SPE and IADC are pleased to announce the 2022 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. 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.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2022
07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
07.45 Speaker Briefing (Speakers, session chairs & moderators only)
08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing: Martyn Parker, Chair, IADC UBO/MPD Committee; Vice President – MPD Services, Pruitt
08.35 Keynote Presentation: Jumasri B. Terimo, Head of Wells Technology and Technical Assurance, PETRONAS
9.00 UBO/MPD Committee Update: Martyn Parker, Chair, IADC UBO/MPD Committee; Vice President – MPD Services, Pruitt
Session Chair: Guilherme Vanni, Senior Advisor Drilling, Petrobras
Development of an Integrated MPD Training & Competence Program for Drilling Contractor Crew: Nick Ward, MPD Manager, Stena Drilling Ltd
This presentation will outline the development of an offshore drilling contractor’s MPD training and competence program for crews in its fleet of Deepwater MPD Drillships. The presentation will look at how the drilling contractor’s program evolved from generic MPD training material provided by the system OEM into a bespoke in-house training program based on each rigs installed equipment, procedures and company policies. The use of simulator and rig-site training to successfully reinforce theoretical classroom learning will be discussed alongside how the use of remote and computer-based training (CBT) has ensured that new crew members, clients and third parties can gain rig specific MPD knowledge before joining the rig. Finally, the implementation of a competence assurance program for MPD that allows the drilling contractor to measure and manage MPD competence on its rigs will be discussed.
10.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
10.30 Well Design
Session Chair: Chris Scarborough, Well Control and MPD Specialist, BP
Kick Tolerance – A Risk-Based Strategy to Enhance Well Control in Narrow Margin Wells: Robert Graham, Drilling Advisor, Michael Cadd, Angie Theresia, Jason Polkinghorne, Shell (SPE 210547)
Determination of appropriate kick tolerance to safely drill a narrow margin well can be challenging. A conventional approach using conservative assumptions can lead to premature deployment of contingency strings or render some scenarios un-drillable. This presentation will examine a strategy for challenging these assumptions and presents a robust methodology for safely managing ultra-low kick tolerance and subsurface uncertainties by taking advantage of MPD influx management techniques and multi-phase modelling.
Limbayong Deepwater Development Well Planning – A Collaboration with Geomechanics with MPD/MPC Approach: Azizul Atemin, Drilling Engineer, PETRONAS (SPE 210549)
An integrated approach between various disciplines such as wells and subsurface, with early planning stages is necessary to effectively address the drilling challenges. The limbayong geomechanic model based on offset well is illustrated. The model has gone through an evolution with the recent model being updated to better fit observation in sand locally and regionally in recent wells drilled. The new reconstruction model significantly reduces the drilling window gap, thus MPD is required to meet the well objective and minimize drilling risk. The pack will include engineering usage of drillbench applications as means to validate mud weight requirement. Generally, it provides a good performance benchmark for the subsequent campaign that will be drilled next after. Any lesson learned and recommendation from Limbayong shall make a great impact.
Calibrating ECD, Surge, and Swab Models using Downhole Pressure Measurements to Avoid Wellbore Instability and Allow Safe Tripping: Maria Retuta, Engineering Team Lead, Ryan Ciolkosz, Philip Gunn, José Palacios, Beyond Energy Services and Technology Corp (SPE 210552)
In MPD optimized wellbores with narrow drilling windows, accurate modeling is required to ensure proper surface pressure is applied while tripping and displacing to overbalanced kill mud. However, modeling inputs have varying impact on results and current viscosity models overestimate AFL at low pump rates. Reviewing PWD data and model outputs, key model sensitivities were identified, and an alternative viscosity model is found for kill mud displacements at low rates in slim hole wells.
12.00 Luncheon, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
13.30 Case Histories & Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Oscar Gabaldon, Drilling Technologies Development Manager, Blade Energy Partners
Analysis Through a Monte Carlo Simulation of the MPD Usage on Deepwater Wells over the Last Decade: Andre Alonso Fernandes, MPD Technical Authority Group Coordinator, Petrobras
Considering the wider use of MPD on deep-water wells, the technology is still limited to be used as an insurance for uncertain wells or as back-up for the undrillable. For years there have been discussions on what would be needed to the industry to adopt MPD on a larger scale. This paper proposes to do an overview of the MPD usage through the years and identify the current gaps between conventional and MPD techniques. A Monte Carlo simulation is used to predict what would be the turning point for the technology.
