SPE Online Education
Using the revised and improved API19B to enhance your perforating performance
Recorded On: 05/15/2019
For many years, the benchmark for indicating perforation performance in the well was a surface gun test into concrete. However, it became recognized that shooting an API concrete target at a surface could not be effectively correlated with actual downhole conditions of overburden, reservoir pressure and rock properties. After many years of effort on behalf of the Operators, the service contractors and manufacturers were finally persuaded to accept that the correlating of real well conditions with concrete was not helpful to the Operators and their well performance. Since then, new standards have been written to promote shots into stressed rock targets as the standard for identifying performance down hole. All the contractors and manufacturers now have dedicated facilities to provide stressed rock tests and are actively developing improved charges that work well in real reservoir conditions, rather than concrete at surface. Having passed through over a decade with almost no new developments in perforating, the last 5 years have seen significant developments in technology, with contractors and manufacturers working actively to improve performance and technology.
This webinar is categorized under the Completions discipline.
Mark S. Brinsden
Mark has 40 years of global experience in the oil field. Starting with Schlumberger in 1980 and leaving Shell after 12 years as Global Perforating Lead and Principal Technical Expert for Perforating in 2018, to form Vektor Energy Inc. in Houston. Mark is currently very active in the area of perforating, with several inventions in perforating already developed and additional ones ready for development.
Mr. Brinsden is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, Founder and President of the International Perforating Forum – Perforators.org and Chairman of API RP 19B Perforating Standards Committee. He is very active in SPE, holding responsibilities such as: Associate Editor of SPE Drilling and Production Journal, Chairman of the SPE Energy Information Committee, Former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, member of the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee and a member of the SPE Completions Advisory Committee. Mark is a foremost global expert in Perforating and Energetics Technologies.
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