July General Section Meeting - Distinguished Lecturer

When:  Jul 20, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  San Joaquin Valley Section

The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Tom Emelander, from Weatherford.

Topic:         Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value


Abstract:       As the demand increases to lower overall cost of accessing reserves, more reliable operations during the well construction process are required and refined methods for maximizing the value of existing assets must be considered.  Whipstock sidetracking has evolved as a viable solution to add operational value in both new and mature wells.  This presentation will focus on the identification of applications and methods to increase operational efficiency in the process of drilling and completing wells along with recovering stranded production in existing fields.

Speaker Bio:         Tom Emelander is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and the Product Line Manager for Weatherford’s Whipstock Systems. His early career focused on support and implementation of Casing Exit Technologies.  After gaining operational experience, he was elevated to Technical Specialist where he guided his team to significant improvements in service quality.  His recent role is focused on increasing efficiencies, developing new technologies, and working with operators on highly innovative re-entry projects including multiple industry first installations.  Regarded as a subject matter expert, he has authored multiple technical papers and industry articles.  Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University

Registration fee:                                     $15.00

Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. You can attend as a walk-in and pay at the event. However, walk-in lunch availability will be limited.


Berry Petroleum
11117 River Run Blvd
Bakersfield, CA 93311
United States