Jan. 9, 2008


A recent well in the Green Canyon area of the deepwater GOM required drilling through more than 15,000 ft of salt formations. Offset wells with BHAs, including hole opening devices, were challenged by excessive vibrations that resulted in drillstring twist-offs and fishing. In addition, episodes of low ROP were observed. This presentation describes the well planning, BHA selection and lessons learned while drilling.

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Speaker James Hood

Drilling Optimization Advisor
Baker Hughes

James Hood earned a BS in geology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He has spent most of his 25+-yr international oil industry career advising on drilling optimization. Hood is presently drilling optimization advisor for North America for Baker Hughes INTEQ.


Kevin Brady

Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 9, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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