Dec. 14, 2011


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Please join us on the afternoon of Dec 14, 2011 at the Westlake Club to explore how four operators are using real-time information to drive effective decision making and positive performance improvement for their drilling operations. 

 

Speakers:  Duncan Blue, Baker Hughes; Kelly Talkington, ConocoPhillips; Mark Reynolds, Southwestern Energy; and Dave Carpenter, Shell Upstream Americas

 

Mark Reynolds – Southwestern Energy
From their real-time center located in Conway, Arkansas, Southwestern Energy provides 24/7 monitoring for 15 rigs that are operating in the Fayetteville Shalle.  Since implementing the real-time center, Southwestern has been able to reduce the average drilling days per well to 7, allowing each rig to drill up to 35 wells per year.
 
Dave Carpenter, Magnolia Asset, Shell Upstream Americas
Shell’s operation in the Haynesville Shale region, known as the Magnolia Asset, has become a hot bed of automation test /implementation activity for the company. In their pursuit for faster, cheaper wells, the Magnolia drilling team volunteered to be a test bed for Shell’s efforts to develop real time drilling tools.  Most recently, the team successfully deployed remote directional, MWD and geosteering capabilities to several rigs.   The capability allows them to remove personnel from the rig site and concentrate expertise in remote centers.  However, the real payoff has been a dramatic improvement in the speed and accuracy needed to make geosteering decisions with the office team.  As drilling pace improves in the lateral, cycle time for geosteering decisions becomes a critical success factor.
Schedule
Time 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Location – Westlake Club
Cost - $65 for members, $70 for non-members
 
Agenda
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:20 Opening remarks and scene setting, coupled with a perspective on what real time means in ConocoPhillips – Kelly Talkington, ConocoPhillips
1:20 – 1:50 The remote center in Conway - how an independent harnesses real-time operations to drive true factory drilling, Mark Reynolds, Southwestern Energy
1:50 - 2:20 – Duncan Blue, Baker Hughes
2:20 – 2:50 – Real time and automation trials in the Magnolia Asset and its implications for Shell’s land drilling operations worldwide, Dave Carpenter, Shell Upstream Americas
2:50 – 3:15 – Open discussion, Q&A
3:15 - Adjourn

Featured Speakers

Speaker Duncan Blue, Baker Hughes; Kelly Talkington, ConocoPhillips; Mark Reynolds, Southwestern Energy; and
Mark Reynolds brings 30+ years of experience in operations software and data systems and critical path team leadership. Systems as small as proactive pump-jack pumping systems to high speed digital signal processing systems to multi-dimensional oilfield data processing, mining, and analytics. Mark’s teams have included small and agile systems groups, ...



Mark Reynolds brings 30+ years of experience in operations software and data systems and critical path team leadership. Systems as small as proactive pump-jack pumping systems to high speed digital signal processing systems to multi-dimensional oilfield data processing, mining, and analytics. Mark’s teams have included small and agile systems groups, interdisciplinary mission avionics groups, and industry leading proactive predictive analytics, case based reasoning, and data mining.



Mark is currently working at Southwestern Energy in the Fayetteville Shale Drilling group as a Staff Drilling Data Analyst. In this position, he pulls his experiences in data processing, data analysis, and data presentation to improve Southwestern Energy’s work in the natural gas production and mid-stream market.



 



David Carpenter, Magnolia Well Delivery Manager



 David has been with Shell for 28 years, starting as a production/completion engineer in California.  He’s worked onshore/offshore on all types of reservoirs – heavy oil, conventional, water floods, tight gas and shale gas.  His production background gives him an enthusiasm for real time technologies.  For the last 5 years he has been a Well Delivery Manager for Shell in South Texas, Barnett and the Haynesville Shale.  He currently manages the well engineering and operations activity for nine rigs in the Haynesville Shale.



 



Kelly Talkington is a Principal Drilling Engineer for ConocoPhillips. He joined COP after obtaining his BSc Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1979.  He has held a variety of positions including a number of international assignments in Norway, UK and China. In 2005, he led a team to design and build COP's first real-time center in their Houston main office. 


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Organizer

Amy Timmons


Date and Time

Wed, Dec. 14, 2011

noon - 3:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Westlake Club

570 Westlake Park Blvd
Houston, Texas 77079