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E-410 - Drilling Fundamentals

E-410 - Drilling Fundamentals

5 days
FOR/INFORE
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technicians interested but not involved in drilling: geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, completion, production and process staff, platform designers, economists, etc.

Level

  • Discovery
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of drilling techniques and operations.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire the vocabulary specific to drilling,
  • review drilling operations and equipment used,
  • learn about roles and responsibilities of different professionals involved in drilling.
Course Content

ORGANIZATION OF DRILLING OPERATIONS

0.5 day

  • Drilling principle.
  • Cost, duration of a drilling job.
  • Different people involved, types of contracts.
  • Safety.

DRILLING PRINCIPLES - EQUIPMENT

1.5 days

  • Different types of bits.
  • Drilling string.
  • Drilling rig:
  • Hoisting function and equipment.
  • Pumping function and equipment.
  • Rotating function and equipment.
  • Power function.
  • Safety function and equipment.
  • Mud and solid treatment.

WELL ARCHITECTURE

0.5 day

  • Reservoir notions.
  • Functions of different casings.
  • Parameters to be taken into account to determine well architecture.
  • Examples of architectures.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

1.25 days

  • Cementing operations.
  • Wellhead.
  • Directional drilling.
  • Well control.
  • Fishing jobs.
  • Wireline logging, well test (DST).

DRILLING ON A SIMULATOR (Pau)

0.25 day

  • Use of a well control simulator to show the drilling operations (tripping, drilling, running of casings).

OFFSHORE DRILLING OPERATIONS

0.25 day

  • Different types of rigs.
  • Problems related to their use.

WELL COMPLETION

0.25 day

  • Reservoir-wellbore interface.
  • Equipment for flowing wells.
  • Well intervention.
VISIT OF A DRILLING SITE* 0.5 day

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Ways & Means
  • Visit to a drilling site.
  • * When the course is delivered in Rueil-Malmaison, practical illustration is provided by video.