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Using data to improve well integrity

Getting better advance warning about potential problems - managing the lifecycle of the well
Admission £100
Eamonn F. Doyle
» Vice President, Realtime Operations
» Ikon GeoPressure
Ian McRobbie
» Consulting Solution Lead
» Wipro Limited

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

This event is a meeting place for people in Aberdeen working with well integrity, who would like to keep up to date with the latest developments in thinking and practise to do more with data to manage the integrity of wells, both during drilling and over the lifecycle.

Problems we will tackle include keeping on top of geophysical stability while drilling, understanding integrity of wells you have acquired,
getting a better understanding of the condition of older wells without physical examination, and making better decisions about which older wells require attention.

Student / academic registrations are available for £5 (£6 with VAT) if you register with voucher code 'ACADEMIC'

We have a related event on the previous day, doing more with drilling data.
Limited places, please register now to secure yours!

  • Conference producer: Karl Jeffery, editor of Digital Energy Journal, tel 44 208 150 5292, e-mail
  • Sponsorship manager: Richard McIntyre, sales manager, Digital Energy Journal, Tel 44 208 150 5296, e-mail


8:30 Welcome coffee
9:10 Karl Jeffery - Editor
Digital Energy Journal
Chairman's introduction

Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday
9:15 Eamonn F. Doyle - Vice President, Realtime Operations
Ikon GeoPressure
Realtime Geopressure and Wellbore Stability Monitoring while Drilling

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Talk Description.
- Why bother? Isn't the Predrill prognosis good enough?
- Can it be justified? Do the maths!
- Make the most of your valuable data and knowledge
- Some uses of data in realtime, with case histories
Ikon GeoPressure provide global best practice in subsurface pressure analysis. Delivering consulting, training and integrated technology to reduce risk and increase success from overpressure and geopressure in exploration, development and production situations. Ikon GeoPressure are part of Ikon Science, the global geoscience technology company committed to bringing innovative geoscience technology to the upstream oil and gas industry.

Ikon Science, founded in 2001, employs over 80 people and has offices in London, Durham, Edinburgh, Houston, Boulder, Lagos, Kuala Lumpur and Perth Western Australia.
9:45 Ian McRobbie - Consulting Solution Lead
Wipro Limited
Safeguarding Well Integrity post-Transfer of Owner

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Talk Description.
- exchanging well integrity data during asset divestments / acquisitions
- identifying, extracting and verifying relevant data
- understanding what downhole equipment you have acquired, decisions which led to its installation and what data these decisions were made on

With recent global activity showing an average of between 85 – 90 Asset Divestments / Acquisitions per quarter, at a total cost of ~$35bn per quarter, the Oil and Gas industry seems set for a for a continuing future of asset exchanges, both in the Upstream and Downstream segments.

It’s strange then that there does not appear to be any real consensus regarding the exchange of, and more importantly the audit of, data during these transactions ; no industry recognised standard framework exists for th
Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. Wipro harnesses the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents.

Together, Wipro discovers ideas and connects the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
10:15 John Proust - Head of UK O&G Project Delivery
Oxand Group
Using well fault tree interactive database to better inform well integrity decision making

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Talk Description.
Experience developing a well integrity integrated approach for North Sea offshore operators
How to improve decision making in well integrity management for maximising availability,safety,regulatory compliance & financial performance
Structure your well data information to minimise risk
Tailor your well integrity monitoring strategy
Prioritise well interventions using better data

10:45 Coffee
11:15 John Kearns - Well examiner
NRG Well Examination Ltd
The well examiner's perspective on improving the management of production phase well integrity

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Talk Description.
In the past, in relation to well integrity management, the main focus has often been on the well design and construction phases of the well life-cycle. More recently a number of operators have also started to pay increasing attention to the production operations and maintenance phase.

As independent Well Examiners working for a wide range of operators around the world, NRG WEL has a unique perspective on the different approaches to production-phase well integrity management that are being adopted.

In this short talk we will consider the following:
- Developments in Technical Standards for production well integrity management.
- The type of production-phase integrity records that are now being compiled.
- Differing approaches to record-keeping and data manipulation.
- The role of the Independent Well Examiner.
John Kearns has over 35 years experience of the international upstream oil & gas industry in a variety of engineering, operations & HSE management roles. More recently he works with NRG WEL as a Well Examiner specialising in intervention, workover and production-phase well examination. John has degrees in both Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering.

NRG Well Examination Ltd
NRG Well Examination Limited (NRG WEL) provides independent assessment of the integrity of well design, construction and production operations for the international upstream Oil & Gas industry. Although well examination started in the UK as a result of post-Piper Alpha regulations, the approach is increasingly being adopted around the world. NRG currently has some 40 clients covering well operations in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia and Australasia.
11:45 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Panel discussion

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Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Close
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