Dallas AIChE – May 22nd, 2012 Meeting Announcement
DATE: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012
TIME: 6:00 PM Officer / Directors’ Meeting
6:30 PM Section Meeting (at this meeting we will be voting on our new proposed Bylaws)
7:00 PM Social Hour (Bring your business cards) and dinner
8:00 PM One technical hour presentation
PLACE: Two Guys From Italy Restaurant
(West side of Webb Chapel Rd, South of Forest Lane)
11637 Webb Chapel Rd.
Dallas, TX 75229
COST: Cost of your meal (typically $8-15 – the restaurant will bill you individually, including the tip in the bill)
SPEAKER: Patrick Crawford, Principal Technical Professional, Halliburton Energy Services
TOPIC: Horizontal Drilling - What it is and why the public is hearing so much about it lately – 1 PDH (0.1 CEUs)
Oil and gas well drilling is a complex, expensive, and time consuming operation. In the past, wells were drilled vertically or slightly directionally, limiting the exposure of the wellbore to the zones of interest. Advances in drilling technology over the past decade have allowed operators to drill oil and gas wells horizontally and maximize contact with the producing reservoir. Many recent advances in bit technology, drilling fluids, top drives, and directional tools have allowed operators to drill these wells in a fraction of the time compared to earlier on. We will discuss some of the components used to drill today’s horizontal wells and some of the recent technology advances that have helped reduce overall drilling days.
RSVP: by email to Jrodriguezperazz@aol.com. If by phone, please call J. R. Rodriguez at 940-725-0493.
What’s in it for me? Here’s part of your answers:
• I will augment my understanding on what well drilling involves
• I will get a better understanding of what horizontal drilling is and why it is important to your likely career activities.
• I will learn why and where the ability to drill horizontally is important.
• I will see ways in which horizontal drilling is done safely and cost efficiently.
• I will convince myself whether horizontal drilling practices are safe.
• For my professional license I need continuing education hours. I will learn something about a phase of process safety management and gain 1 PDH (0.1 CEUs).
• During the meeting I will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the Chemical Engineering field.
At this meeting you may also volunteer to request or offer a talk on your favorite engineering or management subject, making yourself known to your peers and seniors attending the meeting or receiving the meeting invitation. Do not miss the meeting!
Speaker: Patrick Crawford, Principal Technical Professional, Halliburton Energy Services
S.E. Tech Team - Completion Tools, 2601 E. Belt Line Rd. (MS 1A231), Carrollton, TX 75006-5401, O: 972-418-3880, C: 214-649-7637
• Technical Advisor for Halliburton Completion Tools based in Carrollton, TX
• Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana Tech University in Chemical Engineering
• 6 years experience with Halliburton
• Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Association of Drilling Engineers