IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

Start: 9 April 2019
End: 10 April 2019

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019 

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

07.30 Speaker Briefing
(Speakers, session chairs & moderators only)

08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing
Oscar Gabaldon, Chair, IADC UBO/MPD Committee;  Operations Manager, Blade Energy Partners

08.40 Keynote Presentation: Davie Stewart, Vice President Wells Discipline, Shell

09.00 Well Control / IME
Session Chair: Børre Fossli, Vice President Technology, Enhanced Drilling

Development of a Practical Tool to Generate Influx Management Envelopes (IME) for MPD Field Operations: Mohamed Helmi, Well Engineer, Michael Cadd, Shell UK (SPE 194552)
The underlying theory and methodology used to create the IME generator tool will be discussed and an overview of how the tool functions and its intended planned use in MPD operations will then be provided. A practical application of the tool for a Shell UK HPHT well will be demonstrated to illustrate the technique and resultant IME. 

Evolving Well Control Procedures with MPD on Floater Rigs: Andre Alonso Fernandes, Technical Advisor, Felipe Terra, Guilherme Vanni, Ivan Mendes Sales, Lucas Loures Sá, Isac Alexandre Martinello, Leonardo Mesquita, Kelliton Vasconcelos, Jonas Guedes, Petrobras (SPE 194553)
MPD is not a new technology, but the transition from land operation to floaters is still recent. This created a situation where drilling contractors and operators are still learning what the true capabilities of the technology are. MPD technology adoption on floaters can be divide it in 3 different phases, Early Kick Detection and stability improvement; Underbalanced fluid; Influx circulation through the MPD system; Each phase demands an increased review of well control procedures. The different phases of adoption of MPD on floaters and impacts on well control procedures, pursing an optimized operation with safety will be presented. 

Influx Management Envelope: Limits Redefinition and Parametric Sensitivity Analysis based on Data and Lessons Learned from Offshore Applications: Oscar Gabaldon, Operations Manager, & Romar A. Gonzalez, Technology Development Engineer – Well Operations, William Bacon, Patrick Brand, Blade Energy Partners (SPE 194537)
The concept of the IME will be refreshed, followed by a discussion of how the IME limits should be calculated. Several examples of different methods for calculation are presented, and a worksheet to calculate IME limits. The most common parameters associated with these limits are explored, and how their variation impacts the shape and boundaries of the IME. The most important are highlighted.

10.30 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

11.00 Rig Equipment
Session Chair: Michael Cadd, Senior Well Engineer, Shell

Next Generation Complete MPD Rig Proves Successful in the Deepwater GOM: David Gouldin, Well Control and MPD Manager, Jay Lancaster, Neil Goodin, Robert Baan, Seadrill, Helio Santos, Jason Hannam, Sandro Piedade, SafeKick
With the experience obtained running different MPD system configurations Seadrill understood the need to change the rational and approach for future implementation to improve efficiency, reliability and safety. One drillship and one semi-submersible were chosen to be the first rigs to be equipped with the new system. A description of the next generation MPD system installed on the semi-submersible operating in the GOM, 100% owned and operated by the drilling contractor, with a new pressure management philosophy composed of the MPD chokes, new intelligent Pressure Control Valves to protect the wellbore, and Pressure Relief Valves to protect all the equipment will be given. The system includes a monitoring and modelling software and a combo choke/valve control controlled by the driller and all involved in the operation, on the rig and remotely, have a full understanding of what is going on in the well. Detection of problems and corrections are very quick and precise. 

The Impact of FMCD Technology in Well Control Equipment and EDS Disconnection: Leandro Rocha, Rig Performance Coordinator, José Eugênio de Almeida Campos, Cristiano Venancio Xavier, Thijs Visser, Ocyan, Felipe Freitas, Matt Stahl, Stress Engineering, Gregory P. Cruse, Oil States (SPE 194551)
A case study regarding a deep water FMCD operation at a Brazilian offshore basin. The effects of the low drilling fluid levels on the conventional equipment were investigated, as well as the impact of this scenario on a possible emergency disconnect. 

