Oct. 3, 2019


Description

Drilling fluids play a crucial role in drilling activity in shale fields, cooling and lubricating drillbits, carrying drill cuttings to the surface, controlling pressure at the bottom of the well, and ensuring that the formation retains   the properties defined for that well.The effectiveness of such fluids is highly dependent on solids control and the ability to separate the fluid from the cuttings/low-gravity solids so that clean fluid is recycled and circulated back into the system. If there are too many solids in the mud, ROP, torque and drag, wear, are all affected as well as potential lost circulation and production.The more capable the drilling rigs and the better the solids control technologies, the greater the drilling efficiencies and levels of potential production.

Course Objective

This course provides drilling management team members with the analytical tools needed to quantify the performance and the cost of solids control operations.  More importantly, the course explains the linkage between solids control, drilling fluids, and fluid related drilling waste.  A comprehensive approach is taught so that those attending will understand how changing solids control practices will affect drilling fluids cost and waste disposal costs.  The course aims to cut through the clutter of metrics used to report solids control performance enabling solids control best practices to be identified so that drilling costs are lowered without compromising drilling performance.

This course will provide some hands on testing so long pants and close toe shoes are needed for proper lab attire.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Mike Morgenthaler
Speaker Mike Morgenthaler
Mike Morgenthaler has worked in the drilling fluids industry for more than 30 years. Mike worked for both Halliburton and Baker Hughes prior to forming a consulting firm to provide operators with a source for engineering expertise focused on optimizing solids control operations and lowering overall drilling costs. His experience …

Mike Morgenthaler has worked in the drilling fluids industry for more than 30 years. Mike worked for both Halliburton and Baker Hughes prior to forming a consulting firm to provide operators with a source for engineering expertise focused on optimizing solids control operations and lowering overall drilling costs. His experience includes work as a mud engineer, process design for centrifuge applications, extensive work on waste management in remote drilling locations, and managing solids control operations on multi-rig fleets in the shale plays.  He is the owner of Cutpoint, Inc. and has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas.

Full Description



Organizer

Josh Harton

832.330.5519         cell


jharton@newpark.com


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 3, 2019

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Drilling Fluids Office

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, Texas 77449
United States