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E-410 - Drilling Fundamentals

5 days FOR/INFORE
Level
Discovery
Audience
  • Engineers and technicians interested but not involved in drilling: geologists; geophysicists; reservoir engineers; completion, production and process staff; platform designers; economists, etc.
Purpose
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of drilling techniques and operations
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire the vocabulary specific to drilling
  • To review drilling operations and equipment
  • To learn about roles and responsibilities of different professionals involved in drilling
Ways and means
  • Visit to a drilling site (when the course is delivered in Rueil, practical illustration is provided by a video)
Observation
Kindly refer to the following complementary courses which might be of interest: “Introduction to Reservoir” (E-350), “Well Completion and Servicing” (E-411), “Oil & Gas Field Processing” (E-501)

Organization of drilling operations 0.5 day
  • Drilling principle
  • Cost, duration of a drilling job
  • Different people involved, types of contracts
  • Safety
Well architecture 0.5 day
  • Reservoir notions
  • Functions of different casings
  • Parameters to be taken into account to determine well architecture
  • Examples of architectures
Drilling principles - Equipment 1.5 days
  • Different types of bits
  • Drilling string
  • Drilling rig
  • Hoisting function and equipment
  • Pumping function and equipment
  • Rotating function and equipment
  • Power function
  • Mud and solid treatment
  • BOP
Special operations 1.25 days
  • Cementing operations
  • Wellhead
  • Directional drilling
  • Well control
  • Fishing jobs
  • Wireline logging, well test (DST)
Drilling on a simulator (Pau) 0.25 day
  • Use of a well control simulator to show the drilling operations (tripping, drilling, running of casings)
Offshore drilling operations 0.25 day
  • Different types of rigs
  • Problems related to their use
Well completion 0.25 day
  • Reservoir-wellbore interface
  • Equipment for flowing wells
  • Well intervention
Visit of a drilling site 0.5 day
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Feb 08 - 12 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Mar 21 - 25 Pau €3,380 Online By email
May 23 - 27 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Sep 12 - 16 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Sep 26 - 30 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Oct 03 - 07 Port-Gentil €3,450 Online By email
Oct 09 - 13 Dubai €3,000 Online By email
Nov 14 - 18 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Nov 21 - 25 Rueil €3,380 Online By email