DEC Tech Forum, 3/21 at Wild Well, focuses on
“Drilling the Unconventional Resource Plays”

Date:  21 March 2018

Time:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue:  Wild Well Control

2202 Oil Center Court
Houston, TX  77073

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945

The Q1 2018 IADC Drilling Engineers Committee (DEC) Technology Forum will address what is new or different about drilling the unconventional resource plays. The vast majority of the current drilling in the US today is being done in the unconventional resource plays, often called Shale Plays. This activity has led to re-examination and modification of how we do many things. Pad drilling, batch drilling, sim-ops and offline activities are a few things that are being developed and expanded upon to make drilling more of a manufacturing process. Increased well density and multistage frack jobs have required increased accuracy and precision in well placement. Reservoir characteristics and economics have required revisiting the approaches to well control, kick tolerance and casing programs. Long laterals and multistage frac jobs present new demands on casing and cement jobs. The forum will be an opportunity to discuss as many of these or other similar topics as possible with some of the people actively engaged in these activities.

The Q1 DEC Technology Forum is graciously hosted by Wild Well Control, and will convene at WWC’s facility at 2202 Oil Center Court, Houston, TX 77073.

The event will begin at 08.00 with coffee and networking, with the business program kicking off at 08.30. The forum will adjourn at lunch time, with a light lunch provided courtesy of WWC.

The agenda follows:

08.00     Coffee and networking – Refreshments courtesy of Wild Well Control

08.30     Welcome – Dennis Moore, Marathon, Chairman

08.40     JIP Updates

08.50     New JIP Proposal: “Independent Verification and Validation of Sensors and Systems in Drilling: Phase I”, Maria Araujo, Southwest Research Institute

09.20     “Offline Operations – Thinking Outside the Rotary Table”: Adrian Binnion, Marathon

09.50     “Achieving Better Wellbore Placement Through Advanced Survey Management”: Paul Strohmeier & Avinash Ramjit, ConocoPhillips

10.20     Break

10.35     “Unconventional Well Control: Drilling and Tripping in Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays”: Rich Billa, Shell

11.05     “Unconventional Reservoirs:  Efficiency and Execution Meet the Challenges of US Land Cementing”: Cole Pavlock, Halliburton

11.35     “Developments in Materials and Design of Casing Connections for Fracking Operations”: Michael Burns, Stress Engineering

12.05     “Creating Uptime with a Disruptive Drilling Contractor Business Model”: Joey Husband, Nabors Industries

12.35     JIP DEC 3 Rho Ve Method Method Software Update – Matthew Czerniak, Director, GCS Solutions, Inc.
(Project description; supporting slides)

12.45     Adjourn & Lunch – Lunch courtesy of Wild Well Control

For more information about this or other DEC technology forums or joint industry projects, contact, +1 713-292-1956.

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