Join IADC at APOGCE for special session

Join IADC at the 2011 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (APOGCE), 20-22 September, in Jakarta. IADC has prepared a special session at the request of the APOGCE Programme Committee, “IADC Critical Issues in Drilling.” 

The session, 0900-1030 on 22 September, will cover deepwater managed pressure drilling, dual gradient drilling, and advances and challenges in drilling automation. It will be co-chaired by John Kozicz, Transocean, and Chit Hlaing, IADC. 

The session kicks off a real-life example of a cutting-edge technical application, a “Case History of Managed Pressure Drilling in Deepwater,” by Doug Pririe, Marathon Oil. The paper will discuss Marathon’s use of the Transocean/Weatherford system from a floater for a one-well program in some 3,000 ft of water. 

Dual-gradient drilling is a highly promising emerging technology for subsea. Richard Brainerd, AGR Subsea, in “Dual Gradient Drilling: Where Is This Technology and Where Is the Industry Going With It,” will define and described this multi-fluid technology and its numerous advantages, including increased kick tolerance, mitigation of risks in areas with shallow hazards, reduction of discharged fluids and more. He will also discuss the goals of a new IADC Dual Gradient Subcommittee. 

Finally, Mike Killalea, IADC, will discuss “Realizing Drilling Automation: Barriers and Challenges.” The industry is wrestling with how to best implement automaton for well construction. Some doubt that automated systems will work. Yet, other applications not dissimilar to well construction have succeeded in automating an astonishing array of operations. This presentation will provide an overview to the drive for drilling automation and highlight the activities of IADC and SPE in furthering this ambitious goal. 

To register for or more information on APOGCE, click here.

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