Technical Agenda: May 21 & 22, 2019

DAY 1 AGENDA: TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

Driving Drilling Efficiencies Through The Continued Push For Longer Laterals And Improvements in High-End Disruptive Technologies While Focusing Controlling Costs > Case Studies & Discussion Focused On Drilling Best Practices And Performance Records of New And Improved Technologies

9:10 Chair's Opening Remarks

DRILL THE MOST HIGH PERFORMING & COST-EFFECTIVE WELL POSSIBLE

9:15 Assess How Improved Drilling Practices Are Allowing E&Ps To Push Laterals Further & Faster And Get The Most Production Out While Controlling Costs

With the continued push for longer laterals, irrespective of acreage position, size and budget, operators everywhere are talking about achieving greater gains in drilling efficiencies, with end goals including...

> Trying to drill wells fast and at the lowest cost possible
> Being able to get wells online effectively and timely
> Trying to get the lowest unit price for disruptive technologies
> Minimize flat stops on critical paths
> Get more production out of the ground

No two basins are created alike, but operators and technology providers are widely recognizing that with slight adjustments, drilling practices can be effectively applied in other basins. 
> The opening keynote presentation gives attendees the chances to leverage the experience of drilling professionals who are bettering their drilling practices to drive those operational efficiencies.

  • Understand improvements in BHA configuration, including drilling fluids, bit selection, motors, in extended reach laterals
  • Find out what types of rates of penetration operators are achieving across different basins when drilling the laterals and curves
  • Hear how operators are implementing new, disruptive technologies without exponentially increasing costs
  • Assess ways to effectively complete long laterals without incurring failures
  • Determine the extent to which automation and analytics has been implemented in the systems and what type of efficiency gains are being realized as a result

Andrew Hunter, Drilling Manager, Guidon Energy

10:00 Question & Answer Session

CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF HOW LONG A LATERAL OPERATORS CAN DRILL

ASSESS SUCCESSES & LESSONS LEARNED TO ACHIEVE THE GREATEST, MOST OPTIMAL LENGTHS AND INCREASE DRAINAGE

STEP CHANGES TO DRILL THE LONGEST LATERAL POSSIBLE

10:15 What Step Changes Are Necessary To Go Beyond The 20,000 Foot Mark? Learn How Upcurve Energy Invested The Money, Muscle & Technology To Drill Ultra Long Laterals

  • Examine BHA designs that have been adopted to drilled extended laterals, faster and safer
  • Understand which technologies allowed the operator to drill further and faster
  • Find out how effective rotary steerable systems have been when extending the reach of laterals
  • Learn how lateral length decisions were made keeping budgets, leases and human resources in mind
  • Find out if the operator was satisfied with the execution and whether there are plans for drilling further afield

Dena Demboski, VP Drilling & Completions, UpCurve Energy

10:45 Question & Answer Session

10:55 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL LATERAL LENGTH

11:25 Know The Optimal Lateral Length For Your Dollar To Optimize Efficiency Improvements And Remain Cash Flow Positive

The debate on whether you will produce more and get more value with more lateral length continues.  With operators even more pragmatic on where they allocate and spend their dollars, questions that are being asked widely include...

''Are you getting as much production out of a 2.5 mile lateral that you would get out of 1.5 mile lateral, while covering costs? ''

''If you drill a well that's twice as long, do you get twice the production or do you get only 30% more recovery?''

''What's the cost and what makes the most sense?''

