Sponsors & Exhibitors
Higher pressures and temperatures pose significant challenges – and opportunities. Reservoirs with pressures and temperatures deemed higher than what was considered typical in the past are now frequent targets for exploration and development.
However, temperature and pressure affect the physical strength, electronic function, sealing technology and chemical reaction of a technology or process. This imposes very real limitations on much of the technology currently available to help develop these reservoirs. Halliburton realizes the importance of investing in high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) research, development (R&D) and new technology as a result of the industry undertaking the daunting challenge of commercializing deeply buried reservoirs. With more than 1,500 dedicated HP/HT experts around the world and the largest selection of HP/HT capabilities in the industry, Halliburton continues to create innovative HP/HT technologies and processes that increase efficiency, recovery, safety and reliability.
Tel: 01224 776 888
Plexus Holdings plc.
Plexus Holdings plc. is an AIM listed engineering and service business in the oil and gas industry based in Aberdeen. Plexus has developed and patented a unique method of engineering for oil and gas field wellheads and connectors, called POS-GRIP® Technology which involves deforming one tubular member against another to effect gripping and sealing. POS-GRIP Wellheads are the leading technology for HPHT exploration drilling and production due to their through-BOP and true metal to metal "HG" Seal capability. The Plexus Technologies division is developing the next generation “HGSS” Subsea Wellhead and a unique HPHT Tieback System.
Plexus Ocean Systems Ltd, Plexus House, Burnside Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0HW, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1224 774222
Weatherford International Ltd (WFT: NYSE)
Weatherford International Ltd (WFT:NYSE) is one of the largest diversified upstream oilfield service companies in the world. Our global network includes more than 55,000 people, 730 service bases, 87 manufacturing facilities, and 16 technology and training centers in more than 100 countries. Our products and services span the lifecycle of a well, including drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention. The Company’s range of production-enabling technologies include evaluation services, directional drilling services, secure drilling servicesSM, cased hole completion systems, expandable technologies, intelligent completion technologies, production optimization systems and all major forms of artificial lift.
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 380180
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 241601
Baker Hughes has been a technology leader in the oil and gas industry for over 100 years and continues to partner with operators to find solutions for complex technical challenges. A leading global oilfield service company with operations in over 90 countries, Baker Hughes provides advanced products and services to help customers drill, evaluate, complete and produce oil and gas wells.
Baker Hughes’ reservoir technology experts offer independent consulting services, geomechanics modeling, petroleum engineering and reservoir simulation services to achieve superior results that lower costs, reduce risk, improve productivity and increase ultimate recovery.
Cabot Specialty Fluids (CSF)
Cabot Specialty Fluids (CSF) supplies and services cesium formate brine, the clear high-density
fluid used to provide a secure well control environment in HPHT drilling, completion and intervention
operations. Since 1999 cesium formate brine from CSF has been used to improve the economics
and safety of more than 200 challenging HPHT well operations around the world, coping with well
temperatures of up to 450 deg F. CSF maintains large stocks of 19.2 ppg cesium formate brine
at service centers located in USA, UK, Norway, Latin America and Singapore. CSF's main clients
include StatoilHydro, Shell, BP, Total, ENI and ExxonMobil.
Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 78 offshore drilling units (including seven ultra-deepwater rigs and six jackup drilling rigs currently under construction), located worldwide, including in the Middle East, India, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa and Asian Pacific. Noble's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE". Additional information on Noble Corporation is available on the Company's Web site at www.noblecorp.com.
Aberdeen Drilling Schools
Aberdeen Drilling Schools is the world’s leading provider of HPHT training, having conducted class-based and rigsite HPHT courses, coaching and consultancies for clients in Angola (Sonangol); Austria (OMV); Azerbaijan (BP); Brazil (BG); Canada (SunCor); Egypt (GDF, Shell, BP, BG, ENI); Greenland (Ocean Rig); India (Transocean, Reliance, GSPC); Libya (Shell); Holland (Maersk, Noble, Wintershall, GDF); Malaysia (Nippon, Newfield); Nigeria (Shell, ExxonMobil); Norway (Odfjell, Petro-Canada, Wintershall, Det Norske, Statoil, ENI, Shell, Talisman); Qatar (Gulf Drilling); Trinidad (Petro-Canada); UK (BP, Shell, Talisman, ConocoPhillips, GDF, Apache, Rowan); and Vietnam (Bien Dong, Cu Long). ADS has also authored and revised the HPHT policies and procedures of several major Operator clients.
+44 1224 572709
SPT Group is the world leader in dynamic modelling for the oil and gas industry. Employing highly skilled professionals worldwide, SPT Group deliver advanced software and consulting services to help customers solve multiphase flow and reservoir engineering challenges.
SPT Group has the leading dynamic and steady state flow simulators covering drilling, wells, pipelines, and complex gas fields. Combining the WELLFLO, OLGA® and Drillbench® technology, SPT Group is providing a range of user friendly and dynamic models tailored for the drilling industry. A unique combination of simulation power and efficient user interfaces yields a working environment ideally suited for the drilling life cycle.
Tel: +47 63 89 04 00 (HQ, Norway, Oslo)
Vallourec & Mannesmann Oil & Gas UK (VMOG UK)
Website: www.vamservices.com /www.vmog.co.uk
Roundtable Sponsor: Vallourec & Mannesmann Oil & Gas UK (VMOG UK) manufactures casing and
tubing to the highest industry standards, for the world’s most progressive oil companies. Over the
last year, VMOG UK has been facilitating the upsurge in HP-HT activity in the North Sea through
a project-based approach to the most extreme exploration projects ever seen, with extensive
qualification testing and dedicated manufacturing quality plans. The expertise gained through
supplying casing and tubing for Total’s Elgin-Franklin and Glenelg projects, and Shell’s Shearwater,
Onyx and Aragorn projects (to name but a few) ensured that V&M has the extensive experience so
vital to delivering success in HP-HT wells. In 2007, VMOG UK has supplied all of the casing and
tubing for the highest pressure well ever drilled in the UKCS North Sea, from the 13 5/8” production
casing through to the 3 1/2” sour service work-string for the well test.
Castrol Offshore is one of the world’s leading lubricant and functional fluid suppliers to the offshore industry, providing a comprehensive range of products and services for the mobile drilling, surface production and subsea production sectors. In addition to general lubrication the company focuses on technology-led lubrication solutions designed to improve system reliability and to reduce the environmental impact of offshore operations. The company has over 30 years of experience in the offshore industry, and has a sales, technical service and distribution network that covers all of the Offshore Oil & Gas centres around the worlds.
Castrol Offshore continually introduces new products designed to cope with the changing and increasingly harsh environments in which the industry operates, and its headquarters are located at the Castrol International Technology Centre in Pangbourne, UK, the hub of Castrol’s global network of technology centres. This facility is staffed by over 200 engineers, chemists and tribologists, and incorporates sophisticated research, development, analytical and metrology laboratories. The site also has a wide range of test cells in which equipment from engines to subsea production control hardware can be evaluated under in-service conditions and duty cycles, utilising fully automated control and data acquisition systems. The Technology Centre’s resources – human and machine – play a critical role in developing innovative products while also demonstrating that “new” doesn’t have to mean “risky”.