Oct. 16, 2019


Description

The Deepwater Fluids Technology Course is a foundation course designed to bring general awareness about deepwater well construction operations and the technical challenges faced when operating in this environment. The success factors needed to operate in these fields is to understand the reservoir properties and how they affect the drilling fluid design, performance, and operations.

As such, and in order to be an integrated asset for deepwater operations, and to become a trusted advisor; the personnel involved must be prepared to understand the entire drilling operations and challenges.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Overview of deepwater
  • Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater convention by depth
  • Reservoir technical challenges
  • Well planning challenges
  • Rigs, logistics, and equipment
  • Downhole rheology and cuttings transport, hydraulics
  • Shallow water flows in deepwater drilling
  • Wellbore instability and other well placement operational challenges
  • Well control and kick detection

CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH DRILLING FLUIDS:

  • Logistics
  • Volumes (SHIPPED & RETURNED)
  • Cost. (Fluids and overall for the well)
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Salt Drilling (washout, inclusions)
  • Lost Circulation (tight margins, expected, unexpected)
  • Well Control
  • Ballooning
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Hydraulics, Rheology (low temp) & Hole Cleaning
  • Fluid Stability (sag, rheology, fluid loss, etc)
  • Shallow Hazards Project scope
  • Job framing and discussion
  • Well parameters needed
  • Field technical challenges (i.e. high pressure, high temps, geohazards, pore pressure, etc.)
  • Well construction and planning
  • Drilling fluids products to support the operations

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Patrick Kenny
Speaker Patrick Kenny
          Patrick Kenny is currently a deepwater expert and technical development specialist at Newpark Drilling Fluids. His career spans 44 years of drilling fluids experience covering most locations worldwide including 28 years with three major drilling fluids companies, 12.5 years with 2 different oil companies, and ...

 

 

 

 

 


Patrick Kenny is currently a deepwater expert and technical development specialist at Newpark Drilling Fluids. His career spans 44 years of drilling fluids experience covering most locations worldwide including 28 years with three major drilling fluids companies, 12.5 years with 2 different oil companies, and 3.5 years mud logging in the North Sea. Specific experience includes extensive deep water experience in Norway, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Morocco, Malaysia and Australia.


Full Description



Organizer

Josh

832-330-5510


jharton@newpark.com


Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(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