2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition

Start: 13 April 2015
End: 14 April 2015

Venue:  The Address Dubai Marina Hotel
Location: Dubai, UAE

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SPE and IADC are pleased to announce the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. The conference will convene in Dubai on 13-14 April at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel.

Technologies designed to control annular pressure during drilling, inclusive of Underbalanced Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling are being used in many forms around the world. UBD continues to maximize reservoir performance, while MPD techniques spanning onshore performance drilling and offshore deep and shallow water prospects serve to enhance drilling safety and minimize NPT. Once considered a futuristic technology, DGD is now a reality with numerous wells drilled, and many exciting prospects on the horizon.

New applications of these drilling practices take place every year, and their frequency continues to grow. This conference is a world recognized forum to help the energy industry better understand the technology and the effective, safe utilization of the various applications of UBD, MPD and DGD.

Conference Program

Monday, 13 April 2015

07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by Katch Kan
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

08.30 Welcome & Introduction Constellation Ballroom, Level 4

  • David Pavel, 2015 Chair, IADC Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling Committee; Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Welling & Company

08.40 Keynote Presentation: Kevin A. Wise, Senior Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

Moderator: Dave Elliott, UBD/MPD Principal Technical Expert, Shell

The reasons why pressure control drilling techniques (MPD, DGD, PMCD, UBD) are considered often surround some aspect of minimizing or avoiding well control issues to successfully reach TD. To use the techniques different types of equipment, control/monitoring systems and procedures may be necessary leading to questions on how well control is handled versus conventional drilling. An expert panel assembled from operators, rig contractors and service providers will share their perspectives on well control challenges and solutions and answer your questions such as: are primary and secondary barriers different compared to conventional drilling; what are riser considerations and analysis that must be done for floater implementations; how is influx detected and handled, is it better to have planned inflow to test the pore pressure, when from a well controls prospective is it better to drill with UBD than MPD.

  • John Kozicz, Technology Manager, Transocean
  • Pete Bennett, Director Subsea Support, Pacific Drilling
  • Tom Scoular, High Value Wells Team Manager, BP
  • Helio Santos, President, Safekick
  • Pat Brand, Executive Vice President Operations, Blade Energy

10.30 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by Katch Kan
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Session Chair: Jim Bisset, Chief Operating Officer, Managed Pressure Operations, Part of MH Wirth

As more rigs are being converted to “MPD compliant” or “MPD ready status” this session will look at the challenges facing the rig owners, service providers and drilling contractors on installing the technology and how cost effective it is.

Retrofitting Conventional Drilling Rigs With MPD: A Profitable Challenge Between Available Technologies: Nicola Carini, Drilling Subsea Engineer & Paolo Allara, Drilling Technical Senior Manager, Saipem S.p.A. (IADC/SPE 173823)
The idea of limiting MPD chances to new builds seems not to be wise; the profitability of retrofitting this new philosophy on existing traditional drilling rigs should be properly evaluated. The two major technologies available in the MPD market – and relevant set up – have been analyzed in a “retrofitting point of view”, highlighting benefits and deficiencies of each in a critical trade-off between drilling development and operative constraints.

Offshore Implementation Factors and Risks for Managed Pressure Drilling: Harish Patel, Manager – Drilling and Production, Jay Bruton, American Bureau of Shipping (IADC/SPE 173821)
Based on various project experiences, ABS determined that additional improvements are needed to most effectively operate MPD systems offshore. This paper summarizes major concerns to be addressed and provides necessary mitigation measures. Heightened awareness of drilling conditions during MPD will often eliminate unscheduled events, or lessen their duration, and help minimize drilling risk. The result is reduced time on location, a safer drilling operation and lower total well costs.

12.00 Luncheon, Open Exhibition & Poster Session
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Session Chair: Gavin Humphreys, New Business & Technology Manager, Stena Drilling
As MPD continues its journey offshore on rigs that are MPD compliant and where MPD equipment is permanently installed on the rigs it is useful to hear from a couple of MPD service suppliers, how they monitor and manage the reliability and effectiveness of their equipment when drilling in MPD mode.

Operational Experience from the Use of a Novel RCD System: Tom Askeland, Manager Technology & Operations, Harry Bolle, Siem WIS AS
MPD and UBO drilling methods both rely on RCD’s as an essential pressure barrier element in operation. Sudden failure of the sealing functionality of an RCD can jeopardize the drilling operation, and in worst case lead to a well control incident including nonproductive time. Recent RCD solutions provide continuous monitoring of the status and performance of the sealing element(s). The benefit of real-time information of the availability and functionality of the sealing system is leading to a safer and more robust operation. Seal replacements can now be planned according to condition-based predicted remaining seal life.

