This course is designed to provide training in the application of drilling to effect efficient and economical drilling practices as well as solutions to drilling problems encountered during well planning and drilling operations. Problems will be solved using computers
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
New Petroleum Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Geologists; Engineering and Geological Technicians, and Drilling Supervisors
BENEFITS OF THE COURSE
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to do the following:
Understand basic drilling practices and how to select casing setting points
Understand pore pressure prediction and detection
Write drilling programs
Perform pre- and post-drilling analysis, and drilling cost analysis
Effectively take part and perform day-to-day wellsite drilling operations
COURSE DURATION: 5 DAYS
Fundamental Concepts Used in Drilling: Petroleum Geology and Basic Rock Properties; Requirements For Commercial Accumulation of Hydrocarbons; Porosity, Permeability, and Fluid Saturation; Temperature and Temperature Gradient; Pressure and Pressure Gradients.
Basic Rig Equipment And Rig Operation Systems: Power System, Hoisting System, Circulating System, Rotary System, Well Control System, and Well Monitoring System; Onshore, Swamp and Offshore Operations
Drilling Fluids: Functions of Drilling Fluids, Properties and Testing of Drilling Fluids; Composition and Nature of Common Drilling Fluid (Including Clay Chemistry); Drilling Fluid Conditioning Equipment; Drilling Fluid Calculations; and Drilling Fluid Program Design - Factors Governing Selection of Drilling Fluids.
Rotary Drilling Hydraulics: Drilling Fluid Rheology; Newtonian & Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow Calculations; Pressure Drops Across Bit Nozzles; Applications of Hydraulic Calculations; Equivalent Circulating Density Concept; Hydraulic Optimization
Factors Affecting Penetration Rate: Bits Types; Bit Selection; Rock Failure Mechanisms; Effects Of Mechanical Factors (Weight On Bit & Rotary Speed), Drilling Fluid Properties and Hydraulic Factors On Penetration Rate.
Rotary Drilling Techniques: Vertical Drilling; Directional and Horizontal Drilling; Coring; Hole Problems; Kicks and Blowout; Stuck Pipe; Fishing; Loss of Circulation; and Sloughing Shales