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E-430 - Stuck Pipe Prevention

E-430 - Stuck Pipe Prevention

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

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
  • 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.
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.
Course Content

CONSEQUENCES OF STUCK PIPE INCIDENT

0.5 day

  • Impacts.
  • Statistics.
  • Causes.
  • Basic rules.

STUCK PIPE MECHANISMS

1.5 days

  • Differential sticking.
  • Solids induced pack off.
  • Mechanical and wellbore geometry.

DRILL STRING, MUD & HOLE CLEANING

1 day

  • 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

0.75 day

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

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

0.25 day

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

FISHING EQUIPMENT

0.5 day

  • Description, function and correct use of fishing equipment.

HISTORY CASES

0.25 day

  • Identify stuck pipe mechanisms and analyze the causes.
FINAL TEST 0.25 day

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