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Well Construction Advancements

Tuesday, 4 October
362 A-C
Technical Session
This session focuses on the well construction process at different stages, such as making hole, placing cement, determining integrity of the set cement, and simulating the drilling processes. Furthermore, a broader view of drilling practices in Ultra-DW, highly depleted, and geothermal wells will be presented together with an evolution of the rigs used to drill these. Some of the challenges encountered during well construction in these wells are temperature and its estimation accuracy, narrow mud window, kick detection, high temperature mud rheology, and understanding bit wear. The papers will address advancements towards solving these issues.
  • 1400-1425 210076
    Drillpipe Conveyed Cased Hole Logging: New Technology And Mode Of Conveyance For Cement And Casing Inspection.
    A. Hawthorn, R. Steinsiek, S. Rahman, Baker Hughes
  • 1425-1450 210229
    Demonstration Of Autonomous Drilling On A Full-scale Test Rig
    R.G. Mihai, E. Cayeux, B. Daireaux, L. Carlsen, A. Ambrus, P. Simensen, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS; M. Welmer, Sekal; M. Jackson, NOV
  • 1450-1515 210296
    Novel Deployment Of Noninvasive Sensing Technology Improves Wellhead Installation
    H. Lim, B. Hogg, A. Gil, Y. Lee, O. Ozen, P. Loviken, J. Kherroubi, Schlumberger
  • 1545-1610 210352
    A First Look At 100% Thermally Stable Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) For Oil & Gas Drilling
    G. Zhan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; N.J. Lyons, Baker Hughes; M. Otaibi, Saudi Aramco; D. He, Sichuan University; A. Robertson, Baker Hughes
  • 1610-1635 210306
    Drilling Heat Maps For Active Temperature Management In Geothermal Wells
    M.S. Khaled, D. Chen, P. Ashok, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin
  • 1635-1700 210468
    Building Up Steam, A Progressive Approach To Drilling Volcanic Geothermal Formations
    S.L. Roberts, NOV Inc.; M.J. Bailey, NOV Inc; P. Victor, NOV. Inc; M. Sutan, NOV Inc; B. Prasetia, NOV. Inc; E. Lock, Contact Energy Ltd.
  • Alternate 210122
    Managing The High-Temperature Drilling Challenges Of Deepwater HP/HT Wells: A Gulf Of Mexico Case Study
    A.N. Tchagop, O. Oyelami, Schlumberger
  • Alternate 210155
    Limiting Deteriorative Impacts Of Oil-Based Mud Residuals On Cement Bonding
    M. Tabatabaei, Pennsylvania State University; L. Santos, Penn State University; A. Al Hassan, A. Dahi Taleghani, Pennsylvania State University

Prepare for an Unforgettable Opening Session!

Through an insightful discussion, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and future of innovation within the Oil & Gas industry, inspiring a new era of energy professionals committed to shaping a resilient and sustainable energy landscape.


Moderator: Elena Melchert | Podcast Host and Consultant | Oil and Gas Global Network