Aug. 23, 2019


Description

Water-based drilling fluids can often be the fluid of choice due to advantages in ECD management, reservoir analysis, environmental sustainability, health and safety protection, and penetration rates. However, when shale is encountered during drilling operations, the chemical swelling stresses in the wellbore can potentially be very high.  Water present in the drilling fluid can interact with the clay present in the formation resulting in drilling issues such as wellbore instability, high torque & drag, and stuck pipe.  Reactive clay present in drilling fluid also adversely affects target fluid properties.  To avoid these potential problems, a proper understanding of shale inhibition mechanisms and the relative products is a requirement.

This course covers the main facets of shale inhibition and also the unique chemistry behind each method.  Topics covered include:

Balanced activity or vapor exchange

Cation exchange

Encapsulation

MMO or pure oil systems

Cementation of the shale porosity matrix

Wellbore plastering

 

   


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Janine Shipman
Speaker Janine Shipman
Janine Shipman graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Houston in 2002, Magna Cum Laude. She has been in leadership roles involving analysis and research over various components of the oil and gas realm including shale inhibition, crude oil identification, R&D for HTHP fluid systems, as well ...

Janine Shipman graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Houston in 2002, Magna Cum Laude. She has been in leadership roles involving analysis and research over various components of the oil and gas realm including shale inhibition, crude oil identification, R&D for HTHP fluid systems, as well as QA & QC on a suite of drilling fluid products. She currently serves in a senior research and development role at CNPC-USA as project lead in a variety of research projects, which includes a comprehensive report on US environmental regulations along with testing various additives for HTHP drilling fluids.


 

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Organizer

Josh Harton


Date and Time

Fri, Aug. 23, 2019

9 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Newpark Technology Center

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449
United States of America