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AADE/IADC Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker : Mark Anderson

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UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering AADE/IADC student chapters hosted Mark Anderson at their first monthly meeting this semester on February 19th.

Mark Anderson advises companies and boards on project specific matters. He provides consulting services with emphasis on drilling technology.

Previously Mark worked for Shell for 37 years in a variety of Well Engineering and Well Delivery Operations positions, with both technical and management responsibilities. His position before leaving Shell was as
General Manager Drilling Mechanics Technologies. He started in New Orleans, had expat assignments in 6 countries (Brazil, Portugal, Syria, Scotland, Gabon, The Netherlands) totaling 20 years before moving to
Houston where he still lives. Mark is also Chair of SPE’s Drilling System Automation Technical Section and sits on the Center for Houston’s Future – Future of Energy O&G Working Group.

Presentation Highlights
Shell embarked on a project to improve and optimize BOP and other pressure testing operations on drilling rigs and other types of units executing completion, work-over and abandonment operations, in 2013.
This presentation will explain (1) the objectives of the project, (2) what technologies were utilized and how they were deployed, (3) performance improvement results achieved to date, and (4) how these technologies/results can be replicated by other. The scope of this automated BOP testing project touches on: Pressure test planning, data collation, interpretation of pressure testing data, data exchange, modeling and data analysis, pumping equipment, valve position identification, value actuation, leak detection, and reporting.

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