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E-441 - Drilling Fluids

5 days FLU/FLUE
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Drilling and completion professionals involved in drilling and engineering.
Purpose
  • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of drilling fluids characteristics.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire a thorough knowledge of drilling fluids and rheology,
  • learn how to choose the right equipment for solid removal,
  • learn how to communicate efficiently with a drilling fluid specialist.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Exercises.
  • Application to a real case (project) for participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (E-412C).

FUNCTIONS OF DRILLING FLUIDS 0.5 day
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.5 days
  • Specific gravity.
  • Rheology.
  • Filtration.
  • Alkalinity.
  • Chloride.
  • Hardness.
TYPES OF FLUIDS 1 day
  • Water base mud.
  • Oil base mud.
SHALE INHIBITION 0.5 day
  • Types of shale.
  • Chemical and physical inhibition.
MECHANICAL & WASTE TREATMENT 0.75 day
  • Function.
  • Selection of equipment and layout.
  • Separation ranges.
  • Overall efficiency.
  • Waste treatment:
  • Solidification.
  • Reinjection.
  • Desorption.
TROUBLESHOOTING 0.75 day
  • Losses:
  • Detection.
  • Analysis and decision chart.
  • Treatment.
  • Hole cleaning:
  • Vertical well.
  • Deviated and horizontal wells.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 27 - 31 Pau €3,580 Online By email
Oct 09 - 13 Pau €3,580 Online By email