A Review of Conventionally Undrillable Wells with Ultra-Narrow Pressure Windows Successfully Drilled Utilizing MPD over the Last Five Years in the USA: Sagar Nauduri, Well Engineering Manager, Martyn Parker, Ahmed Shimi, Gildas Guefack, Pruitt Tool & Supply Co. (SPE 210551)
A few case studies will be presented, discussing several drilling issues faced by the operators in different parts of the US and the MPD approach and solutions utilized by the MPD team to address those challenges. The authors will highlight the MPD planning and the adaptability of MPD execution when the actual pressure windows were extremely different from the anticipated ones. The importance of having a proficient and competent MPD team with the right attitude will be demonstrated.
Real-Time Downhole Pressure Environment Determination During Managed Pressure Drilling, Tripping and Cementing Operations to Improve Well Construction Safety Standards in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Nathan Tuckwell, Shell, Maurizio Arnone, Weatherford (SPE 210541)
After 24 deep-water wells and almost 300,000 ft of hole drilled with MPD in GOM for Shell during the last four years using Weatherford’s MPD technology, our experiences ascertaining operating windows in real-time are described in this paper. Including the first-ever DPPT, inducing a planned influx and circulating it through the riser and MPD system, along with several DFIT/DLOT performed at the shoe and TD to safely deliver the well, balancing strategy, and casing running/cementing efficiently. The results of these dynamic tests enabled the operator to make decisions in real-time with the main goal of keeping safety during the campaign as the priority.
15.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
15.30 Technology Advances in Managed Pressure Operations
Session Chair: Martin Culen, Chief Commercial Officer, Kelda Dynamics
MPD Automation Technology Enables Rapid, Safe, High-Quality Well Completion in High-Pressure Formation: Andras Kocsis, Operations Engineer, Managed Pressure Drilling, Sergio Cedano, Nabors Industries
Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore, has proven its value in reducing drilling time and improving safety. Recent field results from the high-pressure Vaca Muerta formation in Argentina, demonstrate that automated MPD enables greater efficiencies, while eliminating geomechanics problems and wellbore stability issues. The end result is reliable and consistent execution of drilling operations in challenging formations.
Real Time Monitoring of Managed Pressure Drilling Equipment and Control Systems Results in Improved Deepwater Drilling Performance: Steve Nas, Wells Manager Asia Pacific, Henry Pinkstone, MR Wellspec Jeff Graybeal, Drew Ryser, Diamond Drilling, Jimmy Mills, MR Deepwater Subsea (SPE 210555)
How remote continuous real time condition monitoring of MPD equipment systems has been implemented and used to predict and mitigate equipment failure events on two MPD equipped 6th generation drill ships in the Gulf of Mexico will be shown.
16.30 Welcoming Reception, Poster & Exhibit Viewing
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
08.30 Welcome and Introduction: Martyn Parker, Chair, IADC UBO/MPD Committee; Vice President – MPD Services, Pruitt
08.35 Keynote Presentation
- Jacob Taylor, Vice President – Head of Commercial International Division, Maersk Drilling
9.00 Completion & Workover with MPD Techniques
Session Chair: Mike VanderStaak, Product Manager, Halliburton
Perforating Using MPD Techniques: Design and Execution: Roger Savoldi Roman, Technical advisor Completions, Davi Valle Ferreira, Fabiano Hamilton de Castro, Isadora Luisa de Paiva Goncalves do Carmo, Eduardo Schnitzler, André Alonso Fernandes, Pedro Menezes de Santana, Petrobras (SPE 210542)
A well in the Brazilian presalt designed with cased hole intelligent completion in two zones faced total loss in the reservoir section. To overcome the issue, top portion of the reservoir was cased, and a new section was added to reach TD, in PMCD. To optimize the design, design team developed TCP using PMCD mode for the first time. Well control strategies, contingencies, thermal effects, and dynamic shocks were taken into account to select the best solution, which didn’t count with NRVs nor bypass in the working string. Well completion time is the top 1 intelligent completion to date.
10.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
10.30 Case Histories & Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Hazlan Abdul Hakim, Principal Well Engineering, PETRONAS
Floating Casings in 10,000ft Laterals with MPD in Haynesville: Earl Dietrich, MPD Engineer, Harshad Patil, Svein Hovland, Said Boutalbi, Shannon McLeod, Frontier International, Greg Matherne, Precision Drilling (SPE 210554)
A demonstration of the benefits of MPD techniques to float long string casing in laterals in Haynesville by actual field data will be shown. It highlights the challenges clients see while trying to float casings in Haynesville and describes the details of the MPD strategy used to mitigate the issues for floating the casing in the 10,000ft laterals in Haynesville.