Lessons Learned with Real Integration of a Deepwater MPD Control System: Svein Hovland, Trym D. Eide, Christian Stridsklev, Colin Munro, NOV, Robert van Kuilenburg, Noble Drilling (SPE 194543)
The development, installation, and first experiences from using the world’s first completely integrated MPD control system on a deepwater drilling rig. All MPD control functions are permanently embedded in the main drilling control network, providing access to high speed data and drilling safety systems. This driller-operated control system can proactively take control over other drilling machines during drilling and connections. Essential MPD parameters and control set-points are included in the standard driller’s screen for monitoring and control by the driller.

12.30 Luncheon, Poster Session & Open Exhibition 

14.00 Does Dynamic Influx Management Facilitate Handling of Gas in the Riser?
Moderator: Oscar Gabaldon, Operations Manager, Blade Energy Partners

Dynamic Influx Management continues to gain acceptance as Managed Pressure Drilling becomes the standard by which many operators address unique challenges in their wells. A technique previously reserved for mature fields, now Managed Pressure Drilling is increasingly being applied to exploratory, deep and ultra-deepwater, and HPHT candidate wells. Not only are efficiency benefits due to NPT reduction being recognized, but also safety enhancements by providing the ability to manage uncertain formation pressures and the potential to dynamically manage resulting influxes. Additionally, the challenges for deeper waters often include relatively shallow hazards, potentially blurring the line between Dynamic Influx Management and handling of riser gas as the influx could rapidly enter the riser. Our highly qualified panelists will offer their views and experiences on the topic, from their own perspectives, as well as invite the audience to join the discussion with questions and points of view. 

15.30 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition 

16.00 Case Histories
Session Chair: Andre Fernandes, Technical Advisor, Petrobras

Experience from Drilling a Horizontal Well in a Natural Fractured and Karstified Carbonate Reservoir in The Barents Sea with a CML MPD System: Geir Ivan Tangen, Drilling and Well Control Advisor, Geir Smaaskjar, Drilling Operation Manager, Einar Bergseth, Senior Drilling Engineer, Lundin Norway, Børre Fossli, Zhizhuang Qiang, Eric Claudy, Enhanced Drilling (SPE 194545)
The main results from drilling a horizontal well in a natural fractured Karstified reservoir with the CML system in the Barents Sea are presented. In this well wired pipe in combination with the CML system was used for the first time. A test was performed to automatically use the measured pressure from wired pipe to compensate for ECD on connections. It will also show how the CML system could be used to drill this well with returns without having to revert to mud cap drilling principles.

Operator’s First Application of MPD in Deepwater GoM Delivers Top Quartile Well: Wael Essam, Engineering Team Leader – Managed Pressure Drilling, Christopher Scarborough, Nick Wilson, Ahmed Shimi, BP, Neil Gooding, Jay Lancaster, Robert Baan, Seadrill, Helio Santos, Erdem Catak, Jason Hannam, Safekick (SPE 194549)
The overall workflow carried out for the project, covering system design and engineering, rig integration, training planning and delivery, and well engineering and operational planning, and ultimately, project execution and main learnings. It’ll touch on regulatory conformance and process safety and reliability studies, as well as Rig MOC and certification.

Integrating MPD into HPHT Well Planning: Michael Cadd, Lewis Steven, Robert Graham, Shell UK Ltd, Fedderik van der Bos, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V, Craig Leggett, Blade Energy Partners, Emil Stoian, Weatherford UK (SPE 188335)
Early integration of MPD during the planning phase can maximize the benefits of MPD to an HPHT operation. For two narrow margin HPHT projects a strategy was developed to fully integrate MPD techniques into the well design, equipment selection, training and procedures. This allowed the full functionality of MPD to be used, bringing significant safety and performance benefits to the operation.

17.30 Welcoming Reception, Poster & Exhibit Viewing 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition 

08.00 Welcome and Introduction

08.05 Onshore Operations
Session Chair: Brian Grayson, Director Pressure Control Systems, Weatherford

Nitrogen Cap Drilling: A Managed Pressure Drilling Alternative for Highly Fractured Carbonate Reservoir: Alex Podust, Drilling Engineer, Craig Starkey, Gareth Cameron, Jeff Wood, Tengizchevroil (SPE 194535)
The specifics of Nitrogen Cap Drilling to demonstrate, to a wide audience, Tengizchevroil industry leading focus on safety and reliability while drilling a naturally fractured reservoir with an alternative managed pressure drilling technique to combat a decline in reservoir pressure. 

