First Quarter

Agenda

8:00 AM Coffee (Business Cards)
8:30 AM Introduction and Welcome – Gene Sparkman- ERCH, David Dowell -ChevronTexaco
8:35 AM DEA Business:
· Review 1Q02 Meeting Agenda – David Dowell
· Report Out on AADE Board Meeting – Mike Utt
· Report on Proposal and Methodology To Change DEA Charter – David Dowell
· Election of Officers for 2002/2003 – David Dowell
· Contractors Update of Active DEA Project’s – David Dowell
10:00 AM

DEA Projects:

DEA # 90 Phase IV – ” Drilling Plastic Shale at Great Depth; A Study to Improve Penetration Rates with Environmentally Acceptable Drilling Fluids “, Arnis Judzis, TerraTek – Sponsor – ChevronTexaco
10:45 AM DEA # 113 Phase II – “Drilling Gumbo Shale – A Study of Environmentally Acceptable Muds to eliminate shale hydration and related borehold problems” – O’Brien-Goins-Simpson & Assoc. – Sponsor – ChevronTexaco
11:30 AM LUNCH
12:30 PM DI #104 – “Modernization of Connection Performance and Reliability” – Brian Schwind of Petroleum Professional Inc – Sponsor – BP
1:15 PM DEA Technology Presentation:
“The Drilling Rig of the Future” – Barry Harding – BP
2:00 PM BREAK
2:15 PM

Other Business Items
Planning for the May 21-22 DEA Meeting/Forum – David Dowell/Mike Utt
Proposed Topic “Drilling in the Future”
Presentation Topics:
“Technology/Commercial Implementation Models”
“Wells of the Future”
“Rigs of the Future”
“The Drilling Engineer of the Future”
Who/What/When/Where & How
3:30 PM ADJOURN GENERAL MEETING

Minutes

The first quarter meeting of the Drilling Engineering Association was held on February 21, 2002 at the ERCH location in The Woodlands.

The meeting began at 8 am with coffee and registration. The introduction and welcome was given by Chairman David Dowell and was followed by a safety minute by Gene Sparkman. The meeting agenda was then presented by the David Dowell. After this, there were several DEA business items.

Mr. Mike Utt reported on his discussions with the AADE concerning the DEA and the AADE becomeing more closely linked. Mike attended an AADE board meeting and presented the idea of the DEA becoming an operating branch of the AADE. This was proposition was warmly received by the AADE. A discussion ensued with the meeting attendees which believed the idea need to be further researched and the details worked out before conmitments could be made. Mike Utt will continue to explore the issue.

Chairman David Dowell reported on the methodology that would be used to get a decision on the earlier proposed DEA charter changes. DEA Member companies representatives will be sent an e-mail containing proposed changes. This e-mail will have an “Approve” and “Reject” buttons attached. The e-mail will also indicate that anyone not voting in 30 days will be considered to have voted Approve. This will be done within the week after this meeting.

New DEA Officers for the 2002/2003 term were nominated and elected by the members. The following people were elected:
Chairman

Mike Utt
Vice Chairman

Jim Hawkins
Secretary/Treasurer

David Dowell
Board Member

Gary Collins
Board Member

Mike Payne
Board Member

Morris Keene

Pending approval of the proposed Charter changes the following people were elected as Associate Members of the Advisory board:
Board Member

John Rogers
Board Member

Glenda Wylie
Board Member

Ron Bland

The DEA project list and the status of the previously proposed JIPs were updated with input from some of the attendees.

DEA Projects: Presented

DEA # 90 Phase IV – ” Drilling Plastic Shale at Great Depth; A Study to Improve Penetration Rates with Environmentally Acceptable Drilling Fluids “, ( Power Point-Right Click and “Save Target As” to Download – 2.1MB) ( Arnis JudzisThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , TerraTek – Sponsor – ChevronTexaco (Word Document Proposal- Right Click and “Save Target As” to Download – 470KB)

DEA # 113 – Phase II – “Drilling Gumbo Shale – A Study of Environmentally Acceptable Muds to Eliminate Shale Hydration and Related Borehole Problems” (Power Point-Right Click and “Save Target As” to Download – 740KB) – Jay SimponThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it of O’Brien-Goins-Simpson & Assoc. – Sponsor – ChevronTexaco

DI #104 – “Modernization of Connection Performance and Reliability” (Power Point-Right Click and “Save Target As” to Download – 210KB) – Brian SchwindThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it of Petroleum Professional Inc – Sponsor – BP

The project proposal were followed by a short presented by Barry Harding of BP on an internal study being conducted by BP. The presentation was designed to stimulate discussion and interest in the DEA forum being planned for May 21-22 at South Shore Harbor.

DEA Technology Presentation:
“The Drilling Rig of the Future” – Barry Harding – BP

Discussion then followed on the upcoming Forum in May. The tentative forum plans were presented to the membership and dicussed. Many good ideas were presented and dicussed. The DEA Advisory Board will finialize the Forum plans and notify all the membership. The tenative title of the forum will be.

* The Future of Well Contruction
o Wellbore of the Future
o Rigs of the Future

The meeting was Adjourned.

Meeting Attendees:

Sylvia Bennett ERCH
Gary M. Briggs TIW
Dennis Calloway Petrospec Technologies Inc.
Curtis Cheatham Computalog Technology
Curtis Cheatham Computalog Technology
Gary J. Collins Conoco Inc.
J. David Dowell ChevronTexaco
Robert A. Estes Inteq
Chris Greaves BP Exploration
Barry W. Harding BP America Inc.
Mike Harris Apache Corp.
James R. Hawkins ExxonMobil Development Company
Amis Judzis TerraTek
Morris Keene Occidental OIL and GAS Corp
Steve D. McCoy Phillips Petroleum Co.
John D. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E. NETL
Brian E. Schwind, P.E. PPI Technology Services
Jay P. Simpson OGS Associates
Russell Smith Knowledge Systems, Inc.
Gene W. Sparkman ERCH
Cheryl L. Stark BP America Inc.
Ron Sweatman Halliburton
Michael E. Utt, P.E. Unocal Corporation
David M. Weinberg, Ph.D. INEEL
Thomas E. Williams Maurer Technology (Noble Drilling)
Keith Womer Varco Drilling Equipment
Glenda Wylie Halliburton
David B. Young Inteq Drilling Fluids