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World Oil HPHT Drilling, Completions & Production Conference 2018

October 30, 2018

7:00–8:30 am


8:30–8:40 am

OPENING REMARKS: Andy McDowell, Vice President, Gulf Energy Information and Publisher, World Oil

8:40–9:25 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Randall Luthi, President, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)

NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. 

9:30–10:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: New processes for equipment validation and testing in high pressure, high temperature environments.


Jim Raney, Director, Engineering & Technology, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Greg Kusinski, Chair, OOC/API HPHT Workgroup, Chair, NOIA Technology and Policy Committee

Austin Freeman, Past Chair, API Committee on Standardization of Oilfield Equipment and Materials

Dr. Jim Kaculi, P.E., Vice President - Engineering, Dril-Quip, Inc. 

Tim Bartlett, Engineering Manager - Well Control Development Houston, TechnipFMC

10:30–11:00 am


11:00–12:00 noon

SPECIAL INDUSTRY SESSION ON WELLHEAD INTEGRITY: Three companies present how they design, test and validate high pressure, high temperature equipment.

Systemic Strength Assessment of Offshore Wellhead and Casing Systems for HPHT Applications: Atul S. Ganpatye, P.E., Senior Associate, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Advances in HPHT Subsea Equipment Design – Challenges and Solutions to HPHT Wellheads Systems, BOP Connectors, Riser Systems: Dr. Jim Kaculi, P.E., Vice President – Engineering, Dril-Quip, Inc.

Development of a 20,000 psi and 350˚F Rated Subsea Wellhead System: Ryan Phillips, Lead Engineer, TechnipFMC.

12:00–1:00 pm




Session 1: Design, Testing and Validation of Equipment & Systems

Session 2: Regulatory

Session chair: Craig Fleming, Technical Editor, World Oil

Session chair: Kurt Abraham, Editor and Chief Forecaster, World Oil

1:15–1:40 pm

Deepwater Design Verification and Validation Testing for Subsurface Safety Valves for HPHT Environments: Dan Thai, North America Offshore Sales Manager, Schlumberger

US Regulations Impacting Operators in HPHT Shale Gas Drilling and Production: Janine Shipman, Scientist, CNPC-USA


1:40–2:05 pm

Fatigue Analysis of Cladded HPHT Subsea Equipment: Kumarswamy Karpanan, Specialist Engineer, TechnipFMC

Independent Third Party (I3P) Review of HPHT Product Development: Srinivas Badam, Project Engineer, TechnipFMC

2:05–2:30 pm

Landing String/Riser Technology Enables HPHT Operations and Improved Total Cost of Ownership: Paul Beauchamp, Technical Support Engineer, NOV – Grant Prideco

Lessons learned by the independent third party during review of HPHT equipment: Harish Patel, Senior Technical Advisor – Corporate Offshore Technology, Drilling and Process, ABS

2:30–2:55 pm

Qualification of a 20,000 psi Subsea BOP: A Collaborative Approach: Daniel Kluk, Senior Associate, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Evolution of Bolting Specification Levels for API 20E and 20F: Tom Goin, CEO, U.S. Bolt, a WN Global Company

2:55–3:25 pm




Session 3: Design, Testing and Validation of Equipment & Systems

Session 4: Fluids

Session chair: Tim Bartlett, Engineering Manager, Well Control Development, TechnipFMC

Session chair: Craig Fleming, Technical Editor, World Oil

3:25–3:50 pm

The Benefits of Magnetically Coupled Subsurface Safety Valves for HPHT Validation and Service: Brad Pickle, R&D Mechanical Engineer, Halliburton

Introduction and Case History of a HPHT High-Performance Water-based Fluid in Tarim Basin, China: Mike Redburn, Technology Engineering ManagerNewpark Drilling Fluids

3:50–4:15 pm

Design and Development of Subsea Landing String for HPHT Applications: Jiju Andrews Ninan, SLS Project Manager, Schlumberger

Development of an Ultra-High Temperature High Pressure Organophilic Clay-Free (OCF) Invert Emulsion Fluid to Reduce Surge and Swab Effects and Pressure Drops Compared with Existing Conventional Clay-Based Invert Emulsion Fluids: Devi Putra, Advisor for Drilling Research, Pertamina Research & Technology Center, Indonesia

4:15–4:40 pm

Intervention & Completion Landing String Validation Testing for HPHT Application: Lalit C. Karlapalem, Manager – Finite Element Analysis, Grant Prideco NOV Wellbore Technologies

Innovative Dimension on Improving the Production Rate Achieved by Using Drill-In, Clay-Free Fluid Additive for Tight Reservoir Wells in Onshore Algeria: Mohamed Hamed, Country Technical Manager, Halliburton and El Mehdi Habib, Chef de Service Geologie, Sonatrach

4:40–5:00 pm

Development of the 20ksi 350°F Enhanced Vertical Deepwater Tree System: Thiago Lusquinos, Lead Engineer, TechnipFMC

Novel Synthetic Polymer-based High Temperature Drilling Fluid: Balakrishnan Panamarathupalaya, Project Manager, M-I SWACO, A Schlumberger Company

5:00 pm


5:00–6:30 pm


World Oil HPHT Drilling, Completions & Production Conference 2018

October 31, 2018

7:30–8:30 am


8:30–8:35 am

OPENING REMARKS: Andy McDowell, Vice President, Gulf Energy Information and Publisher, World Oil

8:35–9:00 am

FEATURED SPEAKER: Eric Sirgo, General Manager of Deep Water Projects, Chevron Gulf of Mexico Operations

9:00–10:00 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a Safe Operational Environment for HPHT Wells in the Gulf of Mexico

As Operator’s demand higher quality standards by their employees and their contractors, the foundation to efficiency is the creation of standard work. A company that develops standardized procedures, quality checklists that are designed to cover the systems critical failure points, and utilized by workers that have been trained on the power of the Challenge and Response Technique, only then will your safety system fully receive the benefits of standardization.

