09 Drilling Fluid Innovations

Tuesday, 7 March
Technical Session
As wells become longer and deeper, temperatures and pressures higher and drilling windows start to close, innovations within drilling and completion fluids are needed to meet these challenges. Attend this session to learn more about lubricants better adapted for non-aqueous drilling fluids, a novel pilot-scale test facility for qualifying lightweight fluids, solids control testing of low-density hollow glass beads drilling fluid, and a case study about non-damaging HP/HT reservoir drilling and completion fluids.
Session Chairperson(s)
Garrett Dawe - Aker BP ASA
Paul Scott - ConocoPhillips Co
  • 1600-1630 212554
    Investigation of Lightweight Drilling Fluids for Stability, Properties and Performance at Downhole Conditions Through a Novel Pilot Facility
    S. Bhagwat, A. Wileman, G. Beck, Southwest Research Institute; S. Rao, V.P. Gupta, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; L. Gutierrez, Southwest Research Institute
  • 1630-1700 212487
    Record-breaking HP/HT Reservoir Drilling and Open-hole Gravel Packing With Cesium Formate Fluids in a Marginal Mud Window Environment at Martin Linge
    S.J. Nilsen, H.U. Obrestad, H. Kaarigstad, N. Mansurova, T.A. Solvoll, Equinor ASA; J.M. Lochen, S.K. Howard, B.M. Abrahams, C.M. Busengdal, Sinomine Specialty Fluids
  • 1700-1730 212480
    Low Friction Drilling Fluid Additive Technology
    N. Akaighe, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Co; S.C. Zeilinger, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Co; D. Bhandari, J. Cutler, J. Bunquin, N. Bharadwaj, L. Dimitrijevs, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Co
  • 1730-1800 212470
    Full-scale Solids Control Testing of a Light Density Hollow Glass Beads Drilling Fluid
    N. Kostov, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
  • Alternate 212443
    Real-time Anomaly Detection Methodology for Drilling Fluids Properties
    M. Nogueira, T. Melo, C.M. Scheid, L.A. Calcada, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio De Janeiro; A.T. Waldmann, G.T. Teixeira, A.L. Martins, Petrobras

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Saudi Aramco

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Baker Hughes

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