Tuesday, July 12, 2016
TOPIC: "A Road Map to Improve Coiled Tubing Well Intervention Services"
Speaker: Todd Green of Aramco Services Company
Norris Conference Center [map]
816 Town & Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
Lunch will be available starting at 11:30am with the presentation following at or around noon.
The utilization of coiled tubing (CT) by Saudi Aramco has grown four fold since 2008, from 200 CT interventions per year to over 900 CT well intervention operations in 2015. With the increase in interventions, there is eminently more risk for job incidents potentially resulting in lost time, money, and more importantly impacting the safety of our workforce. In order to improve service quality and reduce incident occurrences, Saudi Aramco has focused on developing internal resources, setting realistic standards and assessing service providers. Sharing the processes followed, lessons learned and re-occurring service quality issues should be of value to the practicing engineer. Saudi Aramco has developed a comprehensive coiled tubing (CT) well intervention program with the goal of ensuring that critical CT operations are conducted safely and effectively. The foundation for the integrated, knowledge and quality based CT well intervention program was built on the following principal components:
- The compilation and periodic revision of two comprehensive internal reference documents – the Saudi Aramco CT Manual and the Saudi Aramco Standards for CT Services. These documents are applicable company-wide for rig based and rigless CT operations in oil, gas and water wells. The manual and the standards focus on safe CT operations and maintaining full control of the well with multiple redundant closed and closeable barriers.
- The commitment of Saudi Aramco’s Upstream Professional Develop Center (UPDC) to be an industry leader in the accelerated training and development of upstream professionals. UPDC’s instructional design experts worked closely with internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to design CT courses to enhance learning and maximize relevance to job designs and operations taking place every day within the company. The principal basis for the course content was the two CT reference documents.
- A program to conduct comprehensive technical and quality management system (QMS) assessments of well intervention service providers was initiated to address concerns about the quality of the well intervention services provided by both current and future providers and to ensure that operations are conducted safely. An integral part of this effort was the development of a detailed manual for the technical and quality management system assessments to provide guidance for engineers and operations personnel who have no assessment experience.
The program was initiated over 15 years ago and has grown and evolved based on advances in the industry and lessons learned internally. Statistical trends of CT failures will be presented as a measure of the program’s success, and the results and an analysis of the findings from the comprehensive CT service provider assessments will be discussed. Instituting technical and quality standards, measuring compliance with these standards by performing periodic assessments, and providing training for the end users have resulted in lower incident rates and better delivery of service related product.
More about our Speaker
Todd Green is a Petroleum Engineering Specialist for Aramco Services Company in Houston, Texas.
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