SPEI: Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling

Speaker Deepak Gala
Weatherford Deepak M. Gala has more than five years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Weatherford, Houston in 2006, he was employed with Cudd Pressure Control. At Cudd, he was exposed to well control engineering, rig inspections, snubbing and coil tubing operations. Currently with Weatherford, ...


Weatherford

Deepak M. Gala has more than five years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Weatherford, Houston in 2006, he was employed with Cudd Pressure Control. At Cudd, he was exposed to well control engineering, rig inspections, snubbing and coil tubing operations. Currently with Weatherford, he is providing engineering resources and support for Drilling Hazard Mitigation (DHM) group. Prior to this role, he was working as a MPD/UBD engineer for Weatherford’s Controlled Pressure Drilling product line.


He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University and a master's degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He regularly provides educational workshops to customers, drilling contractors & universities related to underbalanced and managed pressure drilling applications. His professional memberships include SPE, IADC, AADE and ICoTA. Deepak was awarded outstanding technical editor for his role with SPE Drilling & Completions Journal in year 2008. He actively represents the SPE Young Professionals (YP) committee as their HR & Soft Skills editor for ‘The Way Ahead’ magazine and is a part of the YP board for Gulf Coast Section.

Full Description

Intended Audience

 

This is an introductory Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) course and is appropriate for individuals who are new to the MPD industry or anyone who would like to expand their drilling knowledge.

 

Description

 

With most of the easy wells already drilled, MPD technique helps in drilling the wells with less Non Productive Time and in some cases drill previously undrillable wells. Upon completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the various variations involved in managed pressure drilling operations; understand the safety and operational aspects of a managed pressure drilling project; and be able to make an informed selection of all equipment required to carry out a managed pressure drilling operation.

 

Topics Covered

 

♦ What is MPD?

♦ Objectives of drilling MPD

♦ MPD Variations

♦ Drilling Fluid Systems

♦ Surface equipment for MPD operations

♦ Completing MPD wells

♦ HSE Issues

♦ Limitations

♦ Costs

♦ The future

♦ Case histories
 
To register for this event please go to http://www.spe.org/events/dc/pages/general/registration.php
Organizer Chiwila Mumba-Black

When?

Mon, Feb. 1, 2010
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI 2010 IADC/SPE Conference at Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

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