General Mtg: EC-Drill - a Managed Pressure Drilling System for Floating Drilling Rigs


        The presentation will introduce the new EC-Drill Managed Pressure Drilling system, and the history of its development.  The principals of operation are explained and major components along with their functions shown.  Also covered in the presentation is a brief examination of integrating the system into a floating drilling rig along with the process to accomplish the integration in a safe and expedient manner.

       A new Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system for floating drilling rigs has drilled four wells as of November 2014, with two more wells in progress.  Two of the wells were multi-lateral wells with three legs each.  This new MPD system uses pumped riser technology to control bottom-hole pressure, optimizing well bore pressure profiles.  The system also compensates for Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD).  The benefits of the system are numerous, but include improved safety, and early influx/loss detection.  Active management of well bore pressures allows drilling through narrow pore/fracture pressure margins, extending the length of horizontal laterals, reducing mud losses and drilling through depleted or other difficult formations.

      Case histories of the most recent operations will also be shown, including operations on the Norwegian continental shelf and in the Gulf of Mexico.  The case histories will cover the reason EC-Drill was selected for the particular environment, benefits obtained, and use of the system in post kick operations.  



If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the " Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.


Parking for this event
The Petroleum Club provides valet parking service on the Milam Street side of the EXXON-MOBIL Building for a fee of $7. Enter the valet parking ramp from the Milam Street side of the building. Parking on the street around the EXXON-MOBIL Building is also possible - pay at parking meters located on each block.  Parking is also available at public parking lots in the area for a fee in the $6 - 8 range.  However, due to the loss of other nearby surface lots in recent months (due to construction of new buildings), the lots across from the EXXON-MOBIL Building are sometimes full by mid-morning. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Jan. 8, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - Jan. 8, 2015, 1 p.m.