May 6, 2011


Description

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Description

This course will provide a solid introductory learning platform for MPD, and is appropriate for those who are new to the industry.

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.

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

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn 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.

Who Should Attend

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

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation
Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org.

See main registration page for member and non member pricing.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Deepak M. Gala
US engineering lead for Drilling Hazard Mitigation Weatherford International Ltd Deepak M. Gala is the US engineering lead for Drilling Hazard Mitigation group at Weatherford International Ltd., based in Houston, TX.  He has over six years of experience in the oil and gas industry in US and one year experience in …

US engineering lead for Drilling Hazard Mitigation
Weatherford International Ltd




Deepak M. Gala is the US engineering lead for Drilling Hazard Mitigation group at Weatherford International Ltd., based in Houston, TX.  He has over six years of experience in the oil and gas industry in US and one year experience in the chemical industry in India. Prior to joining Weatherford’s Secure Drilling Services group in May 2006 as Underbalanced Systems engineer, he was employed with Cudd Well Control as a well control engineer. At Cudd he was exposed to well control engineering, rig inspections, snubbing, and coil tubing operations.



Outside of his Weatherford responsibilities, Gala is also heavily engaged with the various industry associations and initiatives. He has over 15 technical publications, regularly teaches SPE-sponsored courses on underbalanced drilling and managed pressure drilling and serves on various regional and international SPE committees. He is the co-author of a chapter on underbalanced drilling in the SPE’s textbook Advanced Drilling & Well Technology, and is working on a new textbook that discusses drilling hazards solutions. He serves on the editorial board for The Way Aheadmagazine, as an Associate Editor forSPE Drilling & Completions Journal & Technical Editor for SPE Economics and Management Journal. Gala was recently selected to be a part of the newly formed SPE Sustainability committee and SPE International Young Professional Coordinating Committee. He was the first Weatherford employee to receive SPE’s 2008 Outstanding Technical Editor Award for Drilling and Completion Journal and 2010 International Young Member Outstanding Service Award.



Gala earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from Mumbai University, an MS degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville & an MBA degree in finance from Tulane University. His professional memberships include SPE, IADC, AADE, GARP & ICoTA.




Full Description



Organizer

Diane Frasier Hallmark


Date and Time

Fri, May 6, 2011

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Location

The Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop

8111 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
USA