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Alaska Drilling & Completions, LLC was formed in November 2015 with the intent of providing the best in class drilling and completion engineering and project support services required for Alaskan exploration, appraisal and/or development campaigns. The company has been founded on the premise that diligent pre-planning along with sound engineering design are the keys to executing a successful project that is on schedule and on budget. The two founders of the company, Tim Flynn and David Ross, are both degreed Petroleum Engineers with a combined total of 60 years working in both the service and operator sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry. Of those 60 years +/- 38 years have been spent supporting development projects in addition to remote exploration campaigns in the Cook Inlet and North Slope regions of Alaska. Over the years the founders have developed longstanding relationships with key individuals and service providers to the Alaskan Oil and Gas industry and as a result have developed an excellent foundation for sourcing the services of highly qualified, proven personnel and companies to perform project support functions as required.
The primary objective of the company is to provide a systematic approach to any drilling and/or completion project that begins with a complete understanding of all the geological and reservoir information available. A comprehensive basis of design (BoD) will then be developed that will meet all of the objectives of the project and require the clients approval before proceeding. Procurement of products and services required to accomplish the objectives is the next step in the process followed by the generation of a detailed cost and time estimate. During the BoD and procurement process, frequent and effective communication with the parties responsible for logistics, construction, permitting and HSE is fundamental to insure all aspects of the project have been identified, defined, procured and moving forward according to a master project schedule.
A detailed drilling and/or completions procedure will then be written and approved by the client before moving into the operational phase of the project. A well thought out and agreed upon procedure with contingencies defined for higher risk operations is mandatory to implement a focused operation in the field while minimizing quick reaction changes that have not been properly thought out. Close communication with field operations and supervision during the implementation of the procedure will help ensure the project is proceeding as planned. Should obstacles be encountered during the implementation phase, close communication will also ensure that all stakeholders are involved with the decisions made before moving forward.
Another important step in the process that is vital to the success of any project involves accurate daily reporting of all field operations in addition to daily cost tracking. Last but not least a detailed end of project report (EOPR), which includes variance reports for both time and cost in addition to a re-cap of the project. Lessons learned both good and bad provide valuable insights for future wells or projects should they develop.