ADCO Drilling Department (SP2R)

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Company: ADCO, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Company Description: The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) operates onshore and in shallow coastal water of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates. Exploratory drilling began in Abu Dhabi in February 1950.The Government interest is held by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC. ADCO has been responsible for operations in the concession areas.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year

Nomination Title: ADCO Drilling Department (SP2R)

Tell the story about what this nominated department or team achieved (up to 525 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Stuck pipe is getting one of the industrial wide attentions, and remain a major headache in drilling safety and performance. This major problem caused between $4 M to $8 M occurs in most of ADCO’s wells each year and became one of the most serious drilling problems. The best way to avoid this risk is to predict the stuck pipe with estimating drilling parameters which can be employed to modify drilling variables. Stuck Pipe Prevention Rules were initiated according to the fact that these methods are applicable when relationships of parameters are too complicated. That’s why, ADCO came up with new mythology, These methods are generally covers all data which was gathered from ADCO data base & from international stuck pipe courses provided by well-known & qualified companies that allow us to generate a standard main guidelines to cover all require knowledge for any drilling engineer and drilling supervisor to be aware of which include stuck pipe sign, causes, indicators and preventions. With the support of our colleagues and managements, Stuck Pipe team introduced and announced the SP2R (SPPR “Stuck Pipe Prevention Rules”) to ADCO in 2013.

SP2R is a challenged between the new young blood to create a mixture of new ideas with the support of the experience drilling masters to give the birth of new practice and techniques, which will be to the Drilling Engineers & Supervisors on enhance the awareness and add value in improving operations and business outcomes.

Drilling any well require to design a drill string which will be able to transmit the applied torque provided at the surface to rotate the assign bit & transfer the applied weight to drill the formation. During this process, driller with the support of directional engineer will require to steer the well by adjusting the torque, pulling & rotating the drill string. Stuck pipe occur when the drill string no longer free to move up or down or even rotate which mostly happen generally during drilling, making connections, logging, testing, resulting a massive work lead to spend a big amount of money, losing productive time, or may result in leaving a very expensive and source tool in the hole or maybe eventually abandonment and loss the well.

ADCO has a specific strategy for this topic which is to Prevent stuck Pipe Occurrence at ADCO wells by enhancing the awareness of stuck pipe indicators and keep tracking all stuck pipe incidents for the last four year, classify it based on criticality, share the detailed statistics with DD & try to focus on the specific area that takes the majority of stuck occurrence.

Stuck Pipe is treated as HSE Incident because people are exposed to potential drop objects, equipment operated at limit and people are exposed to potential pressure release and/or Acid. Also because the environment could be impacted by lost radioactive source.

By applying these creative strategic rules from our young employs, ADCO become the first company in the world who set rules in Stuck Pipes which made us saving time, money, and efforts in around 20% of our operation budget.

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Abdul Munim Al Kindy joined the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company (ADPC) in 1975, as an apprentice, and continued his further education in the UK. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He occupied a number of senior positions in all onshore fields and terminals. In 1990 he joined British Petroleum, on secondment, and worked in North Sea operations, commercial, and strategy development. In 1997 he was appointed as the deputy general manager of ADCO, joined National Drilling Company in 2001, as General Manager. He returned to ADCO in 2007 as its general manager, and will be the chairman of the 2010 ADIPEC conference in November