ICS™ Case Histories & Papers
"Aphrons Technology - A Solution",
Boyd D. Schaneman, ChevronTexaco, Tom Jones and
Anthony B. Rea - M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C., AADE
National Technology Conference, Houston Texas
USA, 1 - 3 April, 2003.
Fluid Selection to Minimize Formation Invasion
- A New Test Method" Tatiana
Hoff, Robert O’Connor and Fred Growcock,
MASI Technologies LLC and M-I SWACO. AADE
2005 National Technical Conference and Exhibition,
Greenspoint in Houston, Texas, April 5-7, 2005.
SPE 112439 "Adopting Aphron Technology for Completion and Workover Applications" Warren MacPhail, Devon Canada Corporation, Robert Cooper and Tom Brookey, MASI Technologies, LLC., and Jim Paradis, HiTech Fluid Systems. SPE International Symposium on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, February 13-15, 2008.
39589 "Micro-Bubble: New Aphron Drill-In Fluid
Technique Reduces Formation Damage in Horizontal
Wells", Tom Brookey - ActiSystem's Inc.,
SPE International Symposium on Formation Damage
Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, 18 - 19 February
67743 "Case History: Drilling Technologies
Used in Successful Redevelopment of Low Pressure
H2S Gas Carbonate Formation", D. Kinchen
and M. A. Peavy - Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore
L.L.C., Tom Brookey - ActiSystem's Inc., D. Rhodes
- M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C., SPE/IADC Drilling
Conference, 27 February - 1 March 2001, Amsterdam,
71377 "Aphron-Base Drilling Fluid: Evolving
Technologies for Lost Circulation Control",
J. L. Quintana - Occidental of Elk Hills Inc., C.
D. Ivan and L. D. Blake - M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C.,
SPE Annual Technology Conference and Exhibition,
New Orleans, Louisiana USA 30 September - 3 October
73710 "Experience Using Micro-bubbles - Aphron
Drilling Fluid in Mature Reservoirs of Lake Maracaibo",
Francisco Ramirez, Roberto Greaves, Julio Montilva
- PDVSA, SPE Symposium and Exhibition on Formation
Damage Control, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA 20 - 21
77445 "Chemical and Physical Characterization
of Aphron-Based Drilling Fluids", Catalin
D. Ivan, Frederick B. Growcock and James Friedheim
- M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C., SPE Annual Technical
Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas USA,
29 September - 2 October 2002.
79840 "Aphron-based Drilling Fluid: Novel Technology
for Drilling Depleted Formations in the North Sea",
Craig C. White and Adrian P. Chesters - NAM, Catalin
D. Ivan, Sven Maikranz and Rob Nouris - M-I Drilling
Fluids L.L.C., SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, 19 - 21 February 2003.
80208 "Application of Water-Based and Oil-Based
Aphrons in Drilling Fluids", Fredrick B.
Growcock, Asif M. Khan and Gerard A. Simon - M-I
Drilling Fluids L.L.C., SPE International Symposium
on Oilfield Chemistry, Houston, Texas USA, 5 - 8
81082 "Applications of Aphron Technology in
Drilling Depleted Mature Fields", Anthony
B. Rea, Efren Cuellar Alvis and Benjamin P. Paiuk
- M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C., Juan Miguel Climaco,
Manuel Vallejo, Eduardo Leon and Jorge Inojosa -
PEMEX, SPE Latin America and Carribbean Petroleum
Engineering Conference, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad,
West Indies, 27 - 30 April 2003.
87134 - "Alternative Aphron-Based Drilling"
B. Growcock, Gerard A. Simon, Anthony B. Rea and
Russell S. Leonard, M-I L.L.C.; Eduardo Noello and
Rolando Castellan, M-I Drilling Fluids de Mexico,
S.A. de C.V. Copyright 2004, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the
IADC/SPE Drilling Conference held in Dallas, Texas,
U.S.A., 2–4 March 2004.
Adachi, L. Bailey, O.H. Houwen, G.H. Meeten &
P.W. Way, Schlumberger and F.B. Growcock & R.P.
Schlemmer, M-I L.L.C. IADC/SPE Drilling Conference This paper was prepared
for presentation at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference
held in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 2–4 March 2004.
96145 "How Aphron Drilling Fluids Work" A. Belkin, M. Irving, R. O'Connor, M. Fosdick, T.
Hoff and F. B. Growcock, MASI Technologies and M-I
SWACO, Copyright 2005, Society of Petroleum Engineers,
2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
held in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 9 – 12 October
97982 "Recent Advances in Aphron Drilling Fluids", F. B. Growcock, A. Belkin, M. Fosdick, M. Irving,
B. O'Connor and T. Brookey, MASI Technologies and
M-I SWACO, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference held in
Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 21–23 February 2006.
Depleted Zones with Aphron Drilling Fluids" Peter Popov, Texas A&M University, Fred Growcock,
MASI Technologies Drilling Contractor Article, May/June
Rome 2005 Aphrons Paper"
Michel Gregoire, TOTAL; Nick Hilbig, Mark Stansbury
and Saleh Al-Yemeni, M-I SWACO; and Fred Growcock,
MASI Technologies. This paper was prepared for presentation
at IADC World Drilling 2005 9-10 June, Rome, Italy.
of Drilling Fluid System Based on Air Micro-bubbles
as an Alternative to Underbalance Drilling Technique
in Reservoir B-6-X.10 - Tia Juana, Lake Maracaibo",
Carlos Oyatomari and Sael Orellan - Schlumberger,
Roffer Alvarez - M-I Drilling Fluids, Ruben Bojani
- PDVSA, IADC-Madrid 2002.
and Beyond" Aphron Drilling Fluids for
Depleted Zones, Tom Brookey and Anthony Rea - MASI
Technologies L.L.C., Tim Roe - MCA Mountain Air,
IADC 2003 World Drilling, June 25 - 26, 2003 Vienna,
"Aphron Drilling Fluid: Field Lessons From
Successful Application in Drilling Depleted Reservoirs
in Lake Maracaibo", Julio Montilva - PDVSA,
Catalin D. Ivan, James Friedheim, Rafael Bayter
- M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C., Offshore Technology
Conference, Houston, Texas, USA 6 - 9 May 2002.
INGEPET 2005 Paper "EXPL-2-FG-13. NEW INSIGHTS
INTO APHRON DRILLING FLUIDS" Frederick
B. Growcock, Arkadiy Belkin, Maribella Irving, Bob
O’Connor, Miranda Fosdick and Tatiana Hoff,
MASI Technologies LLC and M-I SWACO, USA.
of Aphron Drilling Fluids (Desarrollo de Fluidos
de Perforacion de Afrones)," Frederick
B. Growcock, Gerard A. Simon and Anthony B. Rea,
V SEFLU y CEMPO, Margarita, Venezuela, May 24-28,
Wellbore Stabilization and Reservoir Productivity
with Aphron Drilling Fluid Technology"
Fred Growcock, MASI Technologies LLC, GasTIPS Spring,
Technology - A Workover Solution", Robert
Huelke and Anthony B. Rea - M-I Drilling Fluids
L.L.C., International Oil and Gas Conference, Zadar,
Croatia 30 September - 3 October 2003.
Trabajan los Fluidos de Afrones – Resultados
de Investigación" Benjamín
Paiuk y Frederick B. Growcock, M-I SWACO, SEFLU
y CEMPO, Margarita, Venezuela, 2006.
Mexico: APHRON ICS™ System Drills Through
Highly Fractured Zone Without Losses
- Poza Rica: Solving Losses in Coiled Tubing Workover
Operations With APHRON ICS™