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CPES Seminar: Challenges in Measurement While Drilling

12:00 AM - 3:15 PM on Friday, September 27, 2013
Location: Whittemore 277

Imran Vehra, from Sperry Drilling Technology, Halliburton, will be the speaker.

Abstract:
One of the key services that Halliburton provides in the oil and gas industry is drilling. Sperry Technology, a subsidiary of Halliburton, develops advanced drilling technologies that provide “real time” information from the bottom of a well, sometimes 5 miles below the surface of the earth. Such information, also called measurement or logging while drilling, is used to make key decisions during the drilling process. All this occurs under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, and vibration. This presentation takes a high-level look at the challenges involved in developing such systems.


Speaker Bio:
Imran Vehra has 15 years’ experience in the Research and Development department of Sperry Drilling Technology of Halliburton. Under his current role as a Senior Technology Leader, he manages a team of electrical engineers working on various development projects. His area of focus is power electronics, nuclear engineering, digital design (HDL), analog and mixed signal design, and sensor interface. He holds 3 patents and has contributed towards numerous downhole development tools such as density, porosity, resistivity, natural gamma, mud pulse telemetry, and rotary steerable.

Vehra received his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, in 1995 and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, Houston, Texas in 1999.

Contact: ha@vt.edu