T366 - Drilling Engineering and Effective Well Planning
COURSE TITLE: DRILLING ENGINEERING AND EFFECTIVE WELL PLANNING
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to provide training in drilling engineering technology and best
drilling operation practices. The course covers principles of drilling oil and gas wells.
Theories, operational procedures, associated drilling problems, new developments in drilling
and case studies will be highlighted. The course is tailored to aid professionals in drilling
to effectively perform their duties, implement best practices and hence minimize drilling performance.
PRE-REQUISITE FOR THE COURSE
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, Civil); Individual with at least 2 years field experience.
RECOMMENDED FOR (WHO SHOULD ATTEND)
New Petroleum Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Geologists; Engineering and Geological Technicians, and Drillers, Tool pushers, Drilling Foremen, Drilling Superintendents, Reservoir Engineers, Completion Engineers.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Detailed well planning and optimization at the rig site is essential in the present business environment. This course fulfils the need for personnel involved in drilling to gain an integrated systems view of well planning and optimization. Technical concepts that can lead to improved performance when implemented will be taught.
COURSE OBJECTIVES AS WELL AS BENEFITS
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; 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 Selection: 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
Bit Selection: Bits Types; Rock Failure Mechanisms; Effects of Mechanical Factors (Weight On Bit & Rotary Speed), Factors Affecting Penetration Rate; Drilling Fluid Properties and Hydraulic Factors On Penetration Rate.
Abnormal pressure detection and Well Control: Causes; methods of estimating pore pressure (before, while and after drilling); formation fracture gradient and leak off test; kick detection, well control procedure (driller’s and engineer’s methods)
Casing Design and Cementing Technology: cement types and additives; primary cementing; cementing calculations.
Directional Drilling: Basic hole patterns; Well trajectory planning; Well trajectory calculation; Directional drilling measurements including geosteering; Surveying Techniques, Survey Calculations; Directional and horizontal drilling problems
Drilling Problems; Kicks and Blowout; Stuck Pipe; Fishing; Loss of Circulation; and Sloughing Shales