USA Chapter Events

Monthly Lunch & Learns

At these regular monthly events, networking and lunch are followed by a concise, topical technical presentation. With an emphasis on case studies, this bite-size event consistently provides members and their guests with a look at the latest and greatest that the industry has achieved.

Lunch & Learns are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Notifications will go out if one is postponed or cancelled.

We’re starting an offshore section of the ICOTA USA chapter. This section is going to focus on all types of intervention work being performed in the Gulf of Mexico, from new deep water subsea completions to P & A work on the shelf. The goal is to bring to light the existing and new challenges of today’s offshore well intervention industry and help solve these issues by improving communication and promoting technical awareness.

We are accepting abstracts for the 2015 technical luncheon schedule for both Houston and New Orleans / Lafayette.    Contact me if you are interested.


Thanks to the generosity of Schlumberger, a Webinar may be available for those unable to attend our luncheons in person!  Log in and participate from the comfort of your office or by using your smartphone! 

For those attending in person, lunch service will begin around 11:30am with the presentation beginning at noon. To ensure you attend the presentation in its entirety, we recommend you log on a few minutes early as there may be media players you'll need to install.   If WebEx is available for a meeting, a link for instructions will be included below. 


2014 Lunch & Learn Schedule

October 14, 2014 (Houston, TX)

TOPIC: Replacing Sucker Rods with Coiled Tubing in Rod Pumping Wells presented by Humberto (Bert) Leniek & Robert Lannom, CTLift Systems

Hilton Westchase  [map]
9999 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas

Replacing sucker rods with CT in rod pumping wells increase production by minimizing downtimes, and costly well services.

  • Discuss the application of Coiled Tubing as a pumping string replacing existing sucker rod string in oil and gas wells.
  • Review different applications / tests performed in the last few years.
  • CT Equipment needed for this type of service
  • Future massive application, based on Services Contract model
  • Advantages / Economic

Bio: Humberto (Bert) Leniek has many years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He started his career in Argentina with Amoco in Well Services and later worked for Hughes Tool Company as a drilling engineer. In the early eighties, Bert managed the Latin American division of Baker-Hughes Tubulars in Houston. From there he moved to Quality Tubing Inc. as technical consultant for new CYT applications; a relationship that is ongoing. Bert holds several patents on coiled tubing technology related to artificial lift of fluids in Oil & Gas wells, and is the owner of CTLift Systems International LLP. Presently he consults with Zeitecs, Inc., a Shell company dedicated to R&D of new artificial lift technologies. He can be reached at or

Robert Lannom has many years of experience in artificial lift technology in the Oil &Gas industry. He previously held the position of product line manager for Artificial Lift at Baker-Hughes-Centrilift, and has operator experience from his many years at Chevron. Robert presently manages sales for US and Canada at Zeitecs and can be reached at Robert.


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Oct 14: Lunch & Learn (Houston)

If WebEx is available for this meeting, a link for instructions will be included prior to the event. 

Lunch will be available around 11:30am with the presentation following at or around noon.  

November 4, 2014 (Houston, TX)


NEW - Norris Conference Center  [map]
816 Town & Country Blvd
Houston, Texas

Lunch will be available around 11:30am with the presentation following at or around noon.  

December 9, 2014 (Houston, TX)


Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

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Lunch will be available around 11:30am with the presentation following at or around noon.  

With the presenter's consent, a copy of the presentation will be available in the member's area of the website. You must be an active ICoTA member to access the presentations. You will need to login to the main ICoTA website in order to view or download the files.

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