Young Professionals Joint Society Event – Energy Debate 2018: Scotland’s Energy Future
Thursday November 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The future energy mix of Scotland will directly impact the oil and gas industry. Six societies, including the SPE Aberdeen Section, will come together for an evening of panel debate on the future of Scotland’s Energy. Discussions will cover the inevitable upcoming challenges and potential opportunities for younger engineers beginning their careers, through to experienced professionals alike, in this ever changing landscape.
YP Simplified Series. High Pressure Well Kill in Iraqi Kurdistan by Bob Menage
Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Kurdistan Regional Governate, Iraq . Sulaymaniyah, Kifri / Kalar. September 2013 to March 2014.
Required to build a non formation damaging completion fluid to 2.41 SG (20.1 ppg) in order to test and put into production a high volume, high pressure oil well.
Hasira 1. This well was drilled to depth and tested. Following perforation the well was unable to be controlled at 2.11 SG (19 ppg) and was killed using a cement plug. The cement plug was drilled out and the well displaced to a novel drilling fluid purpose built for this job. Due to the location in Iraq and the local environmental laws it was not possible to use a high density clear brine. The option was to build a heavy fluid from trucked in material. This is an industry first at this density and this presentation shows the processes required.