General Mtg: How to Design a Well & Execute Well Operations Safely & at Maximum Potential

Speaker Juan A. Garcia, Drilling Manager - Retired, ExxonMobil Dev. Co.
Juan Garcia joined Humble Oil & Refining Company after graduating with honors from Texas A&M University.  During his 39 year career with EXXON, he worked and managed drilling operations in numerous geographic areas, both domestic and international.  When he retired in 2005, he was Drilling Manager for ExxonMobil's worldwide operations. ...

Juan_Garcia_photo.jpgJuan Garcia joined Humble Oil & Refining Company after graduating with honors from Texas A&M University.  During his 39 year career with EXXON, he worked and managed drilling operations in numerous geographic areas, both domestic and international.  When he retired in 2005, he was Drilling Manager for ExxonMobil's worldwide operations.


Juan has been an active member of the SPE, the API and the IADC, serving on several national SPE Committees and on the Program Committee for the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. He has authored several SPE & ASME papers and holds several patents for drilling and completions equipment.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. 


Since his retirement, Juan has remained active in both industry and volunteer activities.  He served on a project advisory committee (PAC) of a National Science Foundation financed project to upgrade and refurbish the drillship JOIDES Resolution, which is involved in a scientific program to recover deep ocean cores used for studies on environmental change processes, climate change, solid earth cycles and geodynamics. Juan is currently a member of the IADC publishing committee involved in the production of the “Encyclopedia of Drilling”.  Juan also serves as a “Science Ambassador” in a volunteer group that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics careers in schools.  He authored the drilling presentation kit that is used by the volunteers in this effort.


 

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Speaker Dr. Leon Robinson, Research Scientist, Retired, Exxon Prod. Research
Dr. Leon Robinson spent 39 years with Humble/Esso/Exxon Production Research before he retired in 1992. He made contributions in many technology areas, such as mud cleaners, explosive drilling, drilling data telemetry, subsurface rock mechanics, modular mud systems, drilling and hydraulic optimization techniques, tertiary oil recovery, on-site drilling workshops, world-wide drilling ...

Leon_Robinson.jpgDr. Leon Robinson spent 39 years with Humble/Esso/Exxon Production Research before he retired in 1992. He made contributions in many technology areas, such as mud cleaners, explosive drilling, drilling data telemetry, subsurface rock mechanics, modular mud systems, drilling and hydraulic optimization techniques, tertiary oil recovery, on-site drilling workshops, world-wide drilling fluid seminars, and rig site consultation.


He currently is teaching drilling courses for PetroSkills. He also serves as chairman of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, is an API task group leader for solids control, and is a member of the AADE national fluids conference planning committee.   He has been awarded 39 US Patents; 22 International Patents; the 1985 SPE Drilling Engineering Award; the SPE Legion of Honor (2003); and has received Service Awards from AADE (1999), API (2006), and IADC (1984 & 2013). He was inducted into the AADE Hall of Fame in 2006, and was designated as an SPE Drilling Legend in 2008.

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 ABSTRACT

The IADC is sponsoring a series of peer-reviewed books about drilling.  Three books have been published (Casing and Liners for Drilling and Completion, Managed Pressure Drilling, and Underbalanced Drilling).  A book about Cementing has passed Peer-review and publication is planned for early 2014. The Drillers Knowledge Book is being peer-reviewed now and should be ready for publication during the first half of 2014. 

The presentation will cover some of the information presented in The Drillers Knowledge Book. The presenters and authors (Juan Garcia & Dr. Leon Robinson) have drawn on their many years of worldwide drilling experience in compiling the information in this book, which should be of interest to both new engineers and those with extensive experience.   

The presentation will emphasize the importance of proper well design and execution of many different well operations required to drill a well safely and efficiently.  The material in the book uses complex well examples to describe how wellbore parameters and conditions, section objectives, final well utility, and risk tradeoffs are used in making critical well design and operational procedures decisions. 

Another objective of this presentation is to promote, encourage and emphasize the importance of communications and sharing of experiences between engineers and field supervisors when planning a well or a critical procedure or when executing well plans in the field.  

 

 

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Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Feb. 13, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building
800 BELL STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
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