April 12, 2011


Description

The IADC defines “dual gradient” as the “creation of multiple pressure gradients within
select sections of the annulus to manage the annular pressure profile. Methods include use
of pumps, fluids of varying densities, or combination of these”.  This presentation will discuss these methods and their commercial applications.
 
 
 

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Featured Speakers

Speaker: Luc de Boer
Speaker Luc de Boer
President Dual Gradient Systems   Luc de Boer began his career with a Dutch Shipping Company at various overseas locations. In 1974 he started as a trainee drilling engineer in the petroleum industry in the North Sea for Sedneth, a subsidiary of Sedco.  Luc then went to work for Phillips ...

President
Dual Gradient Systems




 



Luc de Boer began his career with a Dutch Shipping Company at various overseas locations. In 1974 he started as a trainee drilling engineer in the petroleum industry in the North Sea for Sedneth, a subsidiary of Sedco.  Luc then went to work for Phillips Petroleum in 1980 as a Drilling Supervisor.  He transferred in 1986 and worked as a Drilling Engineer for Phillips in the North Sea and other international operations. From 1997 to 2000 Luc worked as a SDE for Arco in their international drilling operations groups.  In 2000, he developed Dual Gradient Drilling Technology and founded Dual Gradient Systems LLC, while he continued to work as a consultant Drilling Engineer for various US operators, mainly deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico.


 


Luc de Boer is President of Dual Gradient Systems, a company founded in 2002 after patents were filed and initial feasibility studies were successfully completed.


Full Description



Organizer

Bernard Franklin


Date and Time

Tue, April 12, 2011

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

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston, TX 77060
US