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MPM Wells Management Kicked Off Completions New Technology Application and Replication (TAR) through COMSTEC

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The Wells Management MPM–PAC Completions Standardization Technical Committee (COMSTEC) third workshop was successfully conducted on 31st Jan 2019, attended by nearly 60 participants from the completions fraternity. This industry level collaboration was supported by 13 operators (Wells  and Subsurface COE, Shell, Exxon, Repsol, EnQuest, Hess, Petrofac, SE&P, ROC, Nippon, Murphy, Mubadala, Hibiscus) and 12 service companies (Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Welltec, Vantage, Petroclamp, MIT, Weatherford, E Plug, Superior Energy, UZMA, Silverwell). This is also the first time COMSTEC is collaborating with MPM RDM Technology Application and Replication (TAR) group which consists mainly Production Technologists. The theme for this 1 day workshop is Maximising Value from Completion Technologies and it covered the following topics:

  • 2018 Completions Performance and 2019 Outlook which includes Digitalization
  • Awards presentation to a few selected categories
  • New Technology maturation process by Hess
  • New technology sharing by Silverwell, MIT, Weatherford, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Halliburton
  • Breakout session to deliver a complete Assess – Value Capture – Implement – Replicate process methodology to encourage higher utilization and replication of completions technologies in the areas of operation optimization, wells productivity and well integrity assurance.

COMSTEC has been instrumental since its inception in Sep 2016 where the Completions Standardization and Optimization Guideline was written and launched to the industry on 1st Jan 2017. This guideline was then updated in 2018 with the addition of Trouble Free Completion Delivery (TFCD) module as the fifth section.


Together with the Completions Minimum Standards (CMS 1.0) and Benchmarking established by MPM, the overall performance by completions fraternity across all operators have improved by 45% in 2017. However, we saw a drop of 26% in compliance to the CMS in 2018. On the other hand, optimization continue to deliver about 20% value creation from the approved budget in 2018. The optimization was made possible by applying the following principles:

  • Design standardisation
  • Operational optimization
  • Structured contingency computation
  • Surplus reutilization and rental mechanism
  • Trouble Free Completions Delivery (TFCD)

The event was officiated by Head of Wells Management, En. M Zulkifli Zakaria at 9 am. En. Zulkifli commended all the PACs on the result achieved and encourage them to leverage on New Technology to enhance the completions performance, for either operational optimization or well productivity. En Zul also mentioned about the significant improvement in completions uptime from 88% to 93% which resulted in RM 37 million cost avoidance. He also reminded the completion fraternity to be vigilant about the increase in activities in 2019 and 2020 and to uphold the performance in both operation and HSE. Finally yet importantly, operators must also be ready to embrace the digitalization scope of drilling and completions that MPM is embarking.



En. Zulkifli gave the opening remarks


En. Nasir B Yunus, Head of Drilling then shared the overall drilling and completions performance in 2018 where completions have increased its performance significantly. However, completions still recorded as the highest NPT cause under the 3rd party category. With the progress that COMSTEC have shown, it is expected that further improvement will be achieved in 2019.



En. Nasir shared on the overall drilling and completions performance


En. Shahril Ridzauddin Mohd Mokhtar (Head of Completions, MPM) then presented the 2018 completion performance across all operators. This include how the RM 467 million value creation was derived from COMSTEC initiatives and MPM benchmarking from the 60 wells completed in 2018. The impact of implementing TFCD was also shared where a total of RM 37 million cost avoidance was realized by reducing the NPT from 12% to 7%.  Looking forward into 2019 and beyond, En. Azmir Ghazali (Well Engineering Data, GTD) shared MPM plan on full digital compliance.





 En. Shahril presenting the COMSTEC impact on the completion value creation while En. Azmir shared the 2019 digitalization progression


The 2018 performance showed a vast improvement. Hence, MPM Wells Management also awarded a few Focused Recognition awards to the best performers from both Operators and Service Companies. The list of aware recipients is as follows:

  • Best In Class Completion Performance – REPSOL Malaysia Ltd  on well BOB – J 09
  • New Technology Replication – PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and VANTAGE/TENDEKA for replication AICD on well BN-78
  • Best Optimization Initiative – Sarawak Shell Berhad on F14 - 102 Carbonate ERD wells and JX Nippon Oil for Beryl longest CAP OHGP (612 m)
  • Cheapest Completion Design – Murphy Oil Company for well SAPA 03 St1 (USD 860K)
  • Lowest NPT Campaign – REPSOL Malaysia Ltd for Bunga Pakma campaign
  • Best Performing Service Company – Halliburton Malaysia

Pic6.pngFrom Left to Right: Isham Omar (Vantage), San Boon Eng (Shell), Geoffery Liang (Halliburton), Zakry Hamidan (REPSOL), Kassim Selamat (Murphy), Afiq Rahim (Nippon) and Farris Bakar (PCSB)


This was then followed by scene setting on Technology Application and Replication process flow, which is the workshop's main objective for the day by MPM Staff Completion Engineer, Siti Rodhiah and briefing on how the break out discussion groups will be conducted by MPM Staff Engineer, Norjusni Omar and Khairil Faiz of Hess.



From Left: Siti Rodhiah, Norjusni Omar and Khairil Faiz


For the rest of the morning, six completions existing and new technologies were presented as follows:

  • DIAL by Silverwell
  • MTGL by Baker Hughes GE
  • eRED by Halliburton
  • TR1P by Weatherford
  • D-Valve by MIT
  • OSMP by Schlumberger


From Left to Right: Tomaso (SLB), Rafael (BHGE), Zulkiflee (Hal), Abdel (Silverwell), Paul (Weatherford), A. Khalil (MIT)


In the afternoon, the participants were split into eight groups to brainstorm the structure for the TAR process, which covers the Assessment, Value Capturing, Implementation and Replication process for both existing technologies and new technologies.


Pic9.png From Left to Right: Breakout sessions by 8 different groups


All the presentations were compiled by MPM COMSTEC working committee and the structure approach to TAR will be issued by mid year 2019. Wells Management would like to thank all the PACs and Service Companies for all the support given to the COMSTEC initiative.



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COMSTEC - MPM Wells Management, Resource Development & Management