Jan. 8, 2015


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 ABSTRACT

        The presentation will introduce the new EC-Drill Managed Pressure Drilling system, and the history of its development.  The principals of operation are explained and major components along with their functions shown.  Also covered in the presentation is a brief examination of integrating the system into a floating drilling rig along with the process to accomplish the integration in a safe and expedient manner.

       A new Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system for floating drilling rigs has drilled four wells as of November 2014, with two more wells in progress.  Two of the wells were multi-lateral wells with three legs each.  This new MPD system uses pumped riser technology to control bottom-hole pressure, optimizing well bore pressure profiles.  The system also compensates for Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD).  The benefits of the system are numerous, but include improved safety, and early influx/loss detection.  Active management of well bore pressures allows drilling through narrow pore/fracture pressure margins, extending the length of horizontal laterals, reducing mud losses and drilling through depleted or other difficult formations.

      Case histories of the most recent operations will also be shown, including operations on the Norwegian continental shelf and in the Gulf of Mexico.  The case histories will cover the reason EC-Drill was selected for the particular environment, benefits obtained, and use of the system in post kick operations.  

 

  

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MIXED GREEN SALAD
SMOKED CHICKEN PASTA
VANILLA CAKE
 
 
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Parking for this event
 
The Petroleum Club provides valet parking service on the Milam Street side of the EXXON-MOBIL Building for a fee of $7. Enter the valet parking ramp from the Milam Street side of the building. Parking on the street around the EXXON-MOBIL Building is also possible - pay at parking meters located on each block.  Parking is also available at public parking lots in the area for a fee in the $6 - 8 range.  However, due to the loss of other nearby surface lots in recent months (due to construction of new buildings), the lots across from the EXXON-MOBIL Building are sometimes full by mid-morning. 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker: JOHN H. COHEN – Technology Manager, Enhanced Drilling
Speaker JOHN H. COHEN – Technology Manager, Enhanced Drilling
John H. Cohen has worked in research and development in the oil industry since his graduation from the Colorado School Mines in Golden, Colorado.  His degree in Mineral Engineering Physics has given him a unique view and allowed him to work on a variety of different projects over the past ...

John H. Cohen has worked in research and development in the oil industry since his graduation from the Colorado School Mines in Golden, Colorado.  His degree in Mineral Engineering Physics has given him a unique view and allowed him to work on a variety of different projects over the past 41 years.  Mr. Cohen has significant experience in developing and improving down-hole tools including; roller cone and PDC drill bits, turbo drills, mud motors, turbine generators, MWD tools, rig instrumentation, and rotary steerable tools. 


He has also worked on subsea equipment including; riser design, collet connectors, and subsea pumping systems.  Mr. Cohen was director of The Drilling Research Center, where he developed methods and apparatus for testing oil field equipment, down-hole tools and drilling concepts.  Included among these was the testing of fluids for a unique method of dual gradient drilling. 


This interest in new technology and dual gradient drilling continues today with work on subsea pumps and concepts for dual gradient and riserless drilling.  Based on his work in developing new equipment Mr. Cohen has authored many papers, and holds several patents.  He is former Chairman of the IADC Dual Gradient Drilling Subcommittee, where he works to encourage the development of this new technology. 

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Speaker John-Morten Godhavn, Principal Drilling Researcher, STATOIL
John Morten graduated with a MSc in 1992 and a PhD in 1997, both from the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). From 1997 to 2001 he held a position as a project engineer at Kongsberg Seatex, before he joined Statoil as a ...

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John Morten graduated with a MSc in 1992 and a PhD in 1997, both from the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). From 1997 to 2001 he held a position as a project engineer at Kongsberg Seatex, before he joined Statoil as a principal researcher in Trondheim, Norway.  Since August 2013, he has worked as an expat in Statoil’s office in Houston. He also holds a position as an Adjunct Professor in Drilling Automation at the Dept. of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, NTNU, Norway.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

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


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 8, 2015

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

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Location

PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building

800 BELL STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States



Group(s): General Meeting