Sept. 20, 2018


Description

Lost circulation while running casing, pre-cement job mud circulation, and cement placement can result in additional remediation, create challenges in achieving zonal isolation objectives, and potentially impact well integrity. Several mitigation methods are available to address lost circulation challenges. However, the focus of this paper is on prevention.

 

This presentation summarizes the field application of wellbore strengthening in deepwater Gulf of Mexico to achieve zonal isolation objectives. The design, execution, and post-well analysis of several wellbore strengthening applications in a variety of sands from shallow and soft overburden sands to deep producing reservoir sands with depletions greater than 4,000 psi, are discussed. A detailed case study for one of the wells is provided.

 

The track record of successful wellbore strengthening treatments performed demonstrates the potential for achieving adequate annular cement placement and zonal isolation in narrow pore pressure and fracture gradient environments.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Nicholas Braley
GOM Senior Fluid Technical Specialist  - BP - Nicholas Braley Dondale is a Senior Fluid Technical Specialist with BP and supports GoM well construction operations. He has been with the company since 2013. Previously, he worked as a Global Strategic Business Manager for Halliburton. He holds a Master's degree in Petroleum Geology ...

GOM Senior Fluid Technical Specialist  - BP - Nicholas Braley Dondale is a Senior Fluid Technical Specialist with BP and supports GoM well construction operations. He has been with the company since 2013. Previously, he worked as a Global Strategic Business Manager for Halliburton. He holds a Master's degree in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London, England, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Oceanography from UCNW, Bangor, Wales. He has been working in the oil and gas industry since 1993. 

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Organizer

Tom Wick

Event Contact Email: fieldwick2@gmail.com


 


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Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 20, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

PETROLEUM CLUB, 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building

1201 LOUISIANA STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States



Group(s): SPE Newsletter