CBHP MPD Assisted Casing While Drilling (CwD): A Novel MPD Solution Combining Two Drilling Technologies, Planned and Executed on Otherwise Not Drillable Multiple Directional Wells in North America: Sagar Nauduri, MPD Technical Advisor, & Akram Nabiyev, MPD Technical Advisor, Martyn Parker, Akram Nabiyev, Pruitt Optimal (SPE 194534)
How combining two drilling technologies ‘CBHP MPD’ and ‘Casing while Drilling’ (CwD) resulted in reaching Target Depth (TD) on multiple wells where that had not been previously successful using conventional methods. The presentation will focus on a few case histories of wells that had most challenged the team and the associated solutions implemented and lessons learned. The presentation will also discuss the more important aspects of pre-planning, hydraulic analysis, training and real time execution. Attention will be given to reasons why CBHP MPD using conventional Drillpipe-BHA could only help drill to a certain point, and how Casing while Drilling could help drill to TD.

Well Safety and Performance Gains from MPD in Unconventional High Overpressure Reservoirs in Argentina: Antonio Lage, Senior Technical Advisor, Edgard Arduino, Sebastiao Loureiro, Guilherme Vanni, Hercilio Silva, Petrobras (SPE 194157)
Two exploratory wells drilled with MPD in Parva Negra Este, targeting Vaca Muerta shale oil & gas play. In the first well, the MPD obtained significant performance gains. Therefore, the evidences of those gains will be presented, including an economic analysis. As the second well reached a high pore overpressure, the DPPT and DFIT will be presented, showing the operational window for that 21.3 ppg pore pressure formation. It led to a very complex well control event followed by a necessary permanent P&A operation, which will be also covered by the presentation.

 MPD Called to a Post Well Control Event to Free Differentially Stuck Pipe: Akram Nabiyev, MPD Technical Advisor, Martyn Parker, Sagar Nauduri, Pruitt Optimal MPD Services (SPE 194544)
MPD techniques lead major impact on the way the wells are drilled nowadays. Primary focus of this presentation will be to show the industry a successful MPD field operation/case study demonstrating how CBHP MPD techniques can be used to ‘unstick a differentially stuck BHA/pipe’. It will then delve into how ‘differential sticking’ situations can be avoided using CBHP MPD, such as – detecting and circulating influxes within the limitations of Influx Management Envelope (IME) in a safe and controlled manner with minimum downtime. Additional scenarios and feedbacks from different operators and rig contractors will also be discussed.

10.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

10.30 MPD Cementing & Completion
Session Chair: Christopher “C.J.” Bernard, Global Business Development Manager, Halliburton

Using a Statically Underbalanced Fluid Column Combined with Surface Managed Pressure and Early Kick/Loss Detection System to Execute a Challenging Deepwater Completions Job in the Gulf of Mexico. Case History: Julian Hernandez, MPD Project Manager, Maurizio Arnone, Weatherford International, Roger Vannoort, Javier Vives, Shell Exploration and Production Company (SPE 194554)
This presentation shows a generic wellbore diagram, the prognosed and actual operating window and how the downhole pressure profile would have been conventionally Vs. with MPD to finally highlight how unfeasible and problematic this completions job would have been without the use of MPD. Conclusions will present the main advantages, benefits and challenges identified from the engineering planning phase. It will also highlight the fact that MPD has an increasing spectrum of applications with the current depleted formations and the growing challenges associated.

Managed Pressure Cementing (MPC) Within a Narrow Pressure Window, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Application: Juan C Valecillos, MPD/UBD Project Engineer, Julian Hernandez, Maurizio Arnone, Weatherford International ltd., Keith Smelker, Roger VanNoort, Shell Exploration and Production Company (SPE 194536)
A summary is given of the considerations made during the planning phase, the process to manipulate variables during the calculations and an overview of the results obtained on the two subject wells.

11.30 Luncheon, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

13.00 Should MPD Service Come from Drilling Contractor or from Specialized Service Company?
Moderator: Sara Shayegi, Senior Well Engineer, Shell

Until recently the majority of MPD services has been provided by MPD providers who were contracted directly by the operator.  Recently, another model has emerged where the rig contractor purchases part or all of the MPD equipment and integrates in into the rig, providing this functionality to the operator to different levels.  This panel of operators, drilling contractors, and service providers will explore the topic and answer the question from their particular perspective. A general audience discussion will ensue following their presentations. 

