Well productivity assurance

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Well Productivity Assurance

The Implementation of engineering methods which enable seamless transition of drilling to completions, workover and intervention operations incorporating best in class practices and technologies with impact to reduce OPEX, CAPEX savings, accelerate production, reduce well down time and increase well productivity.


Hundreds of Millions of dollars are spent for utilization of the best available equipment and technology on drilling, completions, stimulation and well interventions operations. However, there is still a trend where as the well does not deliver up to production expectations. As result, it is typical to claim geological or reservoir uncertainties as the culprit and in some cases this is proven true. Be that as it may, the majority cases are due to a lack of assurance or in whole, Well Productivity Assurance.

As the World energy demand increases, oil companies are extending exploration and developments to territories where we face even greater challenges for well construction and re-serves recovery. Our future success depends not only on the best equipment or technology, but on the integration of engineering disciplines for collective input into one seamless well plan.

In this presentation I will further define and introduce the basics of Well Productivity Assurance and share a few case studies to demonstrate the pre and post production impact. My aim is to show you that regardless of the operation and even with the best equipment being used for well construction, there are engineering gaps which must be addressed to ensure maximum well productivity. This applies to all field types and development classification.

About presenter

Kim J. Gobert

Head of Section, Well Productivity Assurance & Chemical Eng. TNK-BP

Kim had in TNK-BP over the course of 8 years held key strategic managerial positions of Team Leader, Technology Manager, Upstream Manager Workover & Completions, Deputy to Director and Leader of Workover Operations, Drilling/Completion & Workover Fluids and Chemicals Corporate Sectors.

Kim is a geoscientist and chemist with over 18 years experience of managerial and technical work in varied international onshore and offshore oil and gas operations of petroleum engineering, well completions, well intervention, drilling, production operations, research, education and training & development. Core area of technical expertise is control and improvement of well performance; have led a number of R&D projects and studies on this subject in Ultra Deep Water GOM, Norway, Alaska and Russia.

Kim is a graduate of Nicholas University - ASc in Petroleum Technology, and holds BSc in Petroleum Engineering Technology at the University of Houston. Kim obtained his PhD Chemistry at the University of Louisiana in 1996. Kim has been awarded the Chandler Medal in recognition for contributions to Russia Oil Field Developments; he holds 5 International Patents and Invention Certificates in Oil & Gas, published 14 papers on oil & gas resource development/operations subjects and was nominated twice for the BP Helios Award of Achievement

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