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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
  • This course provides an understanding of the preventive measures to avoid a stuck pipe situation during drilling operations.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the consequences of a stuck pipe incident,
  • identify and interpret any warning signs of a potential stuck pipe incident,
  • implement the preventive measures to a stuck pipe incident,
  • know the correct actions to take according to the stuck pipe incident,
  • convince the employee of the importance of teamwork, communication and reporting.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.

INTRODUCTION, GEOLOGY & 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 & FIRST ACTIONS FOR THE DRILLER 1 day
  • Differential sticking.
  • Mechanical and wellbore geometry sticking.
  • Solids induced pack off.
DRILL STRING LIMITS, MUD & 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.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 02 - 05 Pau €3,580 Online By email