  • Nick Ward, Senior Operations Engineer, Stena Drilling
  • Andre Fernandes, Technical Advisor, Petrobras
  • Andre Perales, Global Senior Operations Manager, Nabors Drilling
  • Anthony Spinler, Vice President Managed Pressure Drilling, Weatherford
  • Martyn Parker, COO, Pruitt

14.30 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition

15.00 Operators’ Analysis
Session Chair: Frederic Jacquemin, Director Sales Eastern Hemisphere, Pacific Drilling

The Business Case for ABP MPD Use in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Sharief Moghazy, Wells Engineer, Roger Van Noort, Sara Shayegi, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. (SPE 194538)
A summary of the benefits which the Operator has obtained through MPD use, the challenges of justifying MPD use, sample cost-benefit analyses, and the impact of lessons learned on an ongoing campaign will be presented. 

New MPD Business Model Delivers Significant Improvement in Safety and Efficiency on Deepwater Well: Kjell Bersas, Superintendent Drilling and Well Operations, Banzi Olorunju, Emmanuel Nogueira, Equinor, David Gouldin, Seadrill, Helio Santos, SafeKick
A new MPD business model, where the drilling contractor was responsible for all the MPD services on the rig, including hydraulic modelling and monitoring, was applied for the first time to drill a deepwater well offshore Brazil. A full set of MPD equipment was installed converting the West Saturn to an MPD Complete Rig. A series of simulations were conducted before drilling, as well as a detailed set of operational procedures covering the different sections of the well, each one with its particular challenges. The fully automated MPD system installed enabled the driller to be in full control of the chokes and all valves. The driller also has the display of the hydraulic and modeling software nearby to make sure he is fully aware of everything going on in the well at all times. 

16.00 Closing & Adjournment


Poster Session & Unassigned Papers of Note:
The following paper proposals are presented during the poster sessions and will be included in the conference if a scheduled paper becomes unavailable. In addition, these presentations will be made available in the IADC conference proceedings, should the author so desire.

Acoustic Telemetry Network Provides Real-Time Downhole Data Transmission During Drilling, Cementing and Completion Installation for Use in Depleted Reservoirs and During Managed Pressure Operations: Andy Hawthorn, Director of Solutions, Duncan Groves, XACT Downhole Telemetry, Javier Vives, Shell (SPE 194541)
A new acoustic telemetry and measurement network is being deployed in depleted reservoir and managed pressure drilling operations to provide real-time downhole and a long string measurements of pressures, temperatures and weights. Real-time data case histories will be shown from the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea illustrating how this is being used to drive real-time decisions during drilling, cementing and completion installation operations in tight margin windows, depleted reservoir conditions and under managed pressure drilling operations.

MPD deployment for Deepwater Drilling Operations – HSE & Risk Considerations and Mitigation, Rig Configuration Challenges and MPD Equipment Selection and Standardization: Sohail Mohammed, Managing Principal, Ravi Vanjarapu, American Bureau of Shipping Shipping (SPE 194547)
The objective of this presentation is to discuss safety philosophy underlying MPD operations and address potential risks involved and consequences for drilling assets during MPD deployment on a Deepwater Drilling MODU. HSE and Risk Considerations for Deepwater MPD projects will be outlined. This presentation will also address rig configuration challenges and propose considerations for standardizing MPD Equipment for SBP, PMCD and FMCD operations.

Wireline Logging in Managed Pressure Drilling Well on a DP Rig: Ivan Sales, MPD Engineer, André Alonso, Eduardo Cunha Pinheiro, Lucas Loures Sá, Isac Alexandre Martinello, Leonardo Mesquita, Kelliton Vasconcelos, Jonas Guedes, Petrobras (SPE 194542)
MPD techniques have being applied to drill zones with major fluid losses or narrow drilling window. Nevertheless, subsequent operations are not yet at the same stage of development: Wireline logging, running casing and cementing are still challenging and need further development when it comes to DP rigs. Therefore, after drill a well with hydrostatically underbalanced fluid and surface backpressure, it is necessary to replace the drilling fluid to continue the operations. Although, in nearly all MPD wells it is possible to do this, the major challenges are zones with absent drilling window and severe losses where PMCD technique was required. In these cases, it is not possible to use overbalanced drilling fluid. This paper presents a solution for wireline logging while using MPD techniques on DP rigs with underbalanced drilling fluid. At first, it shows the planning phase and its discussion, then the execution phase with its difficulties.

