Welcome to the USA Chapter of ICoTA.

ICoTA is a not-for-profit, member-funded organization with the primary objective of improving communication and promotion of technical awareness within the well intervention industry. ICoTA is the leading organization for well intervention professionals, engineers and technical experts with chapters in the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Russia and China.  The ICoTA USA Chapter covers all of the US. Its administration is located in Montgomery, Texas, just North of Houston.

Upcoming Chapter Events
Friday, May 12, 2017
11th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
Texas Premier Sporting Arms

7311 Highway South
Sealy, TX 77474

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Lunch & Learn in San Antonio
Thursday, April 6, 2017 

Topic: "Stuck Pipe Rescue"
Presented by: Tenax Energy Solutions


Industry data indicates that the cost of a stuck pipe event can quickly escalate to north of $1,000,000. Time on location trying the existing methods, cutting CT on surface and fishing, cost of CT string replacement, lost BHA, lost production time, lost service company revenues, damage to reputations all soon add up to significant unrecoverable loss.

HydraShock provides a contingency that, when activated, has resulted in 4 out of 4 rescues of stuck pipe with the complete elimination of the above losses. This rescue system can be deployed in 3 ways.

  1. 12" sub attached to the BHA or at the CT connector
  2. Wireline deployed for jointed pipe
  3. Pump down

The system stores latent energy in well tubulars. This energy is released instantaneously upon demand causing variable shock loads to be deployed along the length of the well tubulars resulting in the agitation of the matter causing the stuck pipe event.

Case histories will be discussed.

San Antonio Petroleum Club
8620 North New Braunfels Ave. #700
San Antonio, TX 78217
Tel: 210 824 9014

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Upcoming Lunch & Learn Events

April 18th 
USA Chapter Annual General Meeting
Norris Conference Center, Houston

May 4, 2017
Topic TBD
Petroleum Club, San Antonio

May 9, 2017
Topic TBD
Norris Conference Center, Houston

We are always accepting abstracts for presentation. Contact us if you are interested.  

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SPE / ICoTA (USA Chapter)
Refracturing Workshop: Advancing the Learning Curve
11-12 April 2017
Archer Hotel, Austin, TX USA

Workshop agenda   |  Sponsorship Opportunities  | Training Course 

Across all oil and gas plays, the rapidly evolving approaches to completion and stimulation design and deployment have created enormous opportunities to re-enter and re-stimulate wells that were treated early in play development. With the deep and sustained reduction in oil price, refracturing creates a highly attractive opportunity for many of these wells. Subject matter experts will present case study presentations on extensive field experiences and provide technical updates on refracturing. This workshop is an opportunity to network as well as to learn the newest developments.

Topics to be covered:

  • Selection process for refracturing candidates
  • Deployment techniques and intervention requirements
  • Zonal isolation and chemical/mechanical diversion
  • Refrac design and modeling and economics
  • Future/Emerging Technologies

This event will provoke interaction; outline and summarize existing solutions and challenges; and accelerate new technologies through experiences and lessons learned.

Training Course: "Re-Fracturing: Candidate Selection & Design"
10 April 2017
Archer Hotel, Austin, TX USA

May 13, 2016 | VENUE UPDATE
ICoTA USA Chapter 10th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
Texas Premier Sporting Arms

7311 Highway South
Sealy, TX 77474

We were successful in securing Texas Premier Sporting Arms as an alternate venue for our Sporting Clays Tournament scheduled for Friday, May 13th. They are located at 7311 Highway 36 South in Sealy, Texas. Download driving directions.

We have a few openings for 4-man teams.  Contact us at 936-520-1549 or to enter. 

Check the tournament page for details.