Drilling: Unconventional Resources through Horizontal Drilling – Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Fersheed Mody
Speaker Fersheed Mody
Fersheed Mody is A seasoned professional with thirty years of diversified research, applied technology and project management experience in the areas of drilling and production with technology organizations of an independent oil company (Apache Corporation), a major international oil company (Shell International E & P) and a major integrated service ...

Fersheed Mody is A seasoned professional with thirty years of diversified research, applied technology and project management experience in the areas of drilling and production with technology organizations of an independent oil company (Apache Corporation), a major international oil company (Shell International E & P) and a major integrated service company (Halliburton). He has published over 60 technical papers and holds 28 patents. He has been invited as a guest speaker at various SPE Forums: Rock Mechanics, Borehole Stability, Advances in Drilling Fluids, Pore Pressure Estimation, Petroleum well Construction, cementing in Harsh Environments, Under Balanced Drilling and Designer Fluids. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1985.

Full Description

Horizontal drilling technologies have been heralded by many as the greatest advances since the conception of the rotary drilling bit. Horizontal drilling now accounts for a significant percent of active onshore wells in the U.S., especially for exploiting shale gas resource and seems to be increasing every year. Horizontal drilling allows for an increase in the recoverable petroleum in a given formation, and even increases the production in fields previously thought of as marginal or mature. Horizontal drilling also allows for more economical drilling, and less impact on environmentally sensitive areas. However, there are many technical challenges is successfully drilling and completing a long horizontal well.  The presentation will outline some of the main differences between drilling a vertical and horizontal well and prescribe remedies to overcome these challenges to successfully exploit unconventional/shale gas resources to meet future global energy needs.

Organizer Mojtaba P. Shahri

Event Contact Name: Mojtaba P. Shahri


Phone Number: 713-849-1818


Email: mojtaba.pordelshahri@weatherford.ocm

When?

Wed, Apr. 8, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Petroleum Club, 35th Floor, Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Houston on the top floor of 1201 Louisiana Street.

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