SPE/ICOTA Luncheon: Stop Wasting Money! Drill plugs faster.

When:  May 15, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  Calgary Section

SPE/ICOTA Luncheon:
Stop Wasting Money! Drill plugs faster.

Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Speaker: Jakob Kardash, Technical Specialist - Mountain Coil Tubing
Speaker: Mike Zimmerman, Senior Completions Engineer - Paramount Resources
New Location: Delta Calgary Downtown (209 4 Ave SE)
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm  
Cost: $45 SPE Members, $55 Non-members, $15 Students


Completing horizontal wells with the “Plug and Perf" style of completion has remained one of the most common methods for stimulating tight oil and gas or shale formations across North America. The use of coiled tubing, coupled with a milling bottom hole assembly has become the common method of removing these restriction’s after fracturing operations are completed. Due to inconsistent performance of these operations with today’s common “Industry Practices”, there has been a drive to re-evaluate these practices. By analyzing the first principles of debris removal in horizontal wellbores, an optimized method is proposed.

In the presentation, traditional plug milling methods are reviewed and compared with optimized methods. The fluid rheology (Reynolds number), equipment and procedures behind this optimized strategy are shared. Applying this strategy, while tracking key performance indicators has allowed the success of the optimized approach to be evaluated on wells commonly completed in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, these results, which amount to significant time and cost savings to the operator are shared.

Speaker Bio:

Jakob Kardash is currently employed as a Technical Specialist with Mountain Coil Tubing in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to joining Mountain Coil Tubing, Jakob gained experience in primary and remedial cementing, hydraulic fracturing and Coiled Tubing in both the US and Canada. Jakob now focuses solely on Coiled Tubing, utilizing his field and technical experience to optimize operations. Jakob has co-authored and presented at the URTeC conference in San Antonio, Texas, and holds a Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma from SAIT and B. Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University.

Mike Zimmerman is a Senior Completions Engineer at Paramount Resources in Calgary, Alberta, with experience in land and offshore new completions, multilaterals, hydraulic stimulation, well-testing and coil intervention in a variety of plays across the WCSB, Prior to joining Paramount, Mike managed several projects on developments around the world.  Mike has co-authored several papers and articles and has been granted 2 patents.  Mike holds a B. Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from University of Alberta, Canada.

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