Greetings from the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (SPE WPTS) / Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA)
The 43rd meeting ISCWSA will held in conjunction with the SPE IADC Texas USA, dates to be confirmed.
ISCWSA meeting minutes 1-42 can be found using this link:
New SPE Workshops Fall 2015
SPE Workshop: Well Placement and Intersection Best Practices - Maximizing Value, Minimizing Risk, Managing Safety
9 – 11 November 2015
Galveston, TX, USA | The San Luis Resort
Surface and Wellbore Positioning Errors Impact Subsurface Models and Reserves Estimates
In addition to the "Well Placement and Intersection Best Practices" 2.5-day workshop, we have also organized this 1-day workshop for the following day. o The technical agenda was just posted for the SPE Workshop about challenges in surface and wellbore positioning. The keynote luncheon is about the Mars climate orbiter!
The ISCWSA wellbore surveying, on-line competency course is now open for registration.
Just to let you all know, the website is live now and we have our first students already signed up for the January Intake.
Details at www.uhi.ac.uk/iscwsa
You can watch the promotional video there and see the course details. It is just an introduction to the workings of a typical drilling rig and a quick tour of a working rig site.
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ISCWSA Sponsorship: We are offering a new sponsorship funding opportunities covering some ISCWSA meeting costs. We have four sponsorship options, option#1 main meeting lunch, option#2 main meeting coffee, option#3 workshop meeting lunches option#4 a networking event. Please contact Son Pham (Son.V.Pham@conocophillips.com) and Robert Wylie (Robert.Wylie@nov.com) if you or your organization can offer sponsorship We are indebted to the many past sponsors who have contributed to sustain our technical community work which has been running for almost 20 years and we look forward to continuing our good work for many years to come.”
Please contact Chad Hanak (chad@SuperiorQC.com) with any (non-sponsorship) questions regarding the upcoming meeting.
The ISCWSA Committee
Please find new content in the meeting minutes and new Docs and Publications sections
The Joint Industry Project e-book "Introduction to wellbore positioning" and New Video links below:
ISCWSA Committee members:
Son Pham, ConocoPhillips: Chair Person
Johnathan Lightfoot, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation: Program Chair
Chad Hanak, SuperiorQC: Secretary
Robert Wylie, NOV: Treasurer
Philip Harbidge, Schlumberger: Webmaster
Ian Mitchell, Halliburton: Director at large
Anas Sikal, Pathcontrol: Director at large
Mark Michell: BHP Billiton Petroleum: Director at large
Ludovic Macresy, Pathcontrol: Director at large
SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (ISCWSA) active work groups:
Neil Bergstrom, Devon Energy: Operator Wellbore Survey Group, (OWSG) Chair site link:- Operator's Wellbore Survey Group; Secretary Son Pham
Andrew McGregor, Tech21 Engineering Solutions: Error model management work group chair, site link:- Error Model Management
Steve Sawaryn, Independent Consultant: Collision Avoidance Work Group Chair site link:- Collision Avoidance
Steve Mullin, Gyrodata: Industry Education Work Group Chair site link:- Education
Roger Goobie, BP: Well Intercept Work Group Chair site link:- Well Intercept
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