Conference Day One: Tuesday 15th November 2011
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
08:45 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Regional Well Engineering Manager
09:00 The Challenges of HPHT- Reflecting on Global Operators Concerns
- The search for hydrocarbons has pushed the Oil and Gas industry to drill for oil in even harsher environments at high pressures and high temperatures (HPHT)
- These HPHT environments cause a variety of problems throughout the production cycle, from down hole to topsides causing equipment failure and breakdown resulting in lost production time
- This presentation will highlight the technology challenges facing global operators
- A number of potential solutions and collaborative projects will be presented that will enable the industry to operate in harsher environments, and maximise production opportunities
Director Strategic Technology
9.45 How MPD with Advanced Flow Detection was successfully applied on an eHPHT well in the Norwegian North Sea
- MPD with Advanced Flow Detection used successfully to combat “common” eHPHT challenges (pore pressure determination, kicks and wellbore breathing).
- MPD used in new ways to extend drilling window on eHPHT wells.
- R/U and pre job QA/QC of MPD equipment.
- MPD flowcharts integrated with “normal” HPHT drilling practices.
- Lessons learned.
Sigve Krohn Naesheim
Wells Team Lead
10:30 Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 Speed Networking Session
Speed networking will enable you to meet a selection of conference attendees within a short time and ensure an
open discussion throughout the conference. Take advantage of this informal networking session to meet with
HPHT professionals. Don’t forget to bring your business card!
11:45 Delivering HT performance – review of 2 case studies
- A review of the controls placed on performance
- Discussing the temperature effects on electronics
- Control of high temperature electronics lifespan
Business Development Manager
12:30 Lunch and Networking Break
13:30 HPHT Production Tieback Technology
- Development and qualification of an HPHT Tieback Connector
- Performance verification to match premium casing couplings (17k, 350 degF)
- Enabling the conversion to production of HPHT Exploration wells
- Planning HPHT field developments with the option to pre-drill and tie back
Plexus Holdings plc
14:15 Case Study: ENI’s Global Experience in HPHT Wells
These presentations examine varying field characteristics and ENI’s technical approach to each
- Villa Fortuna, North of Milan, Italy. At 6000M and containing high levels of H2S and CO 2
- Wueayd Field, Saudi Arabia: Extensive well testing pre-production
- Kashagan Field, Caspian Sea, Kazakstan. Intelligent completions in HP environments
- Belmonte Field, Offshore Brazil. Subsea well testing in HPHT conditions
Senior Completion Engineer
Stefano Di Vincenzo
Completion and Workover Department Engineering Manager
15:00 Case Study: GDF Suez’s Tesla and Faraday Wells - What Planning Requirements are Required to
Enable Companies to Successfully Drill HPHT Wells?
- Start up: What are the major factors to be taken into account?
- Learning how GDF Suez achieved a record drilling rate of 307 ft per day
- Insights into how Tesla was brought in at £12 million pounds under budget
UK Drilling Manager HPHT
15:45 Afternoon Refreshments
16:15 Risking HPHT reservoir quality and trap integrity: What are the numbers?"
- Reservoir quality prediction vs. depth and temperature
- Trap integrity risk vs. over pressure
- An assessment of the drilling safety margins for HPHT Wells
Dr. Paul Nadeau
Department of Petroleum Technology
University of Stavanger.
17:00 Interactive Panel Discussion: What is the Best Approach to Well Architecture/Well Integrity?
- Exploring different approaches and philosophies to well architecture/integrity
- Selecting the most appropriate approach for your well based on the environmental factors
- Developing awareness of the risks- and what you can do to minimise them
18:00 Chairman’s Summary and Drinks Reception hosted by Cabot Speciality Fluids