March 26 ,2020
TIME: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Embassy Suites Houston Energy Corridor 11730 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. Kirkwood Exit next door to Technip FMC
Program Topic: “Managed Pressure Drilling”
1. Louis Scavone (Drilling Solutions Manager – Americas, Maersk Drilling)
Presenting – “Maersk Drilling Deepwater MPD Experience”
Maersk Drilling has extensive and somewhat unique experience of running high profile deep-water MPD operations for various Clients around the world. Among these unique operations following campaigns can be highlighted;
With more deep-water MPD operations on the horizon in SEA, Australia and Mexico Maersk Drilling will continue to embrace MPD technology as a tool to drill safe and more efficiently following our Smarter Drilling for Better Value strategy.
Louis Scavone has worked in the industry over the last 26 years as a field engineer, rig hand, Operations Manager and, in his latest capacity, as Drilling Solutions Manager for the Americas region for Maersk Drilling. He began his career as a graduate from Louisiana State University with a Petroleum Engineering degree, joining an American based drilling contractor. These early years were spent working offshore in various drilling positions, which culminated as Toolpusher, before being promoted in to shore based management. He has managed both semisubmersibles and drill ships in the Americas and Australasia, from 2nd and 3rd gen moored semis to 7th gen drillships. Louis has always been excited about technology and has been a strong supporter of innovation within the drilling industry. Privileged to have been involved in an early JIP for dual gradient drilling and the use of mud lift technology (circa early 2000’s), as well as its second iteration here in the US GOM in 2014, he has been an avid believer in the benefits and advantages managed pressure drilling offers today’s operators and drilling contractors.
2. Patrick Brand (Executive Vice President - Operations, Blade Energy Partners)
Presenting – “Adaptive Well Design using MPD”
MPD has become mature technology in many basins in the world for mitigating non-productive time. However, the implementation of MPD early in the project life cycle offers further enormous potential savings that many operators have been missing. The key to these gains is in exploiting MPD’s improvements in operational efficiency, risk mitigation, and safety enhancement during well design and planning. By including MPD in the design and planning process, the savvy operator can optimize the design sufficiently to eliminate one or more casing strings with no compromise to the likelihood of successfully reaching target depths. Indeed, in many cases, the probability of success can be enhanced.
The game changer for design with MPD is two-fold; the ability to swiftly react to unexpected pressure events without incurring NPT or hole problems, and increased information about downhole pressures while drilling. With MPD and the right planning in place, casing seats can be pushed as deep as possible based on the actual pressures encountered, and must no longer be restricted to conservative estimates established from offset wells
Patrick Brand is a founding partner of Blade Energy Partners and former Drilling Technology Advisor for Mobil. In his 40 years in upstream oil and gas, Patrick has made numerous innovative and fundamental contributions to UBD and MPD, including the development of dynamic influx control, dynamic pore pressure and fracture pressure determination. Patrick is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, former Chairman of the IADC UBO and MPD Committee and former Chairman of the SPE Re-Write committee for UBD. Patrick has over 20 archival publications on various technical subjects. Patrick is a registered professional engineer for the State of Texas. Education credits include a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.
3. Juan Carlos Valecillos (MPD Project Engineer, Weatherford)
Presenting – “Managed Pressure Cementing (MPC) in narrow operating windows. The application of this technique delivers success in challenging deepwater wells from Gulf of Mexico”
To achieve the goals of a cementing operation, preventing fluid losses during slurry placement is generally necessary when implementing a cost-effective cement design. Achieving an effective zonal isolation behind the casing or liner wall is intimately related to preventing losses toward the formation as well as flow from it during and after the cement circulation. When cementing a casing or liner string within limited open-hole pressure margins, maintaining the bottom hole circulating pressure below the fracture gradient is not feasible in most cases when using conventional methods. The ability to control the well pressure profile with precision provided by modern Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) systems, has emerged in recent years as an alternative to solve the problem of cementing efficiently within tight margins in deepwater wells. This presentation will provide definitions related to the MPC subject, an overview of these applications, a summary of the engineering approach and calculations, and the results obtained during these cementing operations in challenging wells of GOM.
Juan Valecillos is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He specializes in MPD and UBD engineering and operations after working over 12 years with these technologies throughout the Latin America, Middle East and North America regions within the Weatherford MPD division.
Juan’s roles within Weatherford has ranged from field engineering, project management and project engineering, holding the project engineer positions for the past 6 years based in Houston Texas. In this position he works with the engineering planning and operations support for land and Deepwater projects within the North America region and different Weatherford’s Geozones globally.
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Reservations are required!
Deadline for reservations is Monday, March 20, 2020.
Embassy Suites – Houston Energy Corridor, 11730 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079 is located on the North side of I10 at the Kirkwood exit next door to Technip FMC.
Free parking is available in the garage attached to the hotel. For parking take the driveway on the right side of the hotel and curve to the left. Parking is available for hotel guests on the 1st and 2nd floors of the garage. If parking spots are full you are welcome to use one of the designated “National Rental” car spots.
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