Conference Program

Celle Drilling 2023, 12th/13th September at Congress Union Celle

Tuesday, 12th September 2023
11:30 Registration
13:15 Welcome
13:30 Keynote Talk
Drilling Technology for Super Hot Geothermal Wells

Stephen Pink,Vice President Subsurface Energy Technologies, NOV
14:00 Keynote Talk
Moving geothermal projects from design to commercial success
Ajit Menon, Vice President of Geothermal, Baker Hughes
14:30 Coffee Break & Networking


15:00 - 16:00
Session 1:
Drilling Technology
(Grosser Saal)
15:00 Directional Drilling Challenges in delivering Advanced Geothermal Wells
Ross Lowdon (SLB)
15:30 Analysis of the Interaction Between High-Frequency Torsional Oscillations and Bit-Whirl in Drilling Systems
Kai Glowatzki (Baker Hughes)
Session 2:
Hard Rock Drilling
(Celler Saal)
15:00 Development and final testing of a hydraulic, drill mud compatible DTH percussion hammer for deep, hard rock drilling applications
Volker Wittig (Fraunhofer IEG)
15:30 The TU Clausthal Mud Hammer Project – Current Development Status
Michel Bannenberg (Clausthal University of Technology)


16:00 Coffee Break & Networking
16:30 - 18:00
Session 3:
Drilling Technology
(Grosser Saal)
16:30 Development and analysis of a scalable and universally applicable concept for decentralized control using the example of a miniaturized drilling rig.
Charalampos Soilemezidis (Clausthal University of Technology)
17:00 Radial Drilling Technology for Production Optimization
Hamad Almebayedh (Kuwait Oil Company)
17:30 Innovative wellbore connectivity enhancement technologies in deep geothermal type reservoirs
Berker Polat (Fraunhofer IEG)
Session 4:
Hard Rock Drilling / Modelling
(Celler Saal)
16:30 The GeoVolve Hammer - Percussion-Enhanced Drilling Technology
Edward Kerr (HydroVolve)
17:00 Novel concepts to construct cost effective geothermal wells with Electro Pulse Power Technology
Erik Neumann (Technische Universität Dresden)
17:30 Modelling of the dynamics of a drill string using measurements from a full scale testing facility
Patrick Höhn (Clausthal University of Technology)
18:00 Networking
19:00 Conference Evening
Wednesday, 13th September 2023


09:00 - 10:30
Session 5:
Digital Drilling
(Grosser Saal)
09:00 Reinforcement Learning-Based Drilling Trajectory Optimization for Automated Directional Drilling
Ramez Abdalla (Clausthal University of Technology)
09:30 Realistic automated scenario drilling through implementation and validation of physical and machine learning models using a real-time drilling simulator
Harits Alkatiri (Clausthal University of Technology)
10:00 Drilling into the Future: A Collaborative and Adaptable Platform for Stochastic Estimation
Daria Krasova (AGR Software)
Session 6:
Downhole Tool Innovations
(Celler Saal)
09:00 Wellbore Shape Characterization using Advanced LWD Ultrasonic Imaging Tools for Optimized Drilling and Completions Operations
Cory Langford (Scientific Drilling)
09:30 Cementitious Swell Packer, development and testing a new well integrity solution
Euan Murdoch (Aramco Overseas)
10:00 Avoiding High Local Doglegs by Integrating the Drill Bit Into the Rotary Steerable System
Matthias Hahn (Baker Hughes)


10:30 Coffee Break, Networking & ePoster
ePoster Project-specific improvement of insurance covers for drilling risks: Construction All Risk - Lost in Hole – Liability
Achim Fischer-Erdsiek (NW Assekuranz)


11:00 - 12:30
Session 7:
Heat and Mass Transfer
(Grosser Saal)
11:00 Modeling of heat and mass transfer in geothermal systems for energy storage and extraction.
Shahab Mohammadi (Clausthal University of Technology)
11:30 Simulation of cuttings transport in horizontal wells using high resolution numerical methods
Hozan Ibrahim (Clausthal University of Technology)
12:00 Simulation of Cuttings Transport While Vertical Drilling
Yaroslav Ignatenko (Baker Hughes)
Session 8:
Geothermal Drilling Technology
(Celler Saal)
11:00 How can Middle Deep Geothermal Wells (600 m - 2500 m) be drilled in half the time?
Arthur De Mull (Huisman)
11:30 Enabling (drilling) technology maturation for the energy transition: case studies
Vedran Zikovic (TNO)
12:00 Integration Of Advanced Engineering & Drilling Techniques For Efficient Sidetracking Through Challenging Well Conditions
Mehdi Pourtangestani (SLB)


12:30 Lunch Break, Networking & ePoster
ePoster Analysis of distributed temperature and acoustic data to assess cementing of a surface casing in a geothermal well.
Berker Polat (Fraunhofer IEG)


13:30 - 14:30
Session 9:
Geothermal Technology
(Grosser Saal)
13:30 Specially Customized Systems for Cementing Geothermal Wells
Nils Lummer (Fangmann Energy Services)
14:00 Geothermal energy in a closed system with underground heat exchanger - Case Study Geretsried
Daniel Mölk (Eavor)
Session 10:
Instrumentation Technology
(Celler Saal)
13:30 Development of a novel Tool Joint with sensors and data transfer capability for enhanced geothermal drilling - Design and first experimental evaluation
Andrea Bufalini (Rina Consulting)
14:00 Reliable Leak Detection using Acoustic Noise Toll and Basic Cased Hole Logging
Maciej Kozlowski (Halliburton)
15:00 Visit of Drilling Simulator Celle - Research Institute
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