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Well Construction

Tuesday, 17 October
Room 212 A-B
Technical Session
Today’s overall well construction phase is encountering more challenges, especially in environments such as deepwater where new technologies are continuously being adapted to optimize the process and minimize the risk of encountering those challenges. This session provides an overview of how technologies such as MPD is used during drilling and cementing in a deepwater application, advancements in open hole whipstock technology and an operability study for MODUs. Standards and guidelines are also discussed, in the field of PDC bits, a casing design load case for shut in after worst case discharge, and geothermal casing recommendations.
Session Chairperson(s)
Alfred Tchagop - Consultant
Isabel Poletzky - Weatherford
  • 1400-1425 215029
    Successful Deepwater MPD Application in Drilling and Cementing Through Depleted Formation with Wellbore Instability and Loss Circulation Challenge Offshore of Sabah
    B. Benny, J. Tan, J. See, J. Foo, Weatherford; F. Othman, M. Mathew, Sarawak Shell Berhad
  • 1425-1450 214860
    Open Hole Whipstock Technology Combines Cement Abandonment And Kick-off in Single Trip
    T. Emelander, Weatherford International Ltd.
  • 1450-1515 215038
    Full-scale Experimental And Modeling Studies Of Gas Migration And Suspension Behaviors During Wellbore Influx Management Using MPD
    C. Wei, T.S. Adeyemi, J. Sharma, S. Mahmud, Y. Chen, Louisiana State University
  • 1545-1610 215007
    PDC Bit Selection Guidelines Based On Physics And Lessons Learned
    P. Pastusek, P. Barajas, ExxonMobil Upstream; G. Payette, ExxonMobil URC; S.F. Sowers, ExxonMobil Upstream
  • 1610-1635 214942
    Beyond API: How To Evaluate Industry Standards For Practical Applications Improving Cementing Fluid Designs And Testing Accuracy
    J. Shine, Saudi Aramco; K. Harris, ThoroughBond LLC
  • 1635-1700 215036
    Geothermal Applicability Of Strain-Based Casing Design Guidelines From Extreme Temperature Oil And Gas Wells
    S.M. Miller, D. Dall'Acqua, Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc.
  • Alternate 215135
    Restoring Well Integrity On A Damaged Wellhead: Lessons Learned In An Unconventional Intervention
    U. Baig, M. Al Mohammad, M. Khamis Al Samahi, M. Abu Aisha, A. Abdulla Al Mutawa, P. Levison Mwansa, ADNOC Onshore

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