March 8, 2006


Description

Chevron recently tasked Smith Services and Scientific Drilling with a casing exit and directional drilling challenge in the Permian Basin.  A 7” casing exit was planned for the Grayburg and San Andres formations, which are difficult to drill with conventional window mill technology.  The Smith Services GeoTrack Mill was selected for its PDC cutting structure and its proven ability to drill most rock types.  Scientific Drilling’s Titan ERT High-Torque Motor and Gyro-MWD System were employed to orient the casing exit and directionally drill the formation.  The objective was to produce a full gauge, clean window and build angle to 7° and hold while directionally drilling 350 feet of formation to the KOP, all in one trip.  The combinations of Smith and Scientific technologies formed the system that enabled formation footage, direction, and casing exit objectives to be achieved.

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Keith Brents
Project Lead Smith Services Keith Brents has been with Smith Services, Wellbore Departure Group, for one year. Currently he is working on various drilling and casing exit products for Smith. Previously he worked for Baker Hughes for four years and Sperry Sun for three years.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering ...

Project Lead
Smith Services
Keith Brents has been with Smith Services, Wellbore Departure Group, for one year. Currently he is working on various drilling and casing exit products for Smith. Previously he worked for Baker Hughes for four years and Sperry Sun for three years.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is working on a MS in Petroleum Engineering, both from University of Houston.  He is also a member of SPE and IADD.

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Organizer

Joe Wallace


Date and Time

Wed, March 8, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 North Chase Drive - 5th Flr
Houston, TX 77060
USA