Drilling Fundamentals

GEND/INFORE

Who should attend?

  • This intensive course provides a comprehensive overview of drilling and completion techniques and operations.
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

Course Content

  • ORGANIZATION OF DRILLING OPERATIONS

      • Drilling principles.
      • Cost, duration of a drilling job.
      • Different people involved, types of contracts.
      • Safety.
  • DRILLING PRINCIPLES - EQUIPMENT

      • 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

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

      • Cementing operations.
      • Wellhead.
      • Directional drilling.
      • Well control.
      • Fishing jobs.
      • Wireline logging, well test (DST).
  • DRILLING ON A SIMULATOR (Pau)

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • recognize the vocabulary specific to drilling,
  • identify and describe drilling operations and equipment used,
  • identify the different professionals involved in drilling and learn about their roles and responsibilities.

Ways & Means

  • Videos and animations.
  • Exercises.
  • Visit to a drilling site*.
  • * When the course is delivered in Rueil-Malmaison, practical illustration is provided by video.