A New Approach of Designing Underbalanced Cementing Plug Using Managed Pressure Cementing and Pump-Pull Method with Narrow Pore-Frac Pressure Window in HPHT Exploration Well – A Case History from Kalimantan, Indonesia: Setiohadi Setiohadi, Drilling Engineer, Praja Hadistira, Muhamamd Alfianoor Yudhatama, Novrendi Saragih , Andre Wiharja, Crisa Agriawan, Pertamina, Hulu Mahakam, Reny Kusumawatie, Bagus Setyo Darmanto, Cinto Azwar, Ahmed Osman, Wiwin Winarti, Andre Simanjuntak, Victoria Rasmi Wedhaswari, Schlumberger (SPE 210539)
This presentation shares design considerations and methodology of two underbalanced cement plugging by managed pressure method together with pump and pull method overcoming high gas event with losses occurrence. In addition, it shares lessons learned to enhance second plug success ratio based on post-job analysis. The valuable success story and lessons learned in the complete process of design execution, and evaluation captured in this paper can be adopted by other operators who are facing similar challenges when dealing with narrow mud weight window operation.
Gulf of Thailand 4-String Well Design Transformation Using MPD System – Cost Saving, Operational Challenges, and Learnings: Harpreet Kaur Dalgit Singh, MPD Project Engineer, Essam Sammat, Thakornpol Kleawyothatis, Weatherford, Kittikun Niracharopas, Kazem Kiani Nassab, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited Drilling Engineer (SPE 210546)
The wells planning details, MPD planning, and application, and cost savings associated with the campaign are outlined.
12.00 Luncheon, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
13.30 Panel Discussion: Well Control Considerations
MPD technology provides a dynamic and faster way to control the well pressure. The increasing difficulty found on new well interventions demand a revision on some well control concepts. The panel will discuss the impact on well control considerations on wells that apply the MPD technology.
|Moderator: André Alonso Fernandes, MPD technical Authority Group Coordinator, Petrobras||Panelist: Oscar Gabaldon, Drilling Technologies Development Manager, Blade Energy Partners (SPE 210538)||Panelist: Michael Cadd, HPHT Well Operations Team Lead, Shell (SPE 210543)||Panelist: Philip Gunn, MPD Engineer, Beyond Energy Services and Technology (SPE 210548)||Panelist: Chris Scarborough, Well Control and MPD SME, BP|
15.00 Networking Break, Poster Session & Open Exhibition
15.30 MPD Equipment & Control Systems
Session Chair: Joe Karigan, Testing and Subsea – Managed Pressure Drilling, Halliburton
Advancing MPD Remote Operations through Automation: Andrew McLennan, MPD Product Champion, & Todd Pomeroy, Technical Advisor – MPD, Mahesh Sarode, Halliburton, Rahul Verma, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation India
Operators worldwide continue to look for ways to reduce the risks associated with drilling and maximize returns. This, combined with the effects of the global pandemic, has thrust remote operations to the forefront of the industry. This paper presents how remote operations were implemented to help achieve these goals on a remote project in India. It also highlights the steps required to achieve the level of automation needed for advancing remote operations.
First Implementation of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) System in Swamp Barge Rig to Drill Narrow Pressure Window HPHT Exploration Well Safely – Return of Experience from Kalimantan, Indonesia: Setiohadi Setiohadi, Drilling Engineer, Praja Hadistira, Muhamamd Alfianoor Yudhatama, Novrendi Saragih , Andre Wiharja, Crisa Agriawan, Pertamina, Hulu Mahakam, Sudariaji, Aji Martadinata, Agus Sidianto, Apexindo, Pratama Duta, Ari Triyono, Prasthio Andry, Irawan Fikri, Weatherford Indonesia (SPE 210553)
The first application of MPD was made on swamp barge rig in Kalimantan to drill HPHT exploration well safely. The equipment configuration was set with some modifications accommodating operation requirement, contingency, tight stack up below rotary table and hoisting devices limitation. In other hand, EKD and SBP application were implemented to perform near balance drilling, limited kick margin drilling, formation pressure investigation, dual gradient tripping, and managed pressure cementing overcoming the narrow pressure window environment in this well. These valuable return experience in the MPD configuration and implementation could be adopted by other operators who are facing similar challenges.
