APHRON ICS™ Case Histories & Papers

AADE Papers

AADE-03-NTCE-41 "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.

AADE-05-NTCE-73 "Drilling 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 Papers

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.

SPE 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 1998.

SPE 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, The Netherlands.

SPE 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 2001.

SPE 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 February 2002.

SPE 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.

SPE 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.

SPE 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 February 2003.

SPE 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.

SPE 87134 - "Alternative Aphron-Based Drilling" Frederick 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.

SPE 87224 J. 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.

SPE 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 2005.

IADC/SPE 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.

IADC Papers

"Drilling Depleted Zones with Aphron Drilling Fluids" Peter Popov, Texas A&M University, Fred Growcock, MASI Technologies Drilling Contractor Article, May/June 2005 Issue.

"IADC 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.

"Application 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.

"UBD 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, Austria.

OTC Papers
OTC14278 "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.

Other Papers
V 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.

"Development 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, 2004.

"Enhanced Wellbore Stabilization and Reservoir Productivity with Aphron Drilling Fluid Technology" Fred Growcock, MASI Technologies LLC, GasTIPS Spring, 2005.

"Aphron 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.

"Como Trabajan los Fluidos de Afrones – Resultados de Investigación" Benjamín Paiuk y Frederick B. Growcock, M-I SWACO, SEFLU y CEMPO, Margarita, Venezuela, 2006.

Case Histories
New Mexico: APHRON ICS™ System Drills Through Highly Fractured Zone Without Losses

Mexico - Poza Rica: Solving Losses in Coiled Tubing Workover Operations With APHRON ICS™


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