Data Acquisition during Drilling Operations


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough, practical knowledge of openhole logging, mud logging and coring.
Public :
  • Young engineers and supervisors, tool pushers, with some experience in drilling.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • Basic drilling knowledge as well basic geological ones.

Course Content


      • Tasks of various professionals at the drilling site.
      • Main documents carried out.
      • Cuttings (sampling, cleaning and analysis).
      • Mechanical parameters (WOH, WOB, RPM, Torque, ROP) & hydraulic parameters (SPP, Flows, Pits and mud characteristics). Physical principles of sensors used on well site.
      • Detection and evaluation of Oil & Gas shows while drilling.
      • Detection of abnormal pressures.
      • Detection of drilling problems: kicks, losses, stucking…
      • Carry out a section of geological log.
      • Case studies.

      • Definition of basic concepts used in log interpretation.
      • Wireline logging:
      • Well site setup and log records operation.
      • Main logging tools and applications (caliper, GR, SP, resistivity, nuclear, acoustic).
      • Quick-look interpretation: reservoir identification and characterization (lithology, porosity, fluid types, saturation).
      • Case study.
      • Logging while drilling:
      • Main LWD sensors and measurements (directional, resistivity, nuclear, acoustic, pressure…).
      • Applications for directional drilling, geosteering, formation evaluation, predictive pressure.
      • Pressure measurement concepts.
      • Different technics for sampling with wireline and LWD tools.
      • Prevention actions to handle sampling operations.

      • Data collected with coring.
      • Conventional coring operation.
      • Cores bits and drilling strings for coring operations.
      • Advanced coring technics: turbo-coring, soft formations coring, gel coring.
      • Oriented coring system.
      • Sidewall coring.
      • Storage and handling process for cores during surface recovery: cores cutting, preliminary well site analysis, storaging of cores.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand, assess and interpret measurements made while drilling,
  • learn about techniques and equipment used for coring during drilling operations,
  • understand how to prevent kicks and drilling problems with mud logging data analysis,
  • understand wireline and LWD technology with regard to log data analysis,
  • appreciate the geoscientists’ work in a quick-look log analysis at the rig site.

Ways & Means

  • Alternation between theoretical contributions and case studies, with a large part left to the participants' questions. Exercises in working groups.
  • Application to a real case (project) for the participants in the “Drilling & Completion Engineering” training course.
  • Case studies.
  • Numerous illustrations and videos.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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