Graduate Seminar - Stretching the Space: Accelerating Drilling Innovations

Friday, October 26, 2012 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Please join us at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 in Keplinger Hall, room #M2, for the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering's Graduate Seminar featuring Robello Samuel, Chief Technical Advisor (Drilling), Halliburton.


The recent years have witnessed the explosion of the number of horizontal wells that are being drilled around the world. The drilling of horizontal wells presents challenges for the operators, as well as for the well planners and petroleum engineers. The framework of questions to be addressed include “What are the present challenges associated with drilling horizontal wells?” and “What are the advancements in technologies needed to meet the challenges?” Although several challenges are inherently present, the presentation will particularly ponder the primary drilling challenges: Wellbore integrity and Well placement. Although the technology development has positively responded to the needs of horizontal drilling, its future advancement will include areas such as telemetry, sensors and data handling, and analytics.

Rami Younis
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