AMSTERDAM CONFERENCE- Conclusion: Mature well technologies must become cost-effective, standardized

Mature oil and gas fields require efficient technologies tailored for low-cost operations, according to a panel of industry experts.This article presents the highlights of the last of three plenary sessions at the drilling conference in late February, sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).The third plenary session, "Mature Well Technologies—A Growing Challenge," was moderated by Bill Pike, editor-in-chief at Hart's E&P magazine. The panel included Gary Warren, president of drilling and well services, Weatherford International Ltd.; John Crum, executive vice-president at Apache Corp.; Omar Al-Husaini, mana...

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