Andrew Dingee (Moderator), President, ADE

Parth Pathak, Senior Engineer, Subsea Trees, OneSubsea

Manjunath Mavinakere, Engineering Manager--Well Systems,Trendsetter Engineering

Roy Bleiberg, Vice President of Engineering, ABS

Robert Ziegler, Global Deepwater Advisor, Weatherford International Inc.

10:00–10:30 am




Session 5: HPHT

Session 6: HSE

Session chair: Ramon San Pedro, Principal, Stress Engineering Services, Incorporated

Session chair: Chris Storey, P.E., Group Leader, Ocean Simulation Labs, Southwest Research Institute

10:30–10:55 am

Thru Tubing Cement Milling in Deep HPHT Well with use of Inharmonious Corrosive Brine: Karan Kaul, Principal Technical Professional, Production Solutions, Halliburton

Novel Approach to Projectile Arresting Material and Technology: Chester Whinery, Engineering Technology Lead and Thomas Merritt, CEO, Blast Control Systems

10:55–11:20 am

Lean Methodology Improves Coiled Tubing Rig-up time in High-Pressure Exploration Wells: Andrea Uzarraga, Asset Coordinator, North America Land, Fracturing Services, Schlumberger

Averting Drilling Challenges in HPHT by Customizing the DTW:Selim S. Shaker, PrincipleGeopressure Analysis Services (G.A.S)

11:20 – 11:45 am

First Use of Resin Material to Strengthen Casing Shoe for Successful FIT at High Value: Syed Rizvi, Cementing/Zonal Isolation Engineer, Halliburton

Faster Data Transfer Allows Reduced Staffing on Rig and Improves Crisis Management: Philip Neri, Director of MarketingEnergistics Consortium Inc.

11:45–12:10 pm

Evaluation of Unique Cross-linked Acid and its Successful Application in Acid Fracturing in the Middle East: Andrea Vissotski, Lead Engineer, Treatment Applications Technology, Baker Hughes, a GE company


12:10 noon–1:00 pm




Session 7: Deepwater

Session 8: Well Construction

Session chair: Earl Shanks, Petroleum Engineer, Houston Engineering Technology Center, DOI-BSEE

Session chair: Roxann Krishingee, Technical Support and Integrated Technologies Manager, Baker Hughes, a GE company

1:00–1:25 pm

Case Study & Lessons Learned: Testing of Completion Tubular Connections for HPHT / Deepwater Environment to API RP 5C5 2017: Stuart Cole, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Vallourec USA and Jonathan Groh, R&D Project EngineerVAM USA

Precise ECD Control Led to Successful Ultra Deep HTHP Sour Gas Well Cementing Operations – A Case History in Tarim Basin: Xiaoyang Guo, Professor, Southwest Petroleum University, China

1:25–1:50 pm

A Case Study on Deepwater Reliability Testing for 15 ksi Bridge Plugs: Jim McNicol, Account Manager, Archer Oiltools

Gas Tight Float Equipment—Is it a Real Option for Today’s Drilling Engineers? Hank Rogers, CTO, Citadel Casing Solutions

1:50–2:15 pm

Analysis of Formation Tester Tool Application in HPHT Deepwater Wells and Hydrogen Sulfide Measurements: Sourabh Dighe, Completions Engineer, Viking Engineering

New Approach to Pore Pressure Prediction Modeling: Before – While Drilling: Selim S. Shaker, Principle, Geopressure Analysis Services (G.A.S)

2:15–2:40 pm

Case Study: Deepwater Reliability Testing for HPHT Tubing Hanger Plug and Lock: Carl Guy, Technical Sales Representative, Weatherford

Self-Adaptive Technology Approach of Torsional & Lateral Dynamic Dysfunctions Mitigation in PDC Bits to Secure Performance Gain in Deepwater Drilling Environment in Gulf of Mexico: Roy Chowdhury, Application Engineering Advisor North America – Offshore, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

2:40–3:10 pm




Session 9: High Temperature Sensors & Batteries

Session 10: Production

Session chair: Earl Shanks, Petroleum Engineer, Houston Engineering Technology Center, DOI-BSEE

Session chair: David Morgan, Director, Commercial, Sales and Marketing

3:10–3:35 pm

Rapid Deployment of 200°C High Temperature Electronic Data Acquisition and Control Solutions: Jeff Watson, Strategic Marketing Manager, Analog Devices

Challenges In Resourcing And Fabrication Of High Thickness Super Duplex Stainless Steels – The Most Widely Used CRA For HPHT Services: M. S. Rahman, Senior QA/QC Manager, SMOP PTE LTD

3:35–4:00 pm

New Safe 250°C Solid-State Battery for MWD: Randy A. Normann, CTO, Perma Works LLC.

Casing ID Damage Characterization and Allowable Defect Size for Sour Service Casing: Bjorn A. Legarth, Senior Well Engineer, Shell International E&P, Inc.  

4:00–4:25 pm

The Effect of Temperature on Sensor Accuracy: A Case Study of Two Optimization Projects: Nii Ahele Nunoo, New Technologies Design Engineer, National Oilwell Varco

Erosion-corrosion Assessment of Carbon Steels in HPHT Sweet Corrosive Environment: Md. Aminul Islam, Research Council Officer, National Research Council of Canada

4:25–4:50 pm

High Temperature Ultracapactitors for MWD and LWD Operations: Mitch Koffel, Director of Business Development, Nanoramic Laboratories


5:00 pm