Mud Logging & Data Acquisition Engineering Certification

MUDLOGE-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough, practical knowledge of mud logging/surface data acquisition, analyses and interpretation on rig site and its added values to the project and well.
Public :
  • Young engineers and supervisors with some experience in drilling.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • DRILLING & GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT

      • Safety: mud logging contribution to the safe achievement of the well.
      • Rigs type.
      • Wells type.
      • Drilling operations from land to deep water: challenges and specificities, drilling parameters and interactions.
      • Geological environments: HPHT, narrow and deep buried, ERD.
      • Rig components and tasks of various professionals at the drilling site.
      • Services companies: duties and deliveries.
      • Recall and test.
  • MUD LOGGING/SURFACE DATA MONITORING

      • Introduction: what is mud logging?
      • Surface data acquisition technology (sensors, acquisition system).
      • Drilling monitoring: drilling parameters; physicals and hydraulics (WOH, WOB, RPM, torque, ROP, SPP, FlwPMPS, ECD, ESD. Well equilibrium concept.
      • Rig operation monitoring: casing and cementing.
      • Detection of drilling hazards: kicks, losses, stuck pipes.
      • Formation evaluation: cuttings (sampling, washing and description).
      • Reservoir evaluation: detection and evaluation of Oil & Gas shows while drilling.
      • Gas logging: measure and interpretation.
      • Formation pressure evaluation: monitoring the formation pressure trend.
      • Recall and test.
  • DRILLING OPTIMIZATION

      • Cutting volume while drilling monitoring (hole cleaning and well bore stability monitoring): technology, data and information.
      • Early mud gain or losses detection: technologies, data and information.
      • Drilling bit efficiency monitoring (ROP optimization): technologies, data and information.
      • Drilling events/hazards identification and remediation.
      • Recall and test.
  • PORE PRESSURE/FRACTURATION PRESSURE

      • Pore pressure: theory and methods.
      • Pore pressure monitoring: means, tools and deliveries.
      • Fracturation pressure: theory and methods.
      • Fracturation pressure monitoring: means, tools and deliveries.
      • Well bore stability, well control, narrow mud weight windows.
      • Recall and test.
  • ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL CUTTING ANALYSES

      • Cutting elemental composition measurement (XRF).
      • Cutting mineral composition measurement (XRD).
      • Total Organic Carbon measurement (TOC).
      • Shale density measurement and other measurement on cuttings.
      • Recall and test.
  • QUANTITATIVE GAS WHILE DRILLING ACQUISITION & INTERPRETATION

      • Theory and science behind the quantitative gas measurement while drilling.
      • Interest of continuous surface measurement vs down hole measurement.
      • Technologies available.
      • Quantitative analyses C1 to C5.
      • Fluids facies characterization.
      • Enhanced reservoir characterization.
      • Interpretation.
      • Isotope logging measurement.
      • Technology available.
      • Use and application.
      • Recall and test.
  • SURFACE DATA ASSOCIATED TO LWD/MWD and/or ELECTRICAL LOGGING

      • Quick-look interpretation: reservoir identification and characterization (lithology, porosity, fluid types, saturation).
      • Main logging tools and applications: caliper, GR, SP, resistivity, nuclear, acoustic.
      • Link between LWD/MWD data and mud logging data.
      • Reservoir identification and characterization (lithology, porosity, fluid types, saturation).
      • LWD reservoir identification and characterization vs mud logging reservoir identification and characterization.
      • Recall and test.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • perceive the added value of surface data acquisition and mud logging service regarding: safety, geology, hydrocarbon evaluation, drilling monitoring, deliveries,
  • understand the surface data acquisition process while drilling,
  • understand the interaction of data to identify pertinent information relevant: drilling hazards prevention, reservoir detection and evaluation, casing point setting,
  • understand deliverable documents as mud log, gas log, pressure log and others,
  • perceive the mud logging/surface data acquisition services contribution to the success of the well.

Ways & Means

  • Alternance of theory and case studies, with a large contribution of the participant’s questions.
  • Exercises in teamwork.
  • General case studies and application to real case (project) for the participants from their company.
  • Numerous illustrations and videos.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Mud Logging & Data Acquisition Engineering .
  • Ready-to-use skills.
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