March 11, 2009


Description

Drill bit and bottom hole assembly vibration causes many drilling challenges.  Without corrective action, a multitude of downhole failures can result, greatly increasing drilling costs. 

 

There are three primary modes of drill string vibration: axial, lateral, and torsional.   This presentation will give an overview of these problems as they are understood today and what can be done about them. A definition and visual representation of each of these is given to set a common definition for the rest of the discussion. The presentation will then explore field and lab observations of each vibration mode and look for the underlying cause and corrective actions for each. 


Guidelines for corrective actions will be proposed that can be taken when damaging vibrations are suspected.

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Paul Pastusek
Principal Pastusek and Associates Paul Pastusek is President of Pastusek and Associates, offering drilling optimization consulting and training to the oilfield industry. He has a BSME from Texas A&M University and a MBA from the University of Houston.  Paul is a Registered Professional Engineer, holds 24 US patents and has authored ...

Principal
Pastusek and Associates

Paul Pastusek is President of Pastusek and Associates, offering drilling optimization consulting and training to the oilfield industry. He has a BSME from Texas A&M University and a MBA from the University of Houston.  Paul is a Registered Professional Engineer, holds 24 US patents and has authored 10 papers on drilling technology.   During his 30-year career at Baker Hughes, Paul held positions as a Researcher, Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Manager of Marketing, Staff Engineer, and Manager of Drilling Mechanics. He has led several teams that received Meritorious Engineering Awards for new products.   Paul is also active in encouraging engineering and science education in our youth as a member of the local BEST Robotics advisory board.

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Organizer

Kevin Brady


Date and Time

Wed, March 11, 2009

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

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northpoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060