  • Examine the dollar cost per lateral foot drilled against the incremental recovery to determine the benefit of pushing laterals further and further
  • Sharing data on a well's EUR relative to lateral length  
  • Learn how lateral spacing and length decisions are being made with acreage positions, leases and budgets in mind

Tyler Langford, VP Drilling, Pearl Oil & Gas

11:55 Question & Answer Session

DRILL WELLS TIMELY & WITHIN BUDGET

TIGHTEN UP CURRENT PRACTICES TO BECOME MORE TIME & COST EFFICIENT, INCREASE EFFICIENCIES WHILE PROTECTING BOTTOM-LINE PROFITABILITY

There's always going to be a premium on how long, how fast and how safe you can drill - But with the cost continuing to be a key factor driving decisions, this discussion looks at leveraging the experiences of experienced industry professionals to help drive down drilling costs by bettering current practices and implementing new, cost-effective technologies

REDUCE DOLLAR-PER-FOOT & DRILLING DAYS

12:05 Assess Practical Strategies And Opportunities To Reduce The Cost-Per-Foot And Time Of Drilling Long Reach Laterals To Stay Competitive

  • Sharing practical experiences on how operators have managed to drill longer without incrementally increasing costs
  • Assess new BHA design configurations, downhole technologies and directional drilling systems that are proving to maximize efficiencies
  • Demonstrating how automation technologies can be adopted today to achieve cost savings in the future

Michael McCoy, Chief Operating Officer, Colony HB2 Energy

12:35 Question & Answer Session

12:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

PERFORMANCE RECORDS OF HIGH-END DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS THAT ARE ENABLING OPERATORS TO DRILL AGGRESSIVELY WHILE PERFORMING OPTIMALLY IN HIGH STRESS SITUATIONS

DRILL FURTHER & FASTER, MAXIMIZE ROP, MAINTAIN COST CONTROL

ROTARY STEERABLE SYSTEMS

1:45 Assess The Cost, Performance And Ability Of Advanced RSS Technology To Optimize Lateral Feet Drilled Per Day And Reduce Drilling Days 

  • Assess the performance of new, low-cost options that are promising to deliver high rate of penetrations
  • Hear actual performance results to establish the ability of RSS to increase lateral lengths and reduce number of days needed to drill long laterals
  • Niche Drilling With RSS: Sharing examples of formations/benches where RSS have performed better than motors without adding to cost
  • Find out measures to keep RSS in the ground, reduce failures and NPT

Frank Sims, Drilling Engineer, Talus Energy

2:15 Question & Answer Session

IMPROVED MUD MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES

2:25 Assess Performance Records Of Improved Mud Motor Technology To Drill Further, Faster And Cost-Efficiently

  • Mud Motor Selection : Understand how to select the right motor to achieve your desired lateral length
  • Monitor Performance : Learn about the latest innovations to monitor motor performance to maximize efficiency
  • Improved Technologies : Assess the cost vs. performance of improved mud motors to drill further and faster
  • Hydraulics : Learn about new technologies to keep your hydraulics right and keep your mud in good shape to deliver up to two and a half mile laterals

Robello Samuel, Adjunct Professor, University of Houston

2:55 Question & Answer Session

3:05 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

ROTARY STEERABLE SYSTEMS VS. CONVENTIONAL MOTORS

3:35 Assess The Cost, Performance And Failure Rates Of RSS Vs. Conventional Motors To Determine Equipment That Delivers The Highest & Fastest ROI

  • Cost/Value Trade-Off : Learn from real-world operator experiences whether paying higher cost for RSS delivers incrementally greater production compared to conventional motors
  • Where Do RSS Have Most Success? Understand under which operating conditions RSS perform better and deliver a faster ROI compared with conventional motors
  • Potential for Failures : Find out the magnitude of equipment failures when rotary steerable systems and motors are pushed to the limit in long lateral and harsh conditions

Frank Sims, Drilling Engineer, Talus Energy

Robello Samuel, Adjunct Professor, University of Houston

4:05 Question & Answer Session


GEOSTEERING TECHNIQUES

4:15 Examine The Latest Geosteering Techniques To Guide The Drill Bit, Keep Laterals In The Zone And Reduce Cost

  • Low-Cost Geosteering : Assess opportunities for lowering the cost of Geosteering, without the use of RSS
  • Stay In Zone : Discuss the latest instrumentation and software allowing operators to stay in zone and increase production
  • BHA Design : Understand how to modify the BHA to incorporate Geosteering equipment to increase drilling efficiency

