This webinar will be about the pitfalls, problems, and lessons learned encountered in planning an extra-HPHT completion. The well is an exploratory land well located in south Louisiana. The completion interval is a sandstone below 23,000’, 18.7 ppg environment, maximum anticipated surface pressure is 19,300 psi, bottom hole temperature is 395°F, and H2S and CO2 are anticipated.
Examples of pitfalls encountered in completion design will include tubing design & qualification issues, perforating challenges, limited downhole production equipment, vendor selection & manufacturing challenges, and lack of service tools. The webinar will focus on unexpected problems encountered during design and planning, and not as much on known technology gaps.
Tom Freeman is a native of New Orleans and graduated from LSU in 1979 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He has spent his 34 year career working for Chevron in a variety of assignments primarily in the Gulf of Mexico including drilling, production, reservoir, business planning, Completion Engineer, Operations Supervisor, Cased Hole Superintendent, and Completion Technology. Tom is currently the Ultra-Deep Gas Completion Engineering Team Lead looking at completion designs and technology for wells potentially completed up to 30,000’ deep and 500°F.