SPE Drilling & Completion


SPE Drilling & Completion features papers covering horizontal and directional drilling, drilling fluids, bit technology, sand control, perforating, cementing, well control, completions, and drilling operations. 

SPE Drilling & Completion is the successor publication to SPE Drilling Engineering.

Volume 25, Issue 04

Drilling Automation: Technologies, Terminology, and Parallels With Other Industries

Thorogood, John, Drilling Global Consultant LLP
Aldred, Walt D., Schlumberger
Florence, Fred, National Oilwell Varco
Iversen, Fionn, IRIS
119884-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Cementing Casing Strings Across Salt Zones: An Overview of Global Best Practices

Hunter, William J., Halliburton
Tahmourpour, Farzad, Halliburton
Faul, Ronald R., Halliburton
122079-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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High-Integrity Wellbore Surveying

Ekseth, Roger, Gyrodata
Torkildsen, Torgeir, SINTEF
Brooks, Andrew G., Baker Hughes
Weston, John L., Gyrodata
Nyrnes, Erik, Statoil
Wilson, Henry F., Baker Hughes
Kovalenko, Kazimir, Gyrodata
133417-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Multiwell Thermal Interaction: Predicting Wellbore and Formation Temperatures for Closely Spaced Wells

McSpadden, Albert R., Altus Well Experts
Coker, Oliver D., Altus Well Experts
128933-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Managing Drilling Vibrations Through BHA Design Optimization

Bailey, Jeffrey R., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Remmert, Stephen M., RasGas Company Limited
139426-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Probabilistic Well-Time Estimation Revisited

Adams, Adrian, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited
Gibson, Colin, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited
Smith, Robert G., Nexen Petroleum UK Limited
119287-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Case History: Successful Wellbore Strengthening Approach in a Depleted and Highly Unconsolidated Sand in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Fett, J. Darryl, Total E&P
Martin, Frederic, Total E&P
Dardeau, Claude, Total E&P
Rignol, Joel, Total E&P
Benaissa, Saddok, Baker Hughes
Adachi, Jose, Schlumberger
Pastor, Jorge A.S.C., Schlumberger
119748-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Quantitative Analysis of Mud Losses in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: The Effect of Rheology

Majidi, Reza, University of Tulsa
Miska, Stefan, University of Tulsa
Thompson, Leslie G., University of Tulsa
Yu, Mengjiao, University of Tulsa
Zhang, Jianguo, BP America
114130-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Wellbore-Instability Predictions Within the Cretaceous Mudstones, Clair Field, West of Shetlands

Narayanasamy, Rajarajan, BP Exploration
Barr, David, BP Exploration
Mine, Alex, BP Exploration
124464-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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A Comprehensive Modeling Analysis of Borehole Stability and Production-Liner Deformation for Inclined/Horizontal Wells Completed in a Highly Compacting Chalk Formation

Furui, Kenji, ConocoPhillips
Fuh, Giin-Fa, ConocoPhillips
Abdelmalek, Nabeel A., ConocoPhillips
Morita, Nobuo, Waseda University
123651-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Sixty Days Ahead of Schedule: Reducing Drilling Risk at Valhall Using Computational Geomechanics

Kristiansen, Tron Golder, BP Norge
Flateboe, Roar, BP Norge
119509-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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A Crosslinkable Synthetic-Polymer System for High-Temperature Hydraulic-Fracturing Applications

Holtsclaw, Jeremy, Halliburton
Funkhouser, Gary P., Halliburton
125250-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Managed-Pressure Drilling Using a Parasite Aerating String

Okafor, Zimuzor M., Schlumberger
Higgins-Borchardt, Shannon M., Schlumberger
Akinniranye, Goke, Schlumberger
Bratton, Tom R., Schlumberger
Avila, Ricardo J., ConocoPhillips
Boone, Danny, ConocoPhillips
119964-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Improved Kick Management During MPD by Real-Time Pore-Pressure Estimation

Gravdal, Jan Einar, International Research Institute of Stavanger
Nikolaou, Michael, University of Houston
Breyholtz, Øyvind, University of Houston
Carlsen, Liv A., University of Houston
124054-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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