CSI to present papers at AADE Fluids Technical Conference

CSI Technologies will present three papers at the 2016 American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) National Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition, April 12-13, in Houston. The conference is a premiere event showcasing unique advancements in drilling, completion, cementing, and fracturing fluids.

Dedicated to innovations that meet customer needs for a full spectrum of cementing operations, CSI’s recent research, accepted by AADE for the April conference, includes proven methodologies that decrease costs while improving applications.

CSI Senior Operations Engineer Jessica McDaniel, PE, will present new field research data for US shale operators that will reduce drilling costs and improve commercial viability. By standardizing the cementing performance analysis process when comparing multiple cementing service companies, CSI is able to save operators an estimated $130,000 per well in cementing materials alone.

Hurricane season can wreak havoc on offshore operations, but new research presented by CSI Resin Technologist/Engineer Jorge Leal has improved the permanent abandonment of wells on damaged platforms. The successful application through gravity displacement of a resin sealant created secondary annular barriers on three wells with a 2 7/8 x 7-in. annulus, above the production packers, in 210 ft water depth.

CSI’s third presenter at the April AADE conference, R&D/Laboratory Manager Paul Sonnier, reveals the results of an ongoing study commissioned by Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America to optimize bond and seal integrity while reducing design time and costs. Sonnier states that “cementing deepwater wells drilled using non-aqueous drilling fluid (NAF) carries an increased risk of incomplete displacement, poor bonding, and reduced cement seal integrity.” Despite the past attempts of offshore operators to counteract these effects, little success has been gained…until now. This two-phase study has developed a “fundamental understanding” of NAF and cementing fluid interaction, with the final project soon to be underway.

CSI has a 28,000-ft2 facility, complete with a state-of-the-art laboratory, designed to provide expert cementing solutions to the most difficult challenges customer’s face in drilling and completions operations.