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Let's Challenge the Deepwater Well Design Paradigm with Casing Drilling |SPE TUC Student Chapter|28.03.2024 |17:00

The SPE Student Chapter of Technical University of Crete would like to invite you to the upcoming talk of Mr.Steve RosenbergExecutive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Subsea Drive Corporation. The topic of the event is «Let's Challenge the Deepwater Well Design Paradigm with Casing Drilling». This online event will be held on Thursday 28 March 2024 at 17:00 EET (UTC+2).
You can participate online via the Google Meet platform. We are looking forward to your participation! You can join the Google Meet through the following link:
Μr.Rosenberg's Talk - Google Meet Link

At the end of the event, all the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. This event is a must-attend! Be sure to save the date and join us.

Deepwater well design has not really evolved in the last half century. A major design deficiency is the shallow setting depth of the structural casing not leveraging the increasing fracture gradient below the seafloor. The structural casing setting depth is limited to about 100 meters below the seafloor due to the technical limitations of the jetting process. Jetting uses bit and mud motor technology without pipe rotation to “push” the structural casing into the formation without pipe rotation which is insufficient for drilling harder sediment. The result is premature slimming of well architecture in the riserless interval leading to narrow drilling operating pressure windows deeper in the well. This deficiency in well design and inefficient mitigation of shallow hazards are reasons deepwater operators may fall short of their well construction objectives.

This presentation makes the case for casing drilling as a viable replacement for jetting in the structural casing. Unlike jetting, casing drilling is a more mechanically efficient drilling system not limited by mud motor output as it uses casing rotation to drill. Casing drilling is well proven in land and shallow water operations for top hole drilling efficiency, reducing flat times, and mitigating hazard intervals in a single trip. This talk will discuss transitioning casing drilling to the deepwater riserless interval where it can be an enabling technology to deepen the structural casing depth based on fracture gradient, deployed as a mitigant for shallow hazards, and a means providing deepwater operators a more optimal well design for a successful outcome.

Short CV:
Steve Rosenberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Subsea Drive Corporation. He has held various engineering and management positions for Weatherford with 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including operator and rig contractor drilling engineering positions. Steve served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2020-2021 and is currently serving in the 2023-2024 season. He is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in casing and liner drilling applications having authored numerous papers and articles on these subjects. Additionally, he holds four patents. Steve earned BS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and Biology from St. Lawrence University

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