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E-415 - Practical Aspects of Well Planning & Costing

10 days FOR/PAWPCE
  • Young engineers, drilling and completion superintendents already, or about to be involved in well design and planning
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of all steps one should take to properly plan and budget oil and gas exploration or development wells, from pre-planning with geoscientists all the way to delivery
Learning Objectives
  • To review the different parameters involved in oil or gas well planning
  • To identify major concerns and plan for dealing with them
  • To understand procedures and methods for designing oil or gas wells and preparing drilling programs
  • To learn how to estimate drilling time and costs, along with corresponding margins of error
  • To grasp importance of effective well engineering and planning
  • To follow efficiently well planning and costing sequences
Ways and means
  • Interactive course with case studies and practical exercises
  • A well case history will be used to build an AFE and a time drilling curve as a model for each section of this course

Well objectives and inputs to the drilling program 0.5 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
  • Use of the drilling data handbook
  • Casing string calculation, selection
Wellhead design and selection 0.5 day
  • Different wellheads in onshore and offshore environments, wellhead and BOP program
Bits program 0.5 day
  • Different types of bits, bit selection: bit records, cost per foot, bit hydraulics
Drill string, components and selection 1 day
  • BHA components and design criteria; drill string design criteria
  • Torque and drag modeling, hydraulic and pumping requirements
Mud and cement program 2 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
Formation evaluation program 0.5 day
  • Mud logging and cutting sampling, electrical logging, logging services requirements
  • Coring tools, procedures and coring program
Deviated wells design: directional drilling methods and technology 1 day
  • Surveying tools and technology, basic behavior of rotary assemblies
  • Directional drilling tools and technology, directional program
  • Surveying methods, trajectory calculation methods, uncertainty evaluation
  • Surveying tools and technology, basic behavior of rotary assemblies
Rig selection 1 day
  • Main drilling rig functions
  • Types of rigs, rig selection criteria
Time estimate and provisional progress curve 0.5 day
  • Typical rig times required for the different operations, drilling and tripping time, contingencies
  • Analysis of time curve plan for the case study
Cost estimate and AFE 0.5 day
  • Drilling, formation evaluation and logistics contracts
  • Intangible costs, tangible costs, and contingencies
  • Establishing the well budget and AFE for case study well
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 13 - 24 Rueil €6,380 Online By email
Nov 14 - 25 Rueil €6,380 Online