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E-430 - Stuck Pipe Prevention

4 days FOR/STUCKPIPE
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • All personnel concerned and involved in drilling operations (operators, contractor and services companies): drilling engineers, supervisors, toolpushers, drillers, etc.
Purpose
  • To provide an understanding of the preventive measures to avoid a stuck pipe situation during drilling operations
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the consequences of a stuck pipe incident
  • To identify and interpret any warning signs of a potential stuck pipe incident
  • To implement the preventive measures to a stuck pipe incident
  • To know the correct actions to take according to the stuck pipe incident
  • To convince the employee of the importance of teamwork, communication and reporting

INTRODUCTION, GEOLOGY AND ROCK MECHANIC REMINDER 0.25 day
  • Statistics about NPT due to stuck pipe incidents
  • Rock structure, mineralogy, main characteristics of sedimentary rock
  • Rock mechanic: stress in the ground, stress effect on hole stability
STUCK PIPE MECHANISM AND FIRST ACTIONS FOR THE DRILLER 1 day
  • Differential sticking
  • Mechanical and wellbore geometry sticking
  • Solids induced pack off
DRILL STRING LIMITS, MUD AND HOLE CLEANING 0.5 day
  • Drill string characteristics, margin of over-pull
  • Mud and hole cleaning
  • Methods to assess and improve hole cleaning
METHODS TO FREE THE DRILL STRING 1 day
  • Use of drilling jars
  • Reduction of the differential pressure
  • Use of lubricant pills
  • Back off methods
HISTORY CASES 0.25 day
  • Recognize the stuck pipe mechanism and analyze the causes
FISHING EQUIPMENT 0.5 day
  • Description, function and correct use of the main fishing equipment
PREVENTIVE MEASURES 0.5 day
  • Reminder of good drilling practices while drilling and tripping
  • Teamwork and monitoring
2016 course calendar
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Oct 03 - 07 Pau €3,380 Online By email

2017 course calendar
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Oct 02 - 05 Pau €3,580 Online