Deepwater Cementing: Past, Current and Future Challenges

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14/03/2012 12.00 for a 12.30 start 13/03/2012 59
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Deepwater Cementing: Past, Current and Future Challenges

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Over the past years, E&P expenditures have almost tripled with only a marginal increment on world's production, 8% of which is attributed to deepwater fields. Deepwater wells have always posed technological challenges in the industry. From a cementing perspective, a number of significant issues need attention in order to bring deepwater cementing to a higher level of field performance and reliability. Shallow water flows, bottomhole temperature modeling, laboratory testing standards and cementing equipment specifications are a few of the topics which have to be managed. Today, we continue to see increasing costs and logistical difficulties, tougher environmental standards and regulations on the deployment of chemicals in sensitive environments combined with the requirements for fit-for-purpose cement designs. As drilling expands into remote areas, with narrow drilling windows for which planning, logistics and on-site decision making will play a more critical role, selecting adequate enhanced cement systems that can be adapted to variations in density and temperature will be critical to the success of these operations.

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Parmelia Hilton Hotel


Dean Manifis

Ricardo Aboud, is currently the Country Director of Angola for Baker Hughes. He has spent the last 26 years in the oil industry. Aboud’s primary interests have been cementing and stimulation, and he has been involved in projects in more than 25 different countries, in all regions of the world. He was an SPE Director of Brazil Session (2005-2006) and the Secretary of SPE Session in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2001-2002), twice. Aboud is an author of numerous technical papers and magazine articles and has served on the technical committees of many conferences and workshops. He was the Distinguished Lecturer on cementing in the 2006 VI Seflucempo Conference in Isla Marguerita, Venezuela. He was also the President of the Brazilian Association of Service Companies, with 22 major international service companies, between 2006 and 2007. Aboud received a BSc degree in civil engineering with a specialisation in soil mechanics in 1983 from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil