SPE Online Education
QRI Expert Hour -- Using a Data-Driven Technology to Improve Drilling Efficiency
Recorded On: 03/21/2018
Experts show how a data-driven technology was applied to hundreds of wells in a major oil field, quickly processing and aggregating large data sets, identifying drilling bottlenecks, and improving drilling efficiency.
Dr. Hamed Darabi
Technology Execution Leader, QRI
Dr. Darabi is the technology execution leader at Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI). Since 2013, Dr. Darabi served as the team lead for multiple field studies, and was involved in the development of various proprietary products at QRI. He also worked on several giant fields in Middle East to implement QRI technologies and perform reservoir studies. Prior to QRI, Dr. Darabi worked as reservoir engineer at Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation and various companies in Middle East, since 2006. His experience spans reservoirs in California, Kuwait, Partitioned Zone, Iran, UAE, Mexico, and Iraq.
Dr. Ali Karimi
Drilling and Completion Analyst, QRI
Dr. Karimi is a drilling and completion analyst at Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI). He also worked at University of Texas at Austin as a research scientist in 2013 where he worked on drilling and completion research projects related to multi-phase gas influx modeling, drilling automation, thermal fluid design and modeling, managed pressure drilling modeling, and wellbore strengthening. These projects were sponsored by major operators and service companies including ConocoPhillips, Shell, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, NOV, Saudi Aramco, etc., as part of Rig Automation and Performance Improvement in Drilling (RAPID) consortium. He has (co)authored more than 30 technical papers, holds 5 patents, and serves as an associate editor in Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (JNSGE).
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