Oct. 18, 2019


Description

In many ways, oil-based fluid has been described as an ideal fluid because the interaction with the formation is minimal.  Since their inception, oil-based fluids have aided in applications such as shale drilling, HTHP wells, high angle wellbores, increased ROP, and drilling though salt zones just to name a few.  Every wonder how they work?   What is the unique chemistry behind these versatile fluids that enables them to exist as a technology capable of meeting the demands of our industry? How are these chemistries different from each other?  Along with these questions, this course will also cover aspects related to the following:

1. A baseline of the different oil-based emulsifiers available

2. Feedstocks used for different oil-based emulsifiers and the manufacturing process

3. The HLB system and its use in relation to emulsifiers

4. Which unique drilling scenarios require specific emulsifier chemistries and why

5. General indications on cost


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Arvind Patel
Speaker Dr. Arvind Patel
Dr. Arvind D. Patel is currently working as a Technical Director for Gumpro Drilling Fluids, based in Mumbai India. Arvind retired in January 2015 from MI SWACO, a Schlumberger Company, based in Houston Texas. He joined MI SWACO in 1981 as a Research Chemist. During 38 years in the oil field, …

Dr. Arvind D. Patel is currently working as a Technical Director for Gumpro Drilling Fluids, based in Mumbai India. Arvind retired in January 2015 from MI SWACO, a Schlumberger Company, based in Houston Texas. He joined MI SWACO in 1981 as a Research Chemist. During 38 years in the oil field, he has developed many drilling fluid products and systems, which are currently used worldwide. Arvind holds 72 U.S. patents and has authored over 100 scientific publications. His major contributions include shale inhibition and innovative invert emulsifier chemistry. In 2016, he was inducted into the AADE hall of fame for his contributions to the Drilling Industry.


Prior to his time in the Oil & Gas industry, Arvind taught at Texas A&M University and also completed post-doctoral research at Fox Chase Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia. Arvind holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Baroda, India.  Arvind obtained his M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from S.F.A. State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and ultimately a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

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Organizer

Josh Harton


Date and Time

Fri, Oct. 18, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Technology Center

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449
United States of America