IADC DEC Committee Tech Forum

Date:  19 September 2017

Time:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue:  Weatherford

11909 Spencer Rd
Houston, TX  77041

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945
Email:  holly.shock@iadc.org

Registration is Full

IADC Drilling Engineering Committee Q3 2017 Technology Forum:

“What Does ‘Prepared for MPD’ mean?”

07.45  Registrant check in, coffee and networking

08.15  Welcome & Agenda Review — Keith Lynch, DEC Chairman, ConocoPhillips, & Dennis Moore, Marathon

08.30  “Impact of the Well Control Rule on MPD in the Gulf of Mexico”: Fred Brink, Petroleum Engineer & Chief-District Operations Support, Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

09.00-11.45  Panel: What Does ‘Prepared for MPD’ Mean? Moderator: Dennis Moore, Marathon

Managed pressure drilling is increasingly viewed as a major enabler for drilling difficult wells, both onshore and offshore. For optimum MPD implementation, a rig should be “Prepared for MPD”. But what does that mean? Is it a rig ready to accept MPD components, or one already outfitted with MPD components? Or something else? This panel of operators, drilling contractors, and service firms will explore the topic from their particular perspective. A general audience discussion will ensue following their presentations. (Notes: There will be three speakers before the break and three afterward. Speakers may not present in the order shown below.)

From the Operator’s Perspective:

  • Wael Essam, Managed Pressure Team Leader, BP

  • Roger van Noort, Well Engineering Team Lead North American – Nova Scotia and MPD Implementation, Shell

From the Drilling Contractor’s Perspective:

  • John Kozicz, Manager, Technology, Transocean

  • Jay Lancaster, MPD/Well Control Technical Superintendent, Seadrill

From the Service Company Perspective:

  • Neal Richard, MPD Project Manager, Weatherford

  • Blaine Dow, Drilling Engineering Marketing and Technology Manager, Schlumberger

Following presentations, the panel and audience will engage in discussion

10.30            Break

11:45            “MPD System Optimized for Operation with Conventional Primary Barrier” – Brian Piccolo, Project Manager, AFGlobal

12.15            Adjournment. Lunch sponsored by Weatherford

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