Oct. 8, 2008


Description

When hydrates are mentioned, the vision that most often comes into most engineer’s mind is the formation of a frozen type of solid methane gas which is frequently found in deepwater drilling and production operations. Hydrates are not normally associated with onshore drilling operation and few people would consider hydrates to be a real risk to the safety of an onshore drilling operations. After listening to this presentation, perhaps they should.  

 

This presentation will discuss the onsite drilling experience which resulted from a well control incident that took place on a dual lateral Austin Chalk well in Tyler County, TX. The formation of hydrates in a shut in well actually prevented the functioning of the BOP rams. When dealing with a well control situation, you don’t ever want your veteran well control specialist to utter the words, “You’d better figure out real quick how you want to light this blowout.” Only after the worst of the danger had passed, this same veteran well control expert said “In all my 37 years of well control operations, that’s the closest I’ve ever seen one get that didn’t end up burning down the drilling rig.”


Featured Speakers

Speaker Don Robinson
Drilling Manager Range Resources Don Robinson currently serves as Drilling Manager for Range Resources where he is responsible for the company's operations in the Permian Basin.  Don spent the first 19 years of his career with Mobil in domestic assignments in Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and ...

Drilling Manager
Range Resources

Don Robinson currently serves as Drilling Manager for Range Resources where he is responsible for the company's operations in the Permian Basin.  Don spent the first 19 years of his career with Mobil in domestic assignments in Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming and international assignments in Peru, Venezuela and Indonesia. Besides drilling engineering he also spent five years as an onsite rig supervisor.


 


Since leaving Mobil in 2000, Don has worked for GeoMechanics Intl, Ocean Energy, Kerr McGee and Westport Oil and Gas before joining Range Resources in 2004. Don is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Petroleum Engineering, a registered Petroleum Engineer and a member of AADE and SPE.


Full Description



Organizer

Kevin Brady


Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 8, 2008

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

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Location

Petroleum Club

800 Bell Street #4300
Houston, TX 77002
USA