Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Deepwater Fluids Technology

Speaker: Ahmed Amer
Speaker Ahmed Amer
As a Global Deepwater Technical Manager for Newpark Drilling Fluids, Mr. Amer focuses on supporting Newpark’s technology portfolio in deep water and wellbore strengthening applications. In a career spanning over 10 years, he has worked in a variety of roles including operations, business development and technical services before joining Newpark. ...

As a Global Deepwater Technical Manager for Newpark Drilling Fluids, Mr. Amer focuses on supporting Newpark’s technology portfolio in deep water and wellbore strengthening applications. In a career spanning over 10 years, he has worked in a variety of roles including operations, business development and technical services before joining Newpark.


Ahmed is a certified Project Manager. He is also member of API subcommittee 13, AADE Fluids Management Group and AADE Fluids and National Conferences committee. He has participated as a judge, steering committee member, session chair, reviewer, panelist and presenter in various conferences.   

Full Description

The Deepwater Fluids Technology Course is a foundation course designed to bring general awareness about deepwater well construction operations and the technical challenges faced when operating in this environment. The success factors needed to operate in these fields is to understand the reservoir properties and how they affect the drilling fluid design, performance, and operations.

As such, and in order to be an integrated asset for deepwater operations, and to become a trusted advisor; the personnel involved must be prepared to understand the entire drilling operations and challenges.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Overview of deepwater
  • Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater convention by depth
  • Reservoir technical challenges
  • Well planning challenges
  • Rigs, logistics, and equipment
  • Downhole rheology and cuttings transport, hydraulics
  • Shallow water flows in deepwater drilling
  • Wellbore instability and other well placement operational challenges
  • Well control and kick detection

CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH DRILLING FLUIDS:

  • Logistics
  • Volumes (SHIPPED & RETURNED)
  • Cost. (Fluids and overall for the well)
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Salt Drilling (washout, inclusions)
  • Lost Circulation (tight margins, expected, unexpected)
  • Well Control
  • Ballooning
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Hydraulics, Rheology (low temp) & Hole Cleaning
  • Fluid Stability (sag, rheology, fluid loss, etc)
  • Shallow Hazards Project scope
  • Job framing and discussion
  • Well parameters needed
  • Field technical challenges (i.e. high pressure, high temps, geohazards, pore pressure, etc.)
  • Well construction and planning
  • Drilling fluids products to support the operations
Organizer Mike Redburn

Email:mredburn@newpark.com


Phone:307-214-7518

When?

Fri, Sep. 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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  • Member/Non-Member -  $350.00
    (ends 09/07/2017)
  • Students/MiT/Retired SPE/ Veteran -  $150.00
    (ends 09/07/2017)
  • Walk-in -  $350.00
    (ends 09/07/2017)
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Where?

Newpark Drilling Fluids
21920 Merchants Way
Katy, Tx 77449
United States

Phone: 281-754-8600

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