Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE), Drilling Power (DP), and Rate of Penetration (ROP) – Interpretations and Contributions to Drilling Efficiency

Speaker Graham Mensa-Wilmont
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 29yrs experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, drilling vibrations identification and remediation, drilling mechanics, drilling system design and analysis, and drilling performance improvement.  ...

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 29yrs 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 37 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 currently serves on the JPT Editorial committee, as technical editor for the Bits/BHAs and Performance Drilling. He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the  2016/2017 schedule.  Graham holds an MS degree in Drilling Engineering from Romania's University of Petroleum and Gas in Ploiesti.

Full Description

Drilling efficiency improvements lead to cycle time and drilling cost reductions.  To achieve these benefits, improvements are needed in several different phases of the drilling process. Performance Drilling, seen as one of such enabling phases, requires an effective evaluation process so that drilling parameter inputs, effects, relationships, and outputs can be compared appropriately.  The intent is to understand performance drilling from
a process standpoint, as well as its contributions to the drilling efficiency discussion. Presently, several different positions exist in the industry as to how Performance Drilling Efficiency should be interpreted and quantified.  In some quarters, MSE is used as an efficiency measuring parameter.  Others have extended MSE’s use to the
identification and remediation of drilling dysfunctions.  DP is also used as an efficiency quantifying parameter by some in the industry.  In some instances, ROP is also used as “the” efficiency parameter.  These considerations must be re-visited, based on current industry learnings and positions.

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