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Technical Resources


Short Courses & Training

The following training courses were specifically developed for the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition in The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

There will be a networking lunch between the sessions for all registered students. This will allow you the opportunity to speak with instructors on a one-on-one basis and peers about these evolving topics and the industry as a whole.


Coiled Tubing & Its Applications
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 0800-1700
The Marriott Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

Duration/Credit Hours: 1-day / 0.8 CEU

Additional information for this course.

Description
This 1-day course presents an introduction to coiled tubing (CT) as a tool for workover, drilling, and completions. It provides an overview of conventional CT applications, the properties of CT, its manufacture, surface equipment and subsurface tools. A significant portion of the course covers mechanical performance, including working limits, buckling, lockup and fatigue. There will also be a discussion of drilling technology and hydraulics.

Why You Should Attend
Coiled tubing has many applications in the oil and gas industry. Anyone involved with exploration and production should be familiar with the basics of this versatile technology.

Who Should Attend
This introductory course is appropriate for those who are new to coiled tubing, and for anyone who would like to refresh or expand their knowledge.

About the Instructor
Ed Smalley has more than 30 years of oilfield experience, including new product development, field operations, sales and management. His expertise includes coiled tubing, formation evaluation, coalbed methane, hydraulic fracturing and the commercialization of emerging technology. Smalley began his career with Schlumberger and held various positions in sales and operations. He later joined the Gas Technology Institute, where as director of E&P business development he spearheaded the commercial launch of more than 60 new E&P products. Smalley is currently the general manager of National Oilwell Varco’s Coiled Tubing Equipment Services (NOV CTES) in Conroe, TX. Smalley holds a BS in Engineering from Kansas State University.


Subsea Well Intervention
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 0800-1200
The Marriott Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

Duration/Credit Hours: 1/2-day / 0.4 CEU

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This distinctive half-day training course was specifically developed for the Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition.

Description
This course is intended as an introductory technical course providing awareness level information on the main aspects of current subsea well intervention technology, applications and activities. The main focus is on specialized subsea well intervention technology and operations with wireline or coiled tubing.

The course is primarily intended for personnel new to either well intervention practices or subsea well operations or both. This course will be delivered by both operator and service company experts in this area. Adequate time will be allocated for questions and discussions.

Topics Include:

  • Drivers for subsea well intervention – economic benefits
  • A review of terminology and categorizations used
  • Applications Equipment and technology
  • Operations

Why You Should Attend
Here is your opportunity to learn the latest subsea well interventions from recognized experts in the field and assure continued productivity.

Who Should Attend
Any personnel who are involved in subsea well intervention and operations with wireline or coiled tubing in subsea wells will find value in the materials shared regarding this emerging technology.

About the Instructor
The course will be delivered by experts in this field from Statoil, FMC, and Helix Well Ops.


Tractor Technologies for Well Interventions
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 1330-1730
The Marriott Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

Duration/Credit Hours: 1/2-day / 0.4 CEU

Register for this course.

This distinctive half-day training course was specifically developed for the Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition. There will be a networking lunch between the sessions for all registered students. This will allow you the opportunity to speak with instructors on a one-on-one basis and peers about these evolving topics and the industry as a whole.

Description
This afternoon course will take an operational perspective on the state of light intervention technology and how it is changing the way some operators are designing their wells — to be more intervention friendly. The downhole tractor and associated technologies, such as milling, cleaning and hydraulic stroking, have come of age and are being applied in the full range of well deviations, including vertical and inverted wells. Learn how this emerging technology helps with reduce cost, less HSE risk and improved recoveries by enabling more frequent and cost effective interventions.

Why You Should Attend
Tractor associated technologies have come of age in the last 15 years and are being applied in all ranges of deviation, including vertical and inverted well. Learn how this emerging technology helps in reduced cost, less HSE risk, and improved reservoir recovery.

Who Should Attend
Any personnel who are involved in logging, well completions, HSE, or reservoir recovery in subsea wells will find value in the materials shared regarding this emerging technology.

About the Instructors
Alex Crabtree (facilitator) has more that 29 years experience in the oil and gas service industry. Currently he holds the position of Senior Advisor for Well Interventions within Hess’s E&P Technology department, based in Houston. He has been involved with the coiled tubing and intervention industry since 1984. In addition he has worked in the cement, fracturing, acidising, nitrogen, leak detection, fishing and industrial cleaning services during his career. Work assignments have included work in the Middle East, Far East, North Sea and North America. He has authored 10 papers, holds 4 patents, is a past program committee chairman for the SPE/ICoTA CT Conferences and the SPE Applied Technology Workshops. For 2001-2002 Season he was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Duncan McBain currently serves as project manager for Aker Solutions in Houston, Texas. Originally from Scotland, he has over 22 years experience in international wireline operations, maintenance, manufacturing and project management, including work in a dozen different countries across the globe. He joined Aker Solutions Well Service group in 2008 and recently completed a 1 year assignment in Stavanger, Norway. Duncan has a BEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Brian Schwanitz is a graduate of Michigan Technological University in applied geophysics and has worked in the oilfield service industry for 34 years, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger. He joined Welltec in 2002 and started the USA business for Welltec where, in six years the business grew from one location to eight operating bases with over 80 employees. Following two years as vice president of global sales and marketing at the company headquarters in Denmark, he took the position of vice president Latin America in Brazil and is now vice president of global accounts in Houston. Brian has 30 years as an SPE member, 16 published SPE papers and trade journal articles, and is currently in his ninth year on the ICOTA board, serving as vice chairman. He was recently selected to be an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2012–2013.


 

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