Managed Pressure Drilling System Provided Value to Offshore Drilling Operation: James Onifade, Drilling Engineer, Essam Sammat, Weatherford, Benhur Sahin, Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) (IADC/SPE 173824)
Various MPD technologies including Early Kick detection capabilities, Constant Bottom hole drilling, Automatic placement of heavy mud cap were successfully implemented during the drilling operation. The importance of successful integration of MPD system into existing rig facilities cannot be over-emphasized as there needs to be proper co-ordination between equipment and personnel in order for successful operation. The MPD system including the RCD and associated bearing assembly, MPD manifold, tie-in into the MGS system were integrated into the rig’s system and operations were carried out in a safe and effective method. Maintaining Constant Bottom Hole pressure during drilling operations was one of the operational requirements. In order to maintain the BHP during connections and other pump-off events, an auxiliary supply of flow was rigged up to the MPD system. Dynamic Pore and Leak-off pressures were successfully determined based on operational requirement.

Physical Concept Validation Testing Performed for a Pore and Fracture Pressure Margin Prediction System During MPD: Brian Piccolo, Technology Development Manager, Christian Leuchtenberg, Managed Pressure Operations (IADC/SPE 173809)
A pressure determination system (PDS) was tested to progress MPD from a reactive system to one that prevents well control events from initiating. Physical testing performed at the MPO Dubai Training and Test Facility has successfully demonstrated the capability of the PDS to detect a simulated, unsafe change in fracture margin without incurring significant losses in June 2014. The results of the physical testing demonstrated that the PDS system can induce highly repeatable wave profiles as well as detect a transient, small loss via a deformation in the wave profiles.

Offshore Deepwater Managed Pressure Drilling and Riser Gas Handling Equipment Design: Max Yeo, Senior Mechanical Engineer, A. MacGregor, Henry Pinkstone, Managed Pressure Operations (IADC/SPE 173819)
The MPO Riser Safety System (RSS) developed for Repsol Sinopec Brazil (RSB) was successfully delivered on early July 2014. The equipment went through the detailed DNV RP A203 technological assessment and the System Integration Test (SIT) to prove its design concepts, prior to deployment. This presentation focus on the design of the drilling riser integrated subsea equipment of the Riser Safety System (RSS) and detail the key MPO-patented designs; Quick Closing Annular BOP (QCA) and Riser Drilling Device (RDD) sealing technology, Seal Integrity Circuit (SIC) technology, Mud Flow Diverting/Pressure relieving methods and hydraulically assisted Gooseneck latching.

15.30 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by Katch Kan
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Session Chair: Guilherme Siqueira Vanni, Petroleum Engineer, Petrobras
Major advances have been made after years of conceptual design and development of dual gradient drilling techniques. Deployment of these techniques on a commercial scale is becoming a reality. This session will present real results from offshore well construction in the North Sea.

Field Trial of Well Control Solution With a Dual Gradient Drilling System: Roger Stave, Senior Technology Adviser, John Cohen, Enhanced-Drilling, Espen Hauge, Statoil (IADC/SPE 173822)
This presentation reports the field test results on well control solutions for anew dual gradient Drilling system. Included in the results are detection of influx/losses, circulating a gas kick from a well in well control mode, and performance of the system as the gas passes through the pump and choke.

Troll Field Data Illustrates How a Post-BOP Controlled Mud Level System Impacts Drilling Operations and Bottom-hole Pressures
: Kristin Falk, Executive Vice President Technology and Product Development, Erlend Mjaavatten, Enhanced Drilling, Espen Hauge, Dag Ove Molde, Gjertrud Skår, Statoil
The paper uses logged data from the wells drilled on the Troll field to illustrate how the use of Post-BOP Controlled Mud Level system impacts drilling operations and bottom hole pressures. Examples from drilling operations such as connections, filling and emptying the riser, down-linking, and fingerprinting flow-back when drilling with a partially full marine drilling riser, are presented and compared to conventional drilling.

17.00-18.30 Welcoming Reception, Open Exhibition & Poster Session
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by AFGlobal Corporation
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

08.30 Welcome & Introduction
Constellation Ballroom, Level 4

08.40 IADC UBO/MPD Committee Update: David Pavel, 2015 Chair, IADC Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling Committee; Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Welling & Company

Session Chair: John Kozicz, Technology Manager, Transocean
Different MPD techniques have been evaluated and used to meet the well objectives in pre-salt carbonate reservoirs. In this session we will get a better understanding of the challenge, solutions and results will be presented.