Nathan Diehl, Geologist, Endurance Resources

4:45 Question & Answer Session

5:00 First Day Of The Conference Ends With The Chair's Closing Remarks

5:10 - 7:00 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Area

7:10 - 9:10 Invitation-Only 5* Dinner For Speakers Only

DAY 2 AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019

Achieve Greater Efficiencies By Optimizing BHA Designs, Adopting Automation And Drilling Data Analytics And Pad/Batch Drilling Strategies. Plus, Strategies For Effectively Managing Drilling Challenges Including Downhole Vibrations, Hole Cleaning, Casing And Cementing

8:50 Day Two Opens With The Chair's Opening Remarks

OPTIMAL BHA DESIGN: FINDING THE RIGHT CONFIGURATION TO DRILL EFFECTIVELY

9:00 Assess Different BHA Configurations That Are Optimizing Drilling Efficiency And Reliability While Maximizing ROP In Long Laterals

Establishing an optimal BHA design is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are a myriad of BHA configurations and assemblies and what works in one formation doesn't in another. Drillers are recognizing the need to match their BHA design to the formation types to efficiently drill laterals.

  • Examine how improvements in bearing systems allow BHAs to handle more torque and differential pressure
  • Hear which mud systems and weights are more effective in different formations and lengths
  • Assess how changes in rubber design enable improved durability of BHAs for longer laterals
  • Examine the latest and greatest bit technology to asses performance, lower drilling days and reduce cost
  • Learn which hole sizes and casing streams are being employed to increase drilling efficiency
  • Assess how developments in high torque tools and non-magnetic chrome based alloys are improving performance under high strain situations

Auggie Setiadarma, Drilling Manager, Diamondback Energy

9:30 Question & Answer Session


DRILLING FLUIDS

9:40 Discussing The Latest Techniques For Utilizing Drilling Fluids To Drill Horizontals Effectively

  • Fluid Composition : Assess innovations in drilling fluid composition: are operators still reliant on oil-based or are they moving to water-based to increase drilling efficiency
  • Fluid Selection : Establishing the optimal drilling fluid for each formation to improve performance and prevent equipment sticking
  • Brine-Based Fluids : Understand whether operators are considering brine-based fluids to control costs and improve efficiency

Wade Wondrasek, Senior Drilling Superintendent, Paramount Resources

10:10 Question & Answer Session

10:20 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

REAL-TIME DRILLING AUTOMATION & DATA ANALYTICS

UNDERSTAND CAPABILITIES & APPLICATION OF 'PLUG, PUSH & PLAY' AUTOMATION & ANALYTICS TO REALIZE GREATER GAINS IN EFFICIENCIES

DRILLING AUTOMATION

10:50 Learn How ConocoPhillips Is Achieving Efficiency Gains By Automating Rigs, Downhole And Direction Drilling Tools And Programs

  • Find out how the operator justified the investment and higher unit price and the length of time it took to start seeing efficiency gains and bottom line improvement
  • Find out how to automate the process to continuously adjust weight on bit and RPM to establish optimal drilling parameters
  • Assessing efficiency gains when using automated and remote downhole and directional drilling tools
  • Understand measures to achieve employee buy-in when moving people from the rig and controlling drilling operations from a neutral office hub

Hans-Jacob Lund, Bakken Drilling Engineer, ConocoPhillips

DIRECTIONAL DRILLING AUTOMATION: PANEL DISCUSSION

11:20 Learn How Directional Drilling Tools And Programs Were Implemented And What Results Were Achieved

  • Find out how the operator justified the investment and higher unit price and the length of time it took to start seeing efficiency gains and bottom line improvement
  • Find out how to automate the process to continuously adjust weight on bit and RPM to establish optimal drilling parameters
  • Assessing efficiency gains when using automated and remote downhole and directional drilling tools
  • Understand measures to achieve employee buy-in when moving people from the rig and controlling drilling operations from a neutral office hub

