Oct. 25, 2007


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SPE – GCS Completion and Production Study Group

Author: Derek Mathieson, President and CEO, WellDynamics

Petroleum engineers have moved beyond experimenting with intelligent well completions to applying the technology as an integral part of their active reservoir management strategies. As the industry migrates to even broader application of intelligent completion technology – focusing on field-wide, rather than well-specific, deployment of these tools to enable the realization of operating philosophies – several factors will impact success. In the Gulf of Mexico, those factors include the following:

  • Extremely high rig rates that demand that the completion be done right the first time
  • Subsea control systems that must interface and work reliably with surface and downhole systems
  • Basins that are extremely deep and characterized by high pressure.

This presentation will discuss those factors, as well as others that influence the widespread use of intelligent completions in field-wide solutions, including the following:

  • Modeling “up front” to test the proposed intelligent solution under different reservoir or production conditions
  • Integrating and managing a multitude of interfaces with other completion technologies and surface infrastructures
  • Delivering information in the correct engineering units and to the right people so that decisions can be made quickly and accurately
  • Delivering significant economic results through an agreed system operating philosophy

The presentation concludes with a look into the near future, where exciting new developments are ongoing in the area of cableless systems and reservoir monitoring solutions.



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Speaker: Derek Mathieson
Speaker Derek Mathieson
Acting President and Chief Executive Officer WellDynamics Derek Mathieson Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Mathieson is Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of WellDynamics. He was previously Vice President of Business Development and Technology, and directed the company’s product research and development, and marketing functions. He joined WellDynamics …

Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
WellDynamics
Derek MathiesonDerek Mathieson

Acting President and Chief Executive Officer


Derek Mathieson is Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of WellDynamics. He was previously Vice President of Business Development and Technology, and directed the company’s product research and development, and marketing functions.


He joined WellDynamics at its formation in 2001 and held positions as Reliability Assurance Manager, R&D Manager and Technology Director before assuming the Vice President role in 2006.


Derek holds both a PhD and an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Institute of Electrical Technology (IET), and is professionally registered with the UK Engineering Council. Derek is a frequent speaker at many industry events.



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Organizer

David Flores


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 25, 2007

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

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 NorthChase Dr
Houston, Texas 77060
US