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E-415 - Practical Aspects of Well Construction & Planning

10 days FOR/PAWPCE
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Young engineers, drilling and completion superintendents already, or about to be involved in well construction.
Purpose
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of all steps one should take to properly plan and budget Oil & Gas exploration or development wells, from pre-planning with geoscientists all the way to delivery.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • review the different parameters involved in oil or gas well planning,
  • identify major concerns and plan for dealing with them,
  • understand procedures and methods for designing oil or gas wells and preparing drilling programs,
  • learn how to estimate drilling time and costs, along with corresponding margins of error,
  • grasp importance of effective well engineering and planning.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive course with practical exercises using the Drilling Data Handbook.

WELL OBJECTIVES & INPUTS TO THE DRILLING PROGRAM 0.25 day
  • Typical objectives and inputs to an exploration or/and a development well program.
  • Pore and fracturation pressure evaluation.
  • Criteria to consider for the well design.
CASING DESIGN: SHOE POSITIONING 0.5 day
  • Swab and surge considerations, kick tolerance, hypothesis selection.
  • Selection of mud weights, additional constraints, exercises with different hypothesis.
CASING DESIGN: CASING SELECTION 1.5 days
  • Physical and mechanical properties of casings and casing connections.
  • Casing string calculation, selection.
WELLHEAD DESIGN & SELECTION 0.25 day
  • Different wellheads in onshore and offshore environments.
  • Wellhead and BOP selection.
BITS PROGRAM 0.75 day
  • Different types of bits, bit selection: bit records, cost per foot, bit hydraulics.
  • Exercises.
DRILL STRING, COMPONENTS & SELECTION 0.75 day
  • Drill string components,
  • Characteristics and limit of use.
  • BHA and drill pipe selection.
  • Exercises.
MUD & CEMENT PROGRAM 1.5 days
  • Drilling fluid types and characteristics, mechanical treatment equipment.
  • Selection of mud program according to the well construction criteria.
  • Cementing technology and procedures, cement and slurry design.
  • Cementing program, cementing quality control.
  • Exercises.
FORMATION EVALUATION PROGRAM 0.5 day
  • Open hole logging tools (GR, resistivity, density, neutron, sonic).
  • Quick look exercise.
DEVIATED WELLS DESIGN: DIRECTIONAL DRILLING METHODS & TECHNOLOGY 1 day
  • Directional drilling tools and technology, directional program.
  • Trajectory planning coordinates systems.
  • Trajectory calculation methods, uncertainty evaluation, anti collision.
  • Drill string selection.
RIG SELECTION 0.5 day
  • Main drilling rig functions.
  • Types of rigs, rig selection criteria.
STUCK PIPE 0.5 day
  • Borehole stability, causes of stuck pipes and first actions.
  • Warning signs and method to free pipes, preventive measures.
WELL COMPLETION 1.5 days
  • Different ways to complete the well.
  • Sand control, stimulation.
  • Tubing, packer, safety valve selection.
  • Well intervention: wireline, coiled tubing, snubbing, workover.
TIME ESTIMATE & PROVISIONAL PROGRESS CURVE 0.5 day
  • Typical rig times required for the different operations, contingencies.
  • Progression curve.
  • Cost estimation according to the environment (type of well, rigs).
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 12 - 23 Pau €6,760 Online By email
Nov 13 - 24 Rueil €6,760 Online By email