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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
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of drilling techniques and operations.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire the vocabulary specific to drilling,
  • review drilling operations and equipment,
  • learn about roles and responsibilities of different professionals involved in drilling.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
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 Engineering” (E‑300), “Well Completion and Servicing” (E-411), “Oil & Gas Field Processing” (E-540).

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.
  • Safety function and equipment.
  • Mud and solid treatment.
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
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Feb 06 - 10 Pau €3,580 Online By email
Mar 20 - 24 Pau €3,580 Online
May 29 - Jun 02 Pau €3,580 Online
Sep 11 - 15 Pau €3,580 Online
Sep 25 - 29 Pau €3,580 Online
Nov 13 - 17 Pau €3,580 Online
Nov 20 - 24 Rueil €3,580 Online