MPD/MCD Offshore Application on a Dynamic Positioning Rig: André Alonso Fernandes, Petroleum Engineer Advisor, Flávio Costa Coccoli, Emmanuel Franco Nogueira, Guilherme Sirqueira Vanni, Rafael Schettini Frazão Filho, Danilo Signorini Gozzi, Felipe de Souza Terra, Petrobras (IADC/SPE 173825)
After several cases of severe circulation losses in the Pre-salt wells of Santos Basin using conventional drilling techniques it was decided to applicate the MPD and MCD on the well RJS-708. The work performed during 2013 included: Rig modification, training of the teams involved, preparation of procedures for the drilling rig (First Dynamic Positioning rig to use the system at Petrobras) and discussions of new procedures with the contractor. From the list of new procedures included the Dynamical Pore Pressure test, which proved to be a useful tool.

Intelligent Completion Application in a Well Drilled Using MPD Techniques in Santos Basin Pre-Salt Area: Eduardo Schnitzler, Technical Advisor, Reinaldo Akio Tomita, João Felipe Almeida Destri, Marcello Marques, Luciano Ferreira Gonçalves, Paulo Henrique Pereira da Silva, Petrobras
MPD techniques have been applied in pre-salt areas when drilling to final depth would not be possible using only conventional technologies. In one specific well PMCD technique was required to drill through the reservoir. At the same time, a selective completion system installation was also planned, including inflow control valves with remote actuation. Completion design includes running lower completion and perforating in MPD mode, as well as major adjustments in the upper completion. These solutions made it possible to drill and complete a well that was previously taken as not feasible, and still deliver reservoir management capabilities.

Designing a Deepwater Floating Mudcap Well: André Alonso Fernandes, Petroleum Engineer Advisor, Emmanuel Franco Nogueira, Guilherme Sirqueira Vanni, Felipe de Souza Terra, João Paulo Sanseverino Abdu, Petrobras
The development project in the carbonate reservoir of the Marlim Leste field did not provided water injection to maintain reservoir pressure. This feature resulted in high depletions of the reservoir, and the impossibility to finish the last 3 wells of the field. This scenario led to the approach and development of a MPD and FMCD solution. Petrobras has continued developed the package of solutions for the application of these techniques on a deep water offshore scenario. The solutions and problems faced during the development involved several different areas as safety equipment, reservoir damage, drilling equipment, among others.

10.30 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by AFGlobal Corporation
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

11.00 HPHT
Session Chair: Kristin Falk, Executive Vice President Technology and Product Development, Enhanced Drilling
High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) currently projects a diverse set of technical obstacles, which may be difficult to mitigate using conventional approaches. The “Managed Pressure” paradigm can provide an effective set of tools and techniques to address such challenges. This session will focus on a number of case studies which demonstrate the central role Managed Pressure Drilling & Cementing has played in successfully delivering formidable HPHT projects.

MPD and MPC Successfully Applied to Deliver a Defying Exploratory Ultra-HPHT Well in Offshore Malaysia: Fernando Gallo, ASA DPM Engineering Manager, Irwan Rubianto, Freddy Rojas, Bramanta Subroto, Andi Prasetia, Jose Tang Torres, Schlumberger, Willy Bordessoulles, Drilling Superintendent (IADC/SPE 173812)
SDX was an exploration well drilled on a jack-up rig, which was located offshore on the west side of the Malay basin. The well was classified as an ultra high pressure high temperature (HPHT) due to 455°F (235°C) maximum formation temperature and 11,200 psi maximum formation pressure. SDX was a very important well for a major operator in the attempt to explore and evaluate the potential hydrocarbon prospects in the field. The well was successfully drilled to TD after overcoming defying wellbore challenges due to narrow window, pore pressure ramp uncertainty and HPHT condition. MPD was fully utilized to drill four most critical sections. MPC was performed splendidly for 11-3/4” and 9-7/8” liners without influx or loss.

