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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
  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of drilling fluids characteristics
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire a thorough knowledge of drilling fluids and rheology
  • To learn how to choose the right equipment for solid removal
  • To learn how to communicate efficiently with a drilling fluid specialist
Ways and means
  • Exercises
  • Application to a real case (project) for participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (E-412)
Observation
Training plan for 5 days scheduled in 4 days for public holidays

Functions of drilling fluids 0.5 day
Physical and 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 and 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
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 29 - Apr 01 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Oct 03 - 07 Pau €3,380 Online By email