Varoon Sankar, Drilling Engineer, Laredo Petroleum

Hans-Jacob Lund, Bakken Drilling Engineer, ConocoPhillips

11:50 Question & Answer Session

12:00 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

ANALYZE & UTILIZE DRILLING DATA

1:00 Assess Quick And Effective Ways To Gather, Condense & Utilize Drilling Data To Improve Drilling Efficiency And Equipment Reliability

Over the last few years, there's been a big effort to collect 'digital' drilling data. For someone looking to design and/or drill a well, a lot of things need to be checked. And at that point, it becomes almost untenable to manage all of the data that is out there.

The challenge operators now have is data mining, and pulling data into something that is intelligible to make quick efficiency improvements.

  • Find out how what tools and technologies are available to effectively condense data
  • Learn what data is being used to optimize drilling parameters and increase efficiencies
  • Learn how to understand data trends on every step of the operation and determine which knobs to adjust and when to gain time and efficiencies in BHA configurations and connection times

This session provides an excellent opportunity for technology providers in the drilling analytics space to share  insight on how to gather, analyze and utilize drilling data

Please contact: sponsorship@american-business-conferences.com

1:30 Question & Answer Session


OPTIMIZE THE NUMBER OF WELLS DRILLED PER PAD

ASSESSING MULTI-WELL PAD DRILLING AND BATCH DRILLING TECHNIQUES

MULTI-WELL PAD & BATCH DRILLING STRATEGIES

1:40 Examine Multi-Well Pad And Batch Drilling Strategies To Achieve Better Production Outcomes And Improve Frac Efficiency

  • Discuss the advantages of drilling all the wells at one time rather than separately to achieve a more effective frac
  • Assess the number of wells per pad and number of pads to improve production outcomes. Is it 8, 10 or 12 wells per pad?
  • Learn how operators are planning and developing sections at one time instead of individual wells to achieve drain the reservoir better and remain cost efficient
  • Understand the economics of simultaneous drilling through production data analysis

Hans-Jacob Lund, Bakken Drilling Engineer, ConocoPhillips

2:20 Question & Answer Session

2:30 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

OVERCOME HORIZONTAL EXTENDED REACH DRILLING CHALLENGES

EFFECTIVELY MANAGE VIBRATIONS IN THE HORIZONTAL & KEEP THE HOLE CLEAN

MANAGE VIBRATIONS IN THE HORIZONTAL

3:00 Discussing How Operators Manage Vibrations In The Horizontal To Extend Equipment Reliability, Reduce Cost And Stay In The Zone

  • Vibration Mitigation Strategies : Understand the effect of vibrations on downhole tools and BHA and the strategies operators are using to manage the impact
  • Stabilization Methods : Assess how to keep your load stable and to steer better and keep your components together
  • Learn how to increase rotary steerable systems efficiency by effectively managing equipment vibrations

Jeremy Compton, Drilling Manager, Recoil Resources

3:30 Question & Answer Session

HOLE CLEANING

3:40 Hear Effective Hole Cleaning Practices To Move Cuttings From The Lateral While Maximizing ROP When Drilling At High Rates

  • Identify the right mud properties and viscosity to ensure cuttings are effectively removed from the hole
  • Quantify RPM velocity required, based on torque and drag measurements, to efficiently clean the hole
  • Preventative Maintenance: Sharing measures to take care of the hole to avoid problems down the road

4:10 Question & Answer Session


CASING & CEMENTING DESIGN

4:20 Assess Casing And Cementing Strategies To Effectively Maintain Circulation And Keep The Cost Down

  • Understand techniques to float and rotate casing to the bottom to efficiently complete 10,000 feet wells
  • Learn what size casing operators are using: Are they using different casing zones, 6 inch or up to 8 inch sizes - what works best?
  • Discuss the use of new air-sub casing designs, casing connection and centralizers

4:50 Question & Answer Session

5:00 Final Day Of The Conference Closes With The Chair's Closing Remarks

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