USA Chapter Events

Monthly Lunch & Learn - South Texas / San Antonio

In an effort to raise awareness of ICoTA into other geographical locations, improve communication and promote the value of well intervention solutions within the oil and gas industry, the USA Chapter of ICoTA is starting a South Texas / San Antonio Section.  Luncheons will typically be held at the San Antonio Petroleum Club on the 1st Thursday of each month.  Notifications will go out if one is postponed or cancelled.  

This event is specifically designed for people in, or associated with, the well intervention industries and is open to members as well as non-members alike.  Networking and lunch are followed by a concise, topical technical presentation.   With an emphasis on case studies, this bite-size event consistently provides members and their guests with a look at the latest and greatest that the industry has achieved.  

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Lunch & Learn Schedule - South Texas / San Antonio

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Topic: "Wireless, Real-Time Data Technology for Completion and Workover Operations"
Presented by: Ford Creighton, Teledrill

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

Lunch will be available starting at 11:30am with the presentation(s) following at or around noon.

Completions and well intervention rely on data to improve operations, reduce costs, and decrease non-productive time (NPT). Especially in an industry recession, downhole data is key in evaluating real-time operations, and making educated, on-the-fly decisions. Previously, only fiber or e-coil systems could provide real-time, downhole data. Such systems can be complex and expensive. Teledrill’s Newton System combines MWD-techniques, with extended-reach (ER) capabilities, to provide operators and service companies of all sizes and budgets, critical downhole data in real-time. Having a drop-in system that does not require any modifications to surface or downhole equipment is a crucial element in making downhole, real-time data accessible to every operator and service company.

By introducing downhole electronics into the ER market, this new system opens many opportunities for optimization, time savings, and cost reduction, at virtually no added cost to operators. Some of those opportunities will be discussed, including:

  • Making autonomous decisions, removing operator error and decreasing NPT
  • Milling plugs and control cuttings size based on measured downhole weight
  • Monitoring frac pressure at the perfs
  • Correlating depth based on downhole measurement
  • Toggling the tool’s mechanics on and off, or up and down – while downhole
  • Measuring set-down weight
  • Evaluating BHA component performance in real time
  • Providing quantifiable, reliable, repeatable extended reach

Case histories and technical findings will also be presented, highlighting the value of this system across different intervention industries and coiled tubing applications.

Ford Creighton, Teledrill
Ford Creighton is the operations manager for Teledrill, and has been a subject matter expert on Teledrill’s Newton System since early 2014. Mr. Creighton has over 10 years of experience in engineering and operations including time at Teledrill, Halliburton, Boeing and NASA. Ford’s experience in the industry includes measurement-while-drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and coiled tubing. Ford holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University.


To help establish a South Texas / San Antonio Section, the USA Chapter will subsidize a majority of the cost for lunch. 

Register - $15/pp (ICoTA membership is NOT required).  

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October 5th: Lunch & Learn (San Antonio)

Upcoming Luncheons in San Antonio 

We are always accepting abstracts for presentation. Contact us if you are interested.  Dates for 2017 are below (pending speaker confirmation). 

October 5th
Topic: Wireless, Real-Time Data Technology for Completion and Workover Operations by Teledrill
San Antonio Petroleum Club, San Antonio

November 2nd
Topic: Diversion Technology Used in Refracturing and New Completion Operations by Thru Tubing Solutions
San Antonio Petroleum Club, San Antonio

December 7th
Topic TBA
San Antonio Petroleum Club, San Antonio

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

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