Sept. 11, 2013


Description

Curing down hole losses can be a very daunting task during drilling operation.  If losses are not controlled at earlier stage, it can lead to complete loss of circulation. Lost circulation during drilling can pose a significant economic and safety risk. Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) technology has been gaining industry wide acceptance as a mitigation tool for such challenging issues. Equipment such as high precision pressure sensors, accurate flow metering and fully automated chokes are being utilized for accurate ECD management during MPD operations. Early Kick & Loss detection capability of MPD system can help to identify and hence mitigate any Kick / loss event and hence make ECD management safer task. Field results describing application of MPD technology to mitigate down hole problems will be discussed.

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Bhavin Patel, Managed Pressure Drilling Engineer, Weatherford
Bhavin Patel is Managed Pressure Drilling Engineer for Drilling Optimization Services group at Weatherford International Ltd. He has been involved with various MPD projects around the world as part of Global Business Unit of Weatherford based in Houston, Texas. He has worked as Drilling Engineer on offshore E&P projects for ...

Bhavin Patel is Managed Pressure Drilling Engineer for Drilling Optimization Services group at Weatherford International Ltd. He has been involved with various MPD projects around the world as part of Global Business Unit of Weatherford based in Houston, Texas. He has worked as Drilling Engineer on offshore E&P projects for GSPC Limited, India for one year.  Patel has earned MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, India.

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Organizer

Joe Tison

wtison@gtweed.com or 281-765-4500


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 11, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060



Group(s): Drilling