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A New Sustainability Assessment Tool for Well Construction Drilling Fluids


Orlando Mendoza
Digital SME
M-I SWACO, A Schlumberger Company

IPEConnect Presentation: May 19, 2022

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is becoming a common goal for many companies engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. To support this goal, a new project-specific assessment tool has been developed to evaluate the environmental trade-offs and final estimated impact of different drilling fluid system alternatives. The assessment process looks at the end-to-end drilling fluid services processes, guided by principles used in cradle-to-grave lifecycle assessments. This presentation introduces the tool’s assessment methodology; its boundaries; and highlights to what extent basic drilling fluid technology choices can help achieve GHG emission reductions targets and identify which data is most relevant to the drilling fluid decision-making process in the context of GHG emission improvements.

Orlando Mendoza, Digital SME for the Technology team in the Well Construction Division of Schlumberger.
Holds a BS in Industrial Engineering. Over 20 years in the O&G sector. Experience in drilling fluids, solids control and drilling waste management operations; as well as, software design/development for Schlumberger drilling and completion fluids services

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