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Honing the Zone…or Just Drill It! The Trade-Offs in Drilling the "Perfect" Horizontal Well
- INSTRUCTOR :
- K.C. Oren, Horizontal Solutions International (HSI), Frisco, CO
- October 16, 2013
- Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, Texas
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 9/16/2013. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 9/16/2013.
- .7 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This course is for anyone that wants to gain insight into both the geological and drilling aspects of horizontal well placement and control. Both Geoscientists and Engineers can benefit by attending this course in order to understand each discipline and the trade-offs of both as they impact the other for effective decision support in meeting corporate goals.
By the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
- The best practices for avoiding problems in drilling horizontal wells
- The drivers by department/discipline and the trade-offs in achieving goals and working together as an asset team.
- Geo-navigation techniques using TSP (True Stratigraphic Position) modeling
- Four keys in geo-navigation
- Basic principles for sound geosteering decision support
- Horizontal well targeting techniques and recommended best practices
- Overcoming subsurface position uncertainty and how it impacts your geosteering decisions
- Horizontal drilling systems and high dog-leg severity BHAs
The personalities of engineers and geoscientists are often very different. And when it comes to corporate risk-reward assessment, company incentives for these individuals are often counter to the overall corporate end goals: higher IP and superior well performance among its peer group. For example, drilling team metrics and operations team’s objectives are often in competition to maintaining geological target objectives (staying in zone) and, as a consequence, not achieving maximum overall production results (highest possible EUR). Divergent drivers such as these common examples may create even greater dichotomies between individuals due to personality differences, incentives and personal motivation, and other competing corporate goals, and therefore often create conflict between otherwise closely aligned asset team members.
The course will explore the trade-offs of staying in the targeted zone (sweet spot) by carefully steering the well and monitoring every move along the way versus drilling ahead for maximum ROP (rate-of-penetration) and less NPT (non-productive time). We will introduce basic geo-navigation principals to be used for effective geosteering decision support.
The overall goal of the course is to provide a basis for better understanding what makes the drilling team itchy and uncomfortable versus the overall benefits of staying in zone … sometimes the extra deliberations or seemly costly modifications in a drilling plan do in fact pay big dividends … or do they? What both engineers and geologists need to know!