Use of Managed Pressure Drilling Technology Helped in Achieving Well Objectives: A Case Study of an Offshore HTHP Well in India: Deepak Sharma, Senior Drilling Engineer, Clifford Lang, Mandar Pathak, Biswajit Chakraborty, Chakshu Agarwal, Monali Lobo, Cairn India (IADC/SPE 173817)
Managed Pressure Drilling technology was deployed by Cairn India in their HPHT well on the basis of a feasibility study for use of constant BHP technique with a fully automated MPD system. The use of MPD mitigated well bore ballooning & differential sticking observed in offset wells. Further it helped in drilling through narrow pore pressure & fracture pressure window and increasing their pre-target section length, which ultimately resulted in reaching well objectives efficiently. During the execution, operational & equipment related challenges were met & dealt with successfully, and lessons learnt were taken for future operations.

12.00 Luncheon, Open Exhibition & Poster Session

Session Chair: Martin Culen, Director, Blade Energy
Both Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling technologies are key tools to exploit not only conventional, but unconventional onshore plays. Details of how MPD and UBD have recently been applied, both separately as well as jointly, on onshore plays will be discussed.

Benefits and Risks of Utilizing UBD+MPD Systems in Unconventional Shale Plays: Deepak M. Gala, SME- Well Control Engg & Relief Well Planning, Keith Smelker, Rich Billa, Shell Exploration and Production
The case history will discuss the benefits, risks and results of UBD and MPD systems during the exploration phase of unconventional shale plays. These systems enable the use of the lower mud weight than conventional drilling to drill challenging wells while respecting uncertainty of the exploration phase. Lowering and optimizing the mud weight, and manipulating the annular pressure during drilling, the risk of mud losses and/or quick sudden transitions into over-pressured zones is reduced. Other benefits include: lower circulating temperatures, lower ECDs, improved hole cleaning, extended bit life, faster influx/loss reaction, flexibility for fractured shale reservoirs, and potentially mud savings.

Cementing Operation in Underbalanced Casing Drilling: A Successful Case History in an Unconventional Shale Reservoir in Argentina: Jonatan Medina, Unconventional Operations, Cristian Romero Mc Intosh, Raul Krasuk, YPF (IADC/SPE 173806)
In the Unconventional Loma Campana Oil Field, site in Neuquen, Argentina, the primary target is the Vaca Muerta shale, and the secondary target is the Quintuco carbonate. Both formations are naturally fractured and present high formation pressures and a narrow operating window, generating operational issues with influx or fluid losses, this is the reason for the use of the UBD equipment during the drilling process. While drilling with conventional BHA, when the TD is reached, it is necessary to kill the well to pull out of hole and run in the casing, exerting high ECD during the cement job. In other cases, when the formation pressure is too high to be controlled, it is necessary to produce the well in order to decrease the pressure, but the time and costs of the operations are affected. By the use of the casing drilling technology and with the knowledge of the operating window it is possible to perform managed pressure cementing or MPC, exerting back pressure needed to adjust the ECD within the operating window detected in the region of interest in each stage of the operation. With this technique there is no need to kill the well. The main goal is to reach the desired height of cement minimizing fluid losses and controlling influxes. This presentation  will help to improve the analysis of fluid cementing design and the pump sequence in order to adjust the calculation of the required back pressure in each stage of cementing job.

The Successful Application of MPD Technology in Drilling Horizontal Wells in a High Pressure Formation Heterogeneity to Mitigate Drilling Hazards: Abdulaziz Mutawa, Saudi Aramco, Ayoub Hadj-Moussa, Secure Drilling Operations, Nelson Zambrano, Riyadh Bargawi, Cherif Mazouz, Ramon Zambrano, Paco Vieira, Weatherford (IADC/SPE 173818)
The presentation will highlight the major achievements in applying MPD as a Drilling Hazards Mitigation tool in the drilling campaign summarizing the results of up to 10 wells. Eliminate the potential NPT related to stuck pipe incidents, losses, and well control events in ALL MPD Wells and managing the ECD in well sections with multiple formations and pore pressure. Achieved Long Horizontal lateral drilled in MPD mode. MPD enables drilling across multiple pressure zones and running liner to bottom using Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Technique. Eliminating the need to run other drilling solutions and improving the well design. Will also indicate the major lessons learned.

15.00 Networking Break, Open Exhibition & Poster Session - Sponsored by AFGlobal Corporation
Constellation Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

Session Chair: Tom Scoular, High Value Wells Team Manager, BP
Dual Gradient Drilling is entering an exciting era in deep-water Gulf of Mexico. This session will cover the ongoing deployments of dual gradient equipment in this Region, looking at the equipment used, operational practices and experience gained.

