SPE Mid-Continent Section Luncheon - Monday, January 14, 2019

Venue:

SPE Mid-Continent Section Luncheon - Monday, January 14, 2019

Tulsa,  

Time:

From  2019-01-14 17:20:00  to  2019-01-14 19:00:00
Event Description
Luncheon cost is $25.00 professional, $10 retired/unemployed, and free for students. Payment by credit card is for advanced registrations ONLY, no credit cards will be accepted at the meeting, only check or cash with a reservation. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the luncheon. No walk-ins please.   SPE Mid-Continent Luncheon MeetingMonday, January 14, 2019 — 11:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Location: The Summit Club, 31st Floor, Renaissance RoomSpeaker: Charles Pope, Complete Shale LLC, - Distinguished LecturerTopic: "Stop, Drop and Circulate: An Engineered Approach to Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells" DescriptionThis presentation shares how and where coiled tubing is used around the world, with a review of historical practices and related issues. In North America, where the average cost of a coiled tubing intervention is $250,000, experience has shown that about 1/3rd of those wells will incur cost overruns exceeding $500,000. Additionally, 1 well in 16 has suffered a stuck pipe event, escalating intervention costs to an average of $1.7 million per well. To improve coiled tubing interventions, more engineering involvement is necessary in the areas of expected drag, detailed time modeling, fluid systems, and data capture. This presentation will describe how short tubing trips have been eliminated, why low viscosity fluids provide superior hole cleaning, and how to react when overpull is observed. An engineered solution to overpull has been developed and performed on over 75 interventions. The solution has 3 clear steps: stop pulling, drop down, and circulate clean. Experience with this solution has reduced coiled tubing time by 50%, thereby reducing costs by 50% and preventing stuck pipe.. SpeakerCharles PopeCharles Pope is the President of Complete Shale LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma, an international consulting firm specializing since 2008 in drilling and completing phases of horizontal wells. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Over the past 35+ years, Charles has held various positions with Sun Oil Company, XTO Energy Inc., Devon Energy Corp., and Pinnacle Technologies Inc., prior to forming Complete Shale LLC. Charles’ experience with horizontal technology began in the late 1980s in the completion of the first horizontal Austin Chalk well. With Devon, he held the title of Completions Technology Supervisor, where his team focused on optimizing coiled tubing interventions. He has authored numerous technical papers and currently serves on SPE’s ATCE Well Completions Committee and on SPE Workshop’s Application of Integrated Diagnostics for Unconventional Resource Development Committee. In addition, he is currently serving as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2019.