Precious knowledge from an expert.
Maersk Oil Kazakhstan hosted a lecture presented by the SPE Distinguished Lecturer from the University of Houston/Texas Tech University on Technological Advancements to meet drilling challenges in high angle and horizontal wells. The event took place on Monday January 20 at the Renaissance hotel with more than 50 participants from local and international companies interested in the topic.
Yearly the Society of Petroleum Engineers based in Texas, USA selects individuals who are experts in their field to host a series of lectures with SPE members of local sections around the world as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Program. This year’s nominee was Dr. Samuel Robello, a Technology Fellow at Halliburton with an extensive background and years of experience in oil and gas drilling and completion operations, management and consulting.
The lecture framework covered topics such as challenges of horizontal wells drilling, associated technological advancements and future developments to tackle those challenges. Dr. Robello particularly pinpointed the primary drilling challenges to include Drillstring integrity, Hydraulics management, Wellbore integrity and Well placement. He also drew the audience’s attention to the future technology development as telemetry, analytics, sensors and data handling.
To promote technology development and sharing in the Mangystau region Maersk Oil Kazakhstan supported the event organised by SPE whereby other companies (CMOC, OMV Petrom, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, N-Operating, Borkit, Weatherford, Cameron, Jupiter, Exprogroup etc) had been invited. The importance of such locally held lectures and knowledge sharing cannot be overestimated as they promote integration of the local industry, awareness of innovations adopted worldwide and stimulate transformation and adaptation of processes planning and implementation techniques to keep abreast of the global developments.