June 13, 2006


Description

In the drilling industry, communication is essential between the company and its Foreman, contractors, consultants, field operators and all personnel. To move ahead making the right choices and/or wrong choices has to do with experience - one can only see so far down the hole and therefore relying on the operations expertise is the best option.   
 
Typically, Engineers build a well from the bottom up - after checking with the Production, Completion and Reservoir Engineers' measurements to determine the size pipe to use and after examining logs, geological information, depleted zones, target zones and unconsolidated formations they determine what is needed to begin drilling the well. Faults can be an enemy or a friend to the Engineer. Sandstone is similar to sponge, it has permeability; Shale is impermeable and no fluids are allowed. If drilling in shale a fault with no seal, it can be good and bad. The pressure inside the hole determines the reservoir of oil. The pore pressure is the pressure of fluids with the pores of a reservoir. Abnormal pressure is when impermeable rocks, such as shale, are compacted. The pore fluids cannot always escape and must support the total overlying rock column, this leads to anomalies of high formation pressures. Overburden is the weight of overlying rock.   
 
Hydrostatic pressure refers to the pressure exerted by the drilling fluid in the wellbore. The Wireline operations are the lowering of mechanical tools, in the well. 
 
All terms and more can be found in the book, The Abbreviator, Fifth Edition. Go online to www.addc.org
IF YOU ARE NOT PRE-REGISTERED, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ALL PRE-REGISTERED HAVE BEEN SEATED IN ORDER TO KNOW IF WE HAVE ENOUGH SEATS FOR WALK-INS.   THE SEATING LIMIT IS  170 FOR THIS EVENT. 

Featured Speakers

Speaker Charles Rimer (Chip)
Noble Energy, Inc. Chip graduated from the University of Texas in 1983 with a degree in petroleum engineering. He has a total of 23 years of oilfield experience as an engineer and manager in the drilling, completion, and production operations of the Energy Industry.   He began his career with …


Noble Energy, Inc.

Chip graduated from the University of Texas in 1983 with a degree in petroleum engineering. He has a total of 23 years of oilfield experience as an engineer and manager in the drilling, completion, and production operations of the Energy Industry.

 

He began his career with ARCO Oil & Gas Company where he served as drilling and completion engineer for seven years (1983-1990) in the Rockies, Oklahoma, West TX Regions and the Gulf of Mexico region onshore only.

 

He then worked ten years (1990-2000) with Vastar Resources as superintendent/Sr. drilling engineer for the Gulf of Mexico region offshore deepwater and onshore divisions.

 

From 2000-2002 he was the drilling manager for the Gulf of Mexico region for Aspect Resources. In 2002, Chip hired on with Samedan/Noble Energy Inc. as drilling manager for the Onshore Region. In 2003, he was promoted to Operations Services Manager and responsible for Onshore and Offshore Division. He is presently Noble Energy’s Director of Operations Services for North American Division over Drilling, Materials & Purchasing and Construction.

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Organizer

Mary Beth Payne


Date and Time

Tue, June 13, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Brookhollow Sheraton

610 & 290; 3000 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77092