Drilling and Completions:
Minimizing Well Failures and Improving Drilling Practices: An Analysis of Historical Well Data
Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Speaker: Gerry Boyer, P.Eng. (Senior Advisor, Industry Operations (In Situ) – Alberta Energy Regulator)
Location: Bow Valley Club (250 6 Ave SW)
Cost: $45 SPE Members, $55 Non-members, $15 Students
Please join CADE and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) on October 13, 2017 where we will have a discussion about the trends of AER-submitted data from 450,000 Alberta wells. This data is used to identify some potential causes of well failures, emerging trends and possible methods of reducing well failures.
Alberta is a world leader in drilling wells on land, and the energy industry has developed solutions to many significant well integrity issues. The innovation envelope continues to be pushed and new challenges are emerging. Industry and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) need to collaboratively work together to address and overcome these challenges.
Scenarios related to surface casing vent flow (SCVF), gas migration (GM) and casing failures in wells will be examined. Some potential sources for drilling solutions are considered by analysing cases where advanced practices related to primary casing cementing and casing design have been implemented.
Gerry Boyer, P.Eng. (Senior Advisor, Industry Operations (In Situ) – Alberta Energy Regulator)
Gerry Boyer is a professional engineer with a wide range of energy industry experience that spans over 40 years. Gerry graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in Canada, Siberia and the Sahara desert with experience in production, exploitation, and drilling & completions engineering. Gerry has also worked in pipelines, facilities, and HSE, and has held a number of senior management and executive roles in the industry.
Gerry joined the ERCB / AER in 2012 as a senior advisor in Well Operations and he is now a senior advisor in Industry Operations, In Situ.
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