $5 donation for the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund has automatically been added to the registration fee. Use OptOut in the Discount Code field if you do not wish to donate at this time.
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Where?

PETROLEUM CLUB , 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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