Drilling: Performance Drilling – Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Speaker Graham Mensa-Wilmot
Drilling Engineering Advisor Chevron's Global D&C 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 more than 25yrs experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, vibrations identification and remediation, and drilling performance improvement.  ...

Drilling Engineering Advisor
Chevron's Global D&C



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 more than 25yrs experience in drilling applications research, downhole tool development, vibrations identification and remediation, and drilling performance improvement.  He has authored 38 technical papers, most of which have focused on drilling performance and applications.  He holds 24 patents on drilling technology, and has lead the development of several products and technologies.



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.  He holds an MS degree in Drilling Engineering from Romanian's University of Petroleum and Gas



Full Description

Performance drilling has become a mainstay, with regards to drilling operations support.  Although the benefits of this initiative have clearly been established, performance challenges still persist.  As and example, directional drilling even with the introduction of advanced and sophisticated drive systems, is yet to fully benefit from performance drilling.  Several other applications, notably large diameter drilling, dual diameter drilling, hard and/or abrasive formations,  and deep drilling, still present challenges.

Discussions will identify the reasons why performances in these applications still leave much to be desired.  Insights into assumptions fueling current ineffective performance drilling solutions and strategies, combined with the urgency for different approaches, will be presented.  Additional applications, needing industry attention and developmental support will also be presented.

Organizer Amy Timmons

When?

Wed, Feb. 8, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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The Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

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