2022 Meeting Programme

3 March 2022 Slot recovery & P&A – case histories and advancements in technology
Meeting Introduction

In order for the Energy Transition to come to fruition, we as an Oil and Gas Industry must do more with less. This is especially relevant when it comes making use of existing infrastructure and well stock. Successful slot recovery is a key enabler in delivering lower cost production and extending field life. There is an increase in slot recovery operations on all mature fields and the need for the right, smart, cost effective technology solutions will be in high demand in the years to come.

Likewise, plug and abandonment activities are critical to maintaining our industry’s License to Operate. The ability to properly abandon a well lies at the heart of our decommissioning goals and will become even more relevant as depleted fields become the target of Carbon Capture & Storage projects.

The following topics are areas of interest, however, other relevant suggestions are welcome;
• P&A fluid and cementing designs and verification technology
• Novel isolation techniques
• Open water abandonments
• Slot recovery and P&A case studies
• Utilization of squeezing formations as isolation barriers
• Operational best practices for slot recovery
• Technology advancements in creating isolations

9-10 June 2022 Drilling technology and lessons learned  to improve performance and  reduce non-productive time

Meeting Introduction

The learning curve in drilling operations is often marked by key events in the course of a campaign or well sequence. They often lead to lessons learned that have a direct impact on non-productive time occurrence and overall operating time reduction. These lessons learned can extend to other companies, fields, geographies or applications, and flow into our industry’s common practices and operational knowledge. Although there are some outstanding achievements and lessons on record-breaking wells (reach, depth, hostile environment) equally valuable and re-usable knowledge can be gathered from less publicized operations. Sharing and discussing such case histories with peers is one of the main objectives of the DEA(e).Hence for this quarter’s meeting we would like to bring lessons and experience to the forefront that had an impact on non-productive time reduction or learning curve acceleration.
The perception exists that this is a reactive approach to dealing with adversity, but there is also a focus in the planning phase on optimization including avoidance of problems, particularly on those that can fall between the cracks, and require a multi-disciplinary approach, such as Stuck Pipe, Loss Circulation, and well placement. Reducing the likelihood of unexpected events in the planning phase remains complex relative to learning on the job where everything comes together and boundaries are set.Technology can play an important role in the learning and optimization cycle in various ways: application of new technology to avoid non-productive time, lessons learned on the application of new technology itself, or even the data analytics techniques that generate or make use of lessons learned. Can technology provide a path to significantly reduce non-productive time?We are looking for contributions in relation to this topic and suggested items:• Case histories with quantifiable performance optimization (multi-well cases, campaigns) and lessons learned.
• Lessons learned on Real-Time Center contribution on the well cycle time improvement (given recent remote working challenges).
• Non-productive time avoidance in the planning phase addressing the human impact (competency, remote working, control measures, planning tools innovation, simplification, QA/QC checks)
• Application of Artificial Intelligence methods on drilling analytics, success cases and forecasting.
• Organizational solutions and cooperation models that have contributed to improved efficiency and/or reduced NPT
• Drilling dysfunctions (bit/tool failures, low penetration rate, drillstring failure): success cases in prediction operating limits or potential failure in planning and execution phases.

OMV Vienna, Austria
8-9 September 2022 Optimising drilling performance with digitalisation, remote operations, and autonomous operations
Meeting Introduction

Digitalisation is defined as ‘the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business’. More simply, it is defined as ‘to replace manual or physical tasks with digital solutions’. When compared with other industries, such as car manufacturing, the upstream oil and gas sector is less advanced in digitalisation, but it is now developing at great pace. However, there is no ‘best practice’ for digital transformation in this industry, so companies are developing their own digital transformations.

In this session we will explore three main areas of drilling digitalisation

• Automated well design: systems to automate the well design process, leveraging historical data, streamlining discipline interfaces and the application of data science to create more efficient, lower cost designs
• Optimised well delivery: data accuracy and data quality; application of digital solutions to improve drilling performance and decision making; improved supply chain processes
• Automated and remote well execution: automation of drilling activities; robotization of drill floor operations; remote operation of drilling activities
The objective is to provide examples of how the industry is developing in these areas, and to create an opportunity to discuss the common digitalisation challenges that the industry faces.

TDE Group Leoben, Austria
1-2 December 2022 The road to sustainability in drilling and well operation
Meeting Introduction

Sustainability is no longer a tick-box or checklist exercise. It is a critical investment area where oil and gas, and energy in general can realize genuine returns and opportunities for competitive advantage.
While helping Europe deal with the gas and energy challenges it faces.
Now is the right time for us to launch ideas for the use of new technology to drive the reduction in in CO2 footprint that our industry currently are making, so the question is maybe not how – the question is, when do we start to operate sustainably.
Schlumberger Cambridge, UK


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