Special webcast: Defining challenges and potential solutions for MPD in deepwater drilling

Posted on 27 March 2012

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IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea sat down with David Pavel, global director of business development for Weatherford International, and Gavin Humphreys, manager – technology and new business for Stena Drilling, at the 2012 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition in Milan, Italy, on 20 March to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to MPD applications in deepwater. Key barriers to implementation include issues related to planning, procurement and operations. “Right now the challenge for drilling deepwater MPD is getting the fleet that exist in the world today … to a point where we can deploy this type of equipment and procedure on these rigs,” Mr Pavel said.

Read more about MPD-ready rigs in here.


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