Sept. 12, 2007


Description

Wells drilled in the Tuscaloosa Trend near Baton Rouge have long been recognized for the extreme nature of the HP/HT operating environment and the potential for well control problems.  Highly abrasive formations in the intermediate sections have been a major cause of bit, directional tool and drillstring failures.  Below the intermediate sections, significant directional tool constraints are encountered as in situ temperatures range between 300° and 400° F.  Directional complexity has also increased due to surface location constraints and reservoir compartmentalization.

This presentation focuses on the improvements which have been achieved over a 5-year period due to the implementation of Powered Rotary Steerable Systems coupled with Rotary Steerable Bit technology.  The step-change in performance has been evidenced by a reduction in days per 10,000 ft drilled from 86 days to 55 days.  The improved time to first production has been attributed to the systematic learning and the successes of several office-based, wellsite, and third party teams.



Featured Speakers

Speaker Bronwyn Cox
Lead Engineer for BP in the HP/HT Tuscaloosa Field BP Bronwyn Cox currently works as a Lead Engineer for BP in the HP/HT Tuscaloosa field.  Prior to her current assignment she worked in the GOM Shelf business unit as a drilling engineer on the Amberjack and South Pass fields.  Before …

Lead Engineer for BP in the HP/HT Tuscaloosa Field
BP
Bronwyn Cox currently works as a Lead Engineer for BP in the HP/HT Tuscaloosa field.  Prior to her current assignment she worked in the GOM Shelf business unit as a drilling engineer on the Amberjack and South Pass fields.  Before joining BP in 2001, Bronwyn worked for Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements as a well planner and also as a logging engineer on rigs in Nigeria, Canada, and the US from 1996 to 2001.

Bronwyn has a BA and an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK, along with a post graduate certificate in Design, Manufacture and Management from Cambridge University, UK.


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Organizer

Tim Boulay


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 12, 2007

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase
Houston, TX 77060
USA