Drilling: Performance Drilling – An Operator’s Perspective, with Case Histories

Speaker Graham Mensa-Wilmot
Drilling Engineering Advisor Chevron Graham Mensa-Wilmot is a Drilling Engineering Advisor in Chevron's Global D&C - Performance Improvement Team. Graham is the MAXDRILL (Performance Drilling) project leader.  He has 24 years experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, vibrations identification and remediation, as well as drilling performance improvement.  He ...

Drilling Engineering Advisor
Chevron

Graham Mensa-Wilmot is a Drilling Engineering Advisor in Chevron's Global D&C - Performance Improvement Team. Graham is the MAXDRILL (Performance Drilling) project leader.  He has 24 years experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, vibrations identification and remediation, as well as drilling performance improvement.  He has authored 35 technical papers, most of which have focused on drilling performance and applications.  He holds 22 patents on drilling technology.


Graham is a recognized industry leader, and serves on the SPE Drilling Technical committee, SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Program Committee, the technical review committee of SPE Drilling and Completions, and the JPT Editorial committee.  He holds an MS degree in Drilling Engineering from Romanian's University of Petroleum and Gas.


 

Full Description

There are several positions in the industry on what constitutes performance drilling. In some instances the use of new technology, sophisticated tools, or expensive drive systems is classified as performance drilling. The presentation will discuss and also show that this position is severely flawed.

 

Performance drilling will be defined and discussed in detail. In addition, a new benchmarking process will be discussed. Operational and mechanical efficiency, based on their individual and combined effects on performance drilling, will be reviewed. The contributions of benchmarking, to the value creation process, will also be discussed. Field data, supporting the new positions and arguments will be presented. 
 
 
Organizer Kevin Brady

When?

Wed, Jan. 13, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX 77060
USA

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