Stuck Pipe PreventionDRIL/STUCKPIPE

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to raise the awareness of the negative impacts of stuck pipe incident and to provide the necessary knowledge to implement preventive measures to avoid a stuck pipe situation, and also to have the skills to supervise and plan correctly any stuck pipe incidents in the hole.
Audience :
  • All personnel concerned and involved in drilling and workover operations from operators, contractors and services companies.
  • Ex: drilling engineers, supervisors, tool-pushers, drillers, assistants drillers, etc.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • CONSEQUENCES OF STUCK PIPE INCIDENT

      • Impacts.
      • Statistics.
      • Causes.
      • Basic rules.
  • STUCK PIPE MECHANISMS

      • Differential sticking.
      • Solids induced pack off.
      • Mechanical and wellbore geometry.
  • DRILL STRING, MUD & HOLE CLEANING

      • Characteristics and limits of the drill string.
      • Margin of over-pull.
      • Roles and characteristics of the drilling mud.
      • Solids control equipment.
      • Hole cleaning.
  • METHODS TO FREE THE DRILL STRING

      • First actions for the driller.
      • Use of drilling jars.
      • Reduction of the differential pressure.
      • Use of lubricant pills.
  • PREVENTIVE MEASURES

      • Listen to the hole.
      • Good drilling practices while drilling and tripping.
      • Teamwork and monitoring.
  • FISHING EQUIPMENT

      • Description, function and correct use of fishing equipment.
  • HISTORY CASES

      • Identify stuck pipe mechanisms and analyze the causes.
  • FINAL TEST

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand all the consequences of a stuck pipe incident,
  • implement the preventive measures to a stuck pipe incident,
  • identify and interpret any warning signs of a potential stuck pipe incident,
  • take the correct actions according to the stuck pipe situation,
  • perform the necessary calculations in case of stuck pipe,
  • recognize the efficiency of teamwork, communication and reporting.

Ways & Means

  • Course material (PPT, video).
  • Individual and group exercises.
  • Instructor with a valuable experience in drilling operations.