Experiences with CML on the Troll Field, Norway. A Case History: Rik van der Linden, Lead Drilling Engineer, Beate Valvik, Dag Ove Molde, Ragnar Marcelius Fredriksen, Gjertrud Skaar, Equinor (SPE 194548)
Rig integration and operational experiences using the CML system, the challenges observed operating the system and the benefits gained by drilling with reduced ECD are discussed. An objective evaluation will be presented of the advantages, disadvantages and limitations when using CML. Special considerations when planning drilling with CML with regards ensuring overbalance in a loss prone environment. Potential future new application of CML will be presented.

Enabling MPD on Floaters in Heavy Seas: The Industry’s First Heave Compensated Drill Floor: Dieter Wijning, Product Manager Drilling, Huisman Equipment B.V.
Soon many wells need to be drilled in the North Sea with MPD from floaters. The key challenge is reduction of NPT caused by downhole issues and Waiting on Weather. MPD on floaters is difficult as heave causes downhole pressure fluctuations. This applies to both surface backpressure and CML type MPD systems. By introducing the Heave Compensated Floor (HCF), a movable drill floor which can heave compensate the tubulars when hung-off in the slips, creates a way of handling tubulars which is heave compensated anytime, enabling MPD system on floaters in heavy seas.

Utilization of Managed Pressure Drilling in Deep High Pressure High Temperature Gas Wells: Farrukh Moid, Reservoir Engineer, AbdulRahman Nutaifi, Abdullah Utaibi, Ghadeer Alrumaih, Saudi Aramco (SPE 194539)
An alternative solution is suggested for better well control which calls for introducing MPD, revising casing design and casing setting depths, and changing mud properties. MPD provided a closed-loop circulation system in which pore pressure, formation fracture pressure, and bottom hole pressure are balanced and managed at surface. Drilling fluid density is supplemented by surface backpressure, which can be adjusted much faster in response to downhole conditions compared with changing mud weights conventionally. The revised casing design eliminated exposing a high pressure deep water bearing formation to the normal pressure formation, therefore avoiding two separate pressure zones in one hole.

Automated Pressure Control for UBD Operations; Benchmark Testing and Field Validation: Glenn-Ole Kaasa, Chief Executive Officer, Kelda Drilling Controls, & Stanislav Kulikov, Operations Manager MPD/UBD, GNS Ltd , Jon Åge Stakvik, Christian Berg, Kelda Drilling Controls (SPE 194555)
The work presents the results from several field case studies from the application of automated pressure control to a series of under-balanced drilling (UBD) operations in Russia. An overview of the encountered challenges in MPD/UBD operations is outlined and related to functional requirements for pressure control in MPD operations. The last part of the presentation focuses on the advantages of defining benchmark scenarios to improve and verify pressure control performance in MPD operations. 

Road to Success in MPD – Vaca Muerta Case History: Ezequiel Bulant, Drilling Engineer, Tecpetrol, Oscar Gabaldón, Jorge Bedoya, Blade Energy Partners (SPE 194546)
Experiences obtained during a year and a half work of implementation and developing of MPD technology on a non-conventional field located in Neuquén Province, Argentina are presented. 


Conference Program Committee

Bo Anderson, AFGlobal
Christopher Bernard, Halliburton
Martin Culen, Blade Energy Partners
Wael Essam, BP
Andre Fernandes, Petrobras
Borre Fossli, Enhanced Drilling
Ragnar Marcelius Fredriksen, Equinor
Oscar Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners
Shashank Garg, Total
Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Calvin Holt, Chevron
Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
Frederic Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
George Medley, Signa Engineering
Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil Company
Tracy Mossman, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
Martyn Parker, Pruitt
Sara Shayegi, Shell International
Shantur Tapar, National Oilwell Varco
Guilherme Vanni, Petrobras
Mike Van der Staak, Consultant
Tamela Claborn, SPE


Air Drilling Associates Pte. Ltd


Beyond Energy Services

Continental ContiTech


Enhanced Drilling

Maersk Training

NOV Wellbore Technologies

Pruitt Optimal MPD Services


Stasis Drilling Solutions



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