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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206052-MS
...Abstract Abstract Well construction has relied on two main elements, casing and cement, to achieve the well goals while maintaining the highest possible well integrity. Can cementless well construction achieve similar goals? This paper is investigating the various well construction concepts...
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Paper presented at the SPE Norway One Day Seminar, May 14, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195628-MS
... for well planning and operations. Many software developers are familiar with the difficulty in developing a "solution" to a challenge in a complex environment such as well construction and production. Many areas of expertise are involved and it is easy to end up with a compartmentalized product which...
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SPE Prod & Oper 28 (04): 323–344.
Paper Number: SPE-166142-PA
Published: 11 November 2013
...George E. King; Daniel E. King Summary Do oil and gas wells leak to the environment? This paper will show the great majority of wells do not pollute. The purpose of this paper is to explain basic concepts of well construction and illustrate differences between single-barrier failure in multiple...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 30–October 2, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166142-MS
... of well construction and illustrate differences between single barrier failure in multiple barrier well design and outright well integrity failure that could lead to pollution, using published investigations and reviews from data sets of over 600,000 wells worldwide. For US wells, while individual barrier...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, April 30–May 3, 2018
Paper Number: OTC-28772-MS
... Abstract A new generation software for well construction and maintenance is under development. The working name is Life Cycle Well Integrity Model (LCWIM) as its main focus is to support work with wells and fields from the planning stage to final P&A. LCWIM is a systematization of a fully...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, October 5–7, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207007-MS
... operations including pressure and temperature cycles during wellbore construction or abandonment. casing design well control drilling fluids and materials annular pressure drilling upstream oil & gas drilling fluid management & disposal drilling operation liner hydraulic fracturing...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 12–14, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-205701-MS
... and see how the design changes have optimized the drilling program. This new solution solves some of the significant challenges in the current well-planning workflow. well planning digital well construction planning solution application knowledge management trajectory design well design...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206248-MS
...Abstract Abstract Digital well construction tools are becoming more widely considered today for well design planning, enabling automated engineering and simultaneous team collaboration under a single solution. This paper shows the results of using a digital well construction planning solution...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202972-MS
... and their durations – Invisible Lost Time (ILT) that is the difference between the actual operation duration and the technical limit and can be contained optimizing the operations and the drilling parameters – Technical Limit that is the best possible well construction performance for a given set...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199578-MS
... of the annular seal. This study used ultrasonic logging to evaluate reference barrier cells constructed with known defects. In this joint project between industry representatives and a research institute, reference barrier cells were created to simulate downhole oil well conditions, such as free/cemented pipe...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 11–14, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197120-MS
... Abstract Undeveloped reservoirs poses many uncertainties in terms of reservoir structural control and inherent properties and as a result integrated fit for purpose engineering and technology plays a vital role to drill, appraise and complete a well successfully. While Maximum Reservoir Contact...
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Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, October 15–17, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191731-18RPTC-MS
... and initial gas dynamic testing at steady flow modes. Increased volume and improved quality of received data at the stage of well drilling and development allows to enhance reliability of design solutions and avoid time and financial expenditures for additional survey. Upon construction of exploration...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 23–25, 2018
Paper Number: URTEC-2902186-MS
... the logistics on a rig. Moreover, digital twins can help predict and thereby prevent unwanted failures, reducing the likelihood of non-productive time events. This can bring about significant benefits in terms of reducing well construction time and unnecessary trouble cost. Artificial Intelligence bit...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 17–19, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-186392-MS
...-construction phase and updated with new data related to events during well life. The wells to be abandoned may have been drilled several decades ago. During their life time, they may have been worked by several operators. Consequently, there is high possibility that important well documents have been...
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Paper presented at the SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, May 17–19, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185494-MS
... Venezuela reduce well delivery time well construction collaborate This paper describes the process of optimizing drilling operations in oil wells in the Carabobo area, a portion of the OOB, and specifically in the Cerro Negro field. The project was based on a joint venture initiative created...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 27–29, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170791-MS
... to easily de-construct the production tubulars for future sidetrack requirements. The field life required +50 years design for wells fatigue and sealing elements and other long life barrier items. Wells that produced or passed through current or future water-flooded sands are designed with NACE...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 1–3, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-140172-MS
... Abstract The use of comparative performance data by operators to drive well construction performance improvement is a powerful and proven technique. Offset well data is also used by operators for a range of other applications. Twelve operators came together in 1989 to organise the sharing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, September 11–13, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-100813-MS
... Abstract This paper describes the importance of well construction & well integrity and its relationship to reservoir management. Productivity enhancement studies in combination with reservoir simulation modeling on the Greater Heglig fields have revealed that well performances...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, February 23–25, 2005
Paper Number: SPE-92685-MS
... richard hay spe iadc 92685 drilling operation directional drilling iadc 92685 inclination solenoid construction u-tube well horizontal section horizontal well end upstream oil & gas intersection spe iadc 92685 fernando brandao slotted liner wellbore assembly pipeline well...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 26–29, 2004
Paper Number: SPE-91026-MS
... Abstract In the pursuit of profitable well construction, operators are challenged to drill cost-effective wells while being prepared for the unexpected. Flows, lost zones, sloughing shales, and over-pressured zones are typical examples of unplanned well events that occur while drilling through...

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