Feb. 10, 2009


Description

Openhole completions have become a key component to efficient field development. There is a plethora of fluid options to drill and complete these wells. If careful testing and planning are not undertaken to select the appropriate fluid,  problems may arise.  These problems could include invasion of solids, creation of scales or emulsions, plugging of completion assemblies or incompatibilities of sequential fluid treatments. All of which can negatively impact well performance. Some of these problems are irreversible while others could be corrected with remedial treatments…… maybe!!! With thorough testing, fluids for the whole drilling, completion and production processes can be selected to avoid these problems and attain the required balance among the goals set for each of these facets.

Openhole completions have become more varied and complex in recent years. Many different tools and techniques have been utilized to drill and complete these challenging wells with the goal of providing sand control while not impeding well productivity or injectivity. Often times the fluid requirements to meet reservoir, drilling, completion and production program goals can be quite diverse.

Creating an asset team encompassing operator and service company personnel who have an understanding of project specifics helps to overcome "silo" thinking and instead focuses on the goals of the total project. The team should include geologists, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, completion engineers, fluids engineers, and completion technologists. This group develops the plan and establishes specifications for the drilling, completion and production facets based on thorough fluid and process evaluations and then executes to these specifications in the field using proper tools to monitor the dynamics of well construction.

Please register online to facilitate improved planning and admission to the event. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come / first served basis as space allows. Thank you.
 
Parking: Use Contract Entrance. Push button on kiosk and tell security you are with the SPE Northside Study Group in the Greenspoint Club.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Charles Svoboda
Director of Wellbore Productivity Business Development MI Swaco Charles Svoboda is the Director of Wellbore Productivity Business Development at M-I SWACO. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has 26 years of experience in drilling fluids, reservoir drilling fluid and completions. He has held  ...

Director of Wellbore Productivity Business Development
MI Swaco

Charles Svoboda is the Director of Wellbore Productivity Business Development at M-I SWACO. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has 26 years of experience in drilling fluids, reservoir drilling fluid and completions. He has held  operational and  technical positions globally within M-I SWACO.  He has authored numerous papers on reservoir drill-in fluid design and implementation for projects throughout the world.


Full Description



Organizer

Naval Goel


Date and Time

Tue, Feb. 10, 2009

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

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase Dr
Houston, Texas 77060