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Petroleum Technology Forum, November 13, 2012
The next Petroleum Technology Forum will be on Tuesday, Novmber 13 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. The speaker is SPE Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Luiz Alberto Santos Rocha.
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Registration: 11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$30.00 for non members
Students are Free
A Methodology To Design Exploratory Wells
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Luiz Alberto Santos Rocha
This presentation will describe the well-management process used by Petrobras to design and drill exploratory wells. The case of an offshore well drilled in a remote area of the Black Sea will be examined. Ranked as a well of the highest complexity level, the drilling of this ultra deepwater wildcat well has faced a number of expected hazards, such as the presence of shallow gas zones, long abnormally pressurized intervals, and low fracture pressure gradient sections.
Luiz Alberto Santos Rocha has worked for Petrobras for more than 32 years. He is currently the Senior Advisor of the International Drilling Group. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and MBA both from the Pontíficia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU).
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