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New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase

Recorded On: 02/20/2014

This webinar event is mini-panel of young technologies deployed in deepwater which have been featured in JPT under the Young Technology Showcase series. It will feature a short keynote addressing the importance of new technology for present and future deepwater developments, followed by two presentations on Young Technologies.

The two presentations include:

1. A new Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) technique called EC-Drill for use on floating drilling vessels.

2. Today's oilfields are continuously increasing in complexity, risk and cost. Because of these constraints, the gathering of reservoir surveillance data with permanently installed sensors or production logging tools (PLT) may often be cost-prohibitive or technically unfeasible.

Art J. Schroeder Jr.
Manager for DeepStar® Deepwater Research Consortium

Art has over 25 years experience in operations, engineering, construction, strategy development, and crisis management. He is currently providing consultancy services to DeepStar, a Chevron managed 80+ member consortium focused on collaborative space, deepwater technology identification and development. He sits on several corporate, professional, and civic boards and has published numerous technical papers

Art was graduated from Georgia Tech with both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering, and from the University of Houston with an MBA, major in Finance and International Business. He has also completed several post graduate certificate programs.

James Dech
Senior Drilling Engineer, AGR Subsea

James A. Dech has over 34 years in the upstream oil industry with nearly 27 years in the development and evaluation of the application of new technologies. He is currently a Senior Project Engineer for AGR Enhanced Drilling providing engineering, technical, and software support for the development of the new MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling) system they are developing.

Prior to joining AGR, he worked in a similar capacity with Ocean Riser System and was an international consultant working for companies primarily in Mexico and Norway. He also worked was a Vice President for 6 years for Maurer Engineering and 12 years for Atlantic Richfield Company where he was involved with the initial development and field testing of the medium-radius horizontal drilling systems and participated in several horizontal drilling projects around the world. He has a BSPE from Marietta College, Ohio in 1979.

Brock Williams
General Manager RESMAN USA

Brock Williams joined RESMAN as General Manager for RESMAN’s North American operations in 2010. Prior to RESMAN, Brock spent 28 years working for BP in a variety of positions in Lafayette, Louisiana; Aberdeen, Scotland; Anchorage, Alaska and Houston, Texas. Brock’s last assignment in BP was Intelligent Wells Project Manager where he worked with technology providers to develop reservoir surveillance technologies.

Sponsored by: Reservoir Description and Dynamics Technical Director

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