Tech Talks: Managing Pressure – It’s Not Just For Drilling

Join Weatherford’s Carlos Iturrios and Abdul Saboor in this SPE Tech Talk as they discuss how the tools and techniques of managed pressure drilling are not just for drilling operations or just the most challenging wells. 

Managing pressure is a performance-enhancing solution for almost any well and a wide variety of well operations. Get it right and the benefits are greater efficiency, fewer problems and a productive well.

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Drilling technical discipline.

David Gibson (Moderator)


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David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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Carlos Iturrios

MPD Technical Manager Saudi Arabia


Carlos has more than 15 years of progressive Oilfield experience in Managed Pressure Drilling Operations designing and executing operations with single-phase and two-phase drilling fluids, HPHT, LPHT wells and high-pressure gas wells. His oilfield career started as MPD Field Engineer in Mexico and participating in projects in Latin America and later he transferred to the Middle East where he fulfilled roles as Operations Coordinator for Gas Operations and Lead MPD Engineer. Currently he is the MPD Technical Manager for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for Weatherford.

Abdul Saboor

Geo-Zone Technical Manager


Abdul Saboor is Geo-Zone technical Manager with 14 years of operations and business development experience at Weatherford International, a tier-1 Oil and gas service company. He has started his career as a Technical assistant with MPD/UBD drilling operations. In his years of experience, Abdul has worked in culturally diverse geography on numerous, managed pressure drilling projects in Asia, Africa and Europe. Abdul Saboor holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University, UK and MBA from London Business School.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Weatherford.


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