5 days FOR/BACFPE
- Young engineers involved in drilling and completion, supervisors, tool pushers.
- This course provides an overview of fundamental knowledge in drilling and completion (with a review of formations and well pressure) as an introduction to the intensive training program “Drilling and Completion Engineering”.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- explain the fundamentals of drilling techniques,
- describe the basic notions about hydrostatic and hydrodynamic,
- carry out well pressure calculations,
- assess uncertainties with regard to pressure measured while drilling,
- explain the reaction of gaseous with regard of gaseous influx encountered while drilling.
- No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
- Application to a real case (project) for the participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (E-412C).
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY 1.5 days
- Earth structure, main rock components.
- Sedimentary rocks: origin, structure, classification.
- Sedimentation, tectonics and stratigraphy.
- Hydrocarbons: origin, formation, migration, traps.
OVERBURDEN PRESSURE, PORE PRESSURE, FRAC PRESSURE 1 day
- Causes of abnormal pore pressure.
- Detection of abnormal pore pressure.
- Determination of pore pressure: Eaton's method, equivalent depth method, ratio method.
- Determination of frac pressure, LOT.
DRILLING FUNDAMENTALS 1 day
- Principle of drilling, functions of the drilling fluid, well architecture.
- Casing cementing.
- Wellhead and safety.
HYDRODYNAMICS APPLIED TO WELL 1 day
- Hydrostatic pressure, pressure losses.
- Relation between static and circulating well pressures.
KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT 0.5 day