Feb. 7, 2020


Description

Torque and Drag modeling is essential for pre-job design when determining if the intervening tubing (coiled tubing, drill string, or wireline) can reach the target depth of a well successfully. In addition to this, it is utilized in post-job analysis or real-time monitoring/modeling to calibrate against measured job parameters e.g. surface weight.

This half-day course provides an overview of well intervention theory along with various modes of intervention that include coiled tubing, drill string, and wireline. Tubing force analysis consists of concepts such understanding buckling behavior, prediction of lock-up depth, estimation of maximum set-down weight/overpull and pipe length changes (stretch) during well intervention.

Various techniques to achieve extended reach (e.g. lubricants, downhole vibrators, tractors) are also covered. Effects of pipe rotation is considered for torque analysis during drill string intervention and wireline operation is discussed along with pump down analysis. Field examples are considered for all modes of intervention and the concepts learned will be demonstrated with a commercially available software product. In addition, participants will be provided with a temporary license to use the software during the course for a hands-on experience in torque and drag modeling.

This course will provide 4 hours of continuing education credits accredited by SPE Gulf Coast.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Bharath Rao
Speaker Bharath Rao
Dr. Bharath Rao is a Principal Consultant at BTechSoft, an engineering consulting company providing software solutions to the petroleum industry. He has over 20 years of professional experience ranging from fundamental research to commercial software development in the area of coiled tubing applications, tubular mechanics, matrix treatments, reservoir engineering, multiphase …

Dr. Bharath Rao is a Principal Consultant at BTechSoft, an engineering consulting company providing software solutions to the petroleum industry. He has over 20 years of professional experience ranging from fundamental research to commercial software development in the area of coiled tubing applications, tubular mechanics, matrix treatments, reservoir engineering, multiphase flow modeling, fracturing fluid rheology, gravel/frac packing, and wellbore fluid flow/heat transfer. Dr. Rao has contributed significantly to the development of a commercially available software product, TubeFlow PIC – software for well intervention, production, and completion; and currently leads the technical development of BTechSoft engineering software products.


Prior to BTechSoft, Bharath worked at CTES L.C. (now NOV CTES) where he was responsible for the development of coiled tubing modeling software, related technical support, and training. His post-doctoral research experience in the School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma includes experimental work for a coiled tubing consortium and fracturing fluid rheological studies. Dr. Rao has authored or co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings; and serves as a Technical Editor for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling and Completion (SPEDC) Journal. For his contributions to the SPEDC Journal over the years, Dr. Rao has received Outstanding Technical Editor awards from SPE in 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2019. Bharath holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of SPE.

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Organizer

Josh Harton


Date and Time

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020

8:30 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Technology Center

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449
United States of America