Pressurized Mud Cap Drilling Used to Drill and Complete Carbonate Gas Reservoir with Poor Injectivity and Severe Dynamic Losses Offshore Malaysia: Timothy McCluskey, Well Planner, Ho Ching Shearn, Tan Chai Yong, Eric Timbancaya, Weatherford, Mohammad Annas Omar, Khairil Azam Mohd Khaidzir, Mubadala Petroleum (SPE 210550)
An overview of the project and the context in which PMCD was selected to mitigate risks associated with losses when drilling through carbonate formations is given. The PMCD equipment used for this project and tie-in to the rig equipment will be briefly described. Pressure trends and loss rates during drilling, injectivity tests and completion running will be presented to show how LAM would not have been suitable, but PMCD could continue with an overbalanced mud in the annulus and SW down the string, thereby avoiding drilling mud being used as the sacrificial fluid to continue the drilling operation.
17.00 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.
Automated MPD System for Drilling Optimization and Formation Characterization in an Exploratory: Jenny Ospina, MPD Technical Advisor, Sebastian Muñoz, Oscar Hugo Fernandez, Halliburton, Juan Alberto Pinzon, Oscar Daniel Castillo, Arturo Larsen, María Paula Tellez, Frontera Energy (SPE 210540)
In an exploratory well in Colombia, automatized MPD was used for mitigation of expected challenges and risks such as influx of gas and water, instability of the wellbore, ballooning and high temperature gradient. Usage of MPD as a part of varied drilling improvements lead into low NPT (3%) as well as a cost saving of 20%.
Cost-efficient MPD Optimizing Long Reach Well Construction and Enhancing Safety Barriers on Strategic Haynesville HPHT Unconventional Shale: Maurizio Arnone, MPD Eng Manager, Rodolfo Flores, Nadine Amini, Weatherford (SPE 210545)
Drilling extended-reach lateral production sections is a common strategy for many operators in various unconventional plays, including the strategically located Haynesville shale. These lateral sections present drilling challenges and nonproductive time (NPT) caused mainly by HPHT effects on drilling fluid during the dynamic and static conditions of the well. Optimization of drilling cost while improving safety is a key driver for addressing these challenges in current unconventional plays.
First Successful Managed Pressure Cementing Operation for 7” 23ppf Casing Installation in a Narrow Pressure Margin Development Wells, Offshore Miri, Sarawak in Asia Pacific Region: Rizawati Awang, MPD Well Planner, Chan Hock Wai, Essam Sammat, Weatherford, Sia Kee Ung, Ahmad Hakam, PTTEP (SPE 210544)
In this drilling campaign for development wells, during 8.5” hole drilling operations, several sets of Dynamic Leak Off Tests (DLOT) were performed to determine the upper limit of depleted formations to confirm the requirement of Managed Pressure Cementing (MPC) for 7” 23ppf casing installation. Pressure trends from the DLOT results were analyzed and MPC was utilized and helped mitigate losses during cementing using the lower weighted fluids and holding SBP during pumps off events to keep the ECD and ESD at an acceptable level within the window.
Successful Implementation of PMCD in Drilling the Longest Horizontal Section in Granite Basement: Tuan Nguyen, MPD Field Engineer, Ta Quoc Bao, Harpreet Kaur Dalgit Singh, Vu Hong Duc, Nguyen Le Quang Tuan, Essam Sammat, Weatherford, Thai Tung Lam, Lead Drilling Engineer, Thang Long Joint Operating Company
An outline of the objectives of drilling the fractured granite with PMCD is given. The execution will provide general drilling operation in PMCD mode with chart elaborations. The difficulties faced while drilling before and after PMCD operation will be analyzed. Although the well bore gained strength to allow going back to conventional drilling, the switch was not efficient and potentially caused more challenges with high torque, drag and gas migration. Furthermore, the data of average ROP will be presented with positive outcome when drilling PMCD versus conventional drilling, which is reference for theselection method to overcome dynamic massive loss in granite basement.
Conference Program Committee
- Andre Fernandes, Petrobras
- Børre Fossli, Gradient Drilling Solutions
- Calvin Holt, DrillDocs Company
- Chris Scarborough, BP
- Dave Smith, Enhanced Drilling
- Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
- Guilherme Vanni, Petrobras
- Joe Karigan, Halliburton
- Jon Thain, Transocean
- Konstantin Puskarskij, Maersk Drilling
- Martin Culen, Kelda Drilling Controls
- Martyn Parker, Pruitt
- Mike Vander Staak, Halliburton
- Oscar Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners
- Rogier van Noort, Shell
- Shaun Toralde, Weatherford
- Tamela Claborn, SPE
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