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Latest Developments in Drilling and Cementing R&D

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

A comprehensive overview will be given of latest developments in Dr. van Oort’s Drilling R&D group at the University of Texas at Austin and its collaborating partners. New work will be presented in the fields of cementing/zonal isolation, novel drilling fluid testing and design, drilling-related rock mechanics, drilling automation and drilling data analytics. If you want to learn more about what is new in the fields of real-time cementing sensors, superior alternatives to portland cement and improved zonal isolation & well abandonment, high-performance water-based mud replacements for oil-/synthetic-based muds, novel shale-fluid testing techniques, conventional and new thermal wellbore strengthening, multi-phase flow simulation / automated well control / MPD control, and high-frequency data analytics, then this is a presentation you should consider attending.

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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

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Dr. Eric Van OortDr. Eric van Oort became Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, after a 20-year industry career with Shell Oil Company. He holds a PhD degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Amsterdam. He has (co-)authored more than 190 technical papers, holds 14 patents, is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, a SPE Distinguished Member, and the 2017 winner of the prestigious international SPE Drilling Engineering Award. At UT Austin, he directs drilling-related R&D in two industry consortia (RAPID and CODA) with over 25 industry company sponsors, covering drilling automation & control, sensor design, big data analytics, complex well construction challenges, and well abandonment & decommissioning. Recently, he has become involved in deep closed-loop geothermal drilling through UT’s new GEO initiative, for which he is the technical lead. In addition, he is the co-founder of 3 start-up companies, including SPYDR dedicated to drilling automation technologies, and is the CEO of his own consulting company.