13 November 2013 (Host: Baker Hughes)

DEA Technology Forum – 13 November 2013

LOCATION: Baker Hughes

2001 Rankin Road
Houston, Texas  77073


The meeting was hosted by Baker Hughes at their 2001 Rankin Road, Houston, Texas facility. Ron Bland, Baker Hughes, opened the meeting and briefed attendees on safety procedures.

Ben Bloys, Chevron, made welcoming remarks and discussed potential 2014 forum themes. Suggested topics included:

  • Environmental issues. How to make sites environmentally friendly.
  • Technology around shale
  • Getting high data rates from down hole
  • Automation and adapted well construction – real time data to make alterations and decisions on the fly
  • Push towards human-machine interface

The following presentations were made:

WI-AZIP Tool for Expandable Metal Packers – Alex Kosmala, Saltel Industries

High Strength Elastically Expanded Monobore Assemblies – Jeff Spray, Dynamic Tubular

Lowering Drilling costs, Improving Safety and Environmental Impact Through Zonal Isolations in Horizontal Wells (RPSEA Project) – Jessica McDaniel, CSI

Durable Cement Systems for Long Term Zonal Isolation – Deepak Khatri, Baker Hughes

Micro-seismic: Monitoring Hydraulic Fracturing – Dick Zinno, Weatherford

Well Abandonment and Late-Stage Intervention Total Service Package – Delaney Olstad, Weatherford

Safety and Efficiency Through Advanced Video Processing – John Kozicz and Trent Martin, Transocean, and Mark Hibbard and Peter Torrione, CoVar Applied Technologies

Having no other business, the meeting was then adjourned.