20 Geothermal

Thursday, 9 March
Lysefjorden A
Technical Session
Geothermal energy is gaining attention worldwide as an attractive and vastly underutilized renewable energy source due to its abundance, baseload capability, resiliency and reliability. In this session we will look at challenges that are specific to geothermal well construction programs and proposed solutions.
Session Chairperson(s)
Gregory Payette - Exxon Mobil Corporation
Khaydar Valiullin - WellsX
  • 0900-0930 212438
    Building a Drilling System to Solve the Challenges of Drilling Hot Hard Rock for Geothermal
    A.P. Pink, A. Patterson, K. Thoresen, NOV
  • 0930-1000 212550
    Strategies for Prevention of Downhole Tool Failure Caused by High Bottomhole Temperature in Geothermal and HPHT Oil and Gas Wells
    M.S. Khaled, N. Wang, P. Ashok, D. Chen, E. van Oort, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 1000-1030 212512
    Geothermal Drilling - Collaborative and Holistic Applications Specific Solutions Drive Consistent Improvements in Drilling Efficiency and Operational Costs
    G. Mensa-Wilmot, XCIDrill Technology; R. Cotanda, D. Pazziuagan, Philippine Geothermal Production Company

Host Organisation


Platinum Partner

Saudi Aramco

Gold Partner



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Helmerich & Payne

Signage Sponsor



Baker Hughes

Lanyard Sponsor


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KCA Deutag

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