Development and First Use of a Controlled Mud Level System in US Deepwater GoM: Per Cato Berg, Leading Advisor MPD/UBD, John-Morten Godhavn, Sturle Gaassand, Statoil, Kent Hjordt Hansen, Maersk Drilling, Russell Morris, Enhanced Drilling, Darcy Nott, Managed Pressure Operations (IADC/SPE 173814)
This paper presents the development, qualification, testing and first use of a new managed pressure drilling system developed to solve major challenges when drilling in deep waters. The system combines Enhanced Drilling’s EC-Drill, a Controlled Mud Level technology where a subsea pump module is installed mid riser, with MPO’s delta seal riser module having a fast closing annular installed just above the pump outlet. The paper describes the development, building, testing and qualification process as well as the results and experiences from 1st use.

The Moonpool Dance: Case Study of DGD Subsea Kit Deployment in US GoM:
Frederic Jacquemin, Director Dual Gradient Drilling Program, Pacific Drilling
Do not expect a live performance by Van Morrison. The Moonpool Dance is a case study of the preparation and deep-water deployment of the Max Lift Pump, Solids Processing Unit, Subsea Rotating Device and the riser on the Pacific Santa Ana in the US Gulf of Mexico. Context, case study, lessons learned and project update will be given.

16.30 Adjournment


Poster Sessions
The poster session will be held in the Constellation Ballroom Foyer. Posters will be on display throughout all breaks during the event. Conference delegates are encouraged to visit the poster displays, meet the authors and take the opportunity to discuss some of the latest drilling developments in the oil and gas industry.

Early Detection and Localization of Downhole Incidents in Managed Pressure Drilling:
Ulf Jakob Flø, PhD Student, Anders Willersrud,  Mogens Blanke, Lars Imsland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alexey Pavlov, Statoil Research Center (IADC/SPE 173816)
A method for early detection and localization of downhole incidents such as influx of formation fluids, lost circulation, pack-off, and hole cleaning issues, based on a fit for purpose model of the downhole hydraulics and statistical change detection will be presented. Utilizing distributed wired pipe measurements, the method identifies different types of incidents, as well as their position, through detection of changes in flow and frictional pressure losses during circulation. The method has successfully been tested on experimental data from a medium-scale horizontal flow loop in Stavanger, Norway, and can be implemented as a diagnosis tool in a drilling system.

MPD Operation Solved Drilling Challenges in Sour HPHT Asphalt Formation in Y Field: Huawei Zhang, Drilling Engineer, Zaifu Huang, Xiaowang Pang, Sinopec international Petroleum E&P Corporation (IADC/SPE 173807)
Three wells were temporarily abandoned due to asphalt invasion problem. Feasibility studies to adopt MPD in active asphalt formation prior to the real operation; “fit-for purpose” MPD operation design & operations while drilling through the first well in Y field; MPD equipment and parameters modifications after acquired experience from the first well; associated necessary knowledge and technologies to successfully drilled through abovementioned asphalt formation, Running Casing, Cement the same were also mentioned. In order to completely introduce this different utilization in Y Filed, another case of drilling through formation Kazhdumi with MPD under mud cap when hole is in total loss, is also introduced. MPD Operation &technology were finally solved asphalt invasion problem and successfully delivered the three wells to client in time.


Conference Program Committee

Emad Bakri, Total
Juan Carlos Beltran, MI-Swaco
Christopher Bernard, Halliburton
Giovanni Botto, Eni E&P
Martin Culen, Blade Energy Partners
Kristin Falk, Enhanced Drilling
Ken Gray, University of Texas at Austin
Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
Frederic Jacquemin, Pacific Drilling
John Kozicz, Transocean
Shawn McBride, Pruitt Tool & Supply Co.
Dag Ove Molde, Statoil ASA
Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil
Tracy Mossman, Nexen CNOOC
Emmanuel Franco Nogueira, Petrobras
Charlie Orbell, MPO
Egidio Palliotto, Saipem
David Pavel, Welling & Company
Tom Scoular, BP
Sara Shayegi, Shell International
Roger Stave, Enhanced Drilling
Dale Straub, Chevron
Shantur Tapar, National Oilwell Varco
Mike Vander Staak, Hess Corporation
Tamela Claborn, SPE


Cansco Well Control
ContiTech Oil & Marine
Derrick Equipment Company
Drilling Systems Middle East FZ LLC
Drillmec SpA
EFC Group
Elite Energy Products Ltd
Enhanced Drilling

Frank’s International
Harris Pye Engineering
Katch Kan
Pegasus Vertex, Inc.
Pruitt Rotating Control Devices
Siem WIS


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The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

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