SPE Online Education
Lost Circulation – Toolbox for a Scenario Based Systematic Approach to Reduce NPT (Non-Productive Time)
Recorded On: 02/20/2020
Lost circulation is one of the key contributors to Non-Productive Time (NPT) in drilling, completion and the cementing phase of a well. While the challenge is the same, the underlying causes are different based on the conditions of each of aforementioned operations. This therefore requires a holistic approach – for existing solutions such as Managed Pressure Drilling, Casing & Liner Drilling to be synergistically used with fluid design and contingency planning – to execute a successful overall operation. Various technologies should be evaluated as complimentary solutions and not mutually exclusive. This presentation will serve to highlight the various engineering, chemical and data-based tool at the industry’s disposal in what is referred to as the “lost circulation tool-box”. The presentation will also highlight workflows that are based on a systematic approach to increase the likelihood of success of the solutions and hence have a positive impact on reducing Non-Productive Time.
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Wellbore Services Technology Manager, Newpark
Mr. Amer, PMP, is Newpark's Wellbore Services Technology Manager, supporting lost circulation technology. He has worked in operations, technical services and R&D in domains including fluids and pressure control equipment including deepwater. Ahmed is member of API Subcommittee 13, AADE Fluids Conference technical committee, and is the Vice Chairman for AADE Fluids Management Group. At industry events, he has participated as a judge, steering committee member, session chair, reviewer, panelist and presenter. Ahmed acts as an industry advisor to two post-graduate university programs; holds IP; has authored 20+ publications and delivered deepwater and lost circulation classes to SPE.
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