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E-491 - Well Control - Level 3 or 4

E-491 - Well Control - Level 3 or 4

5 days
WEL/FPESME3-4
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 12 - 16, 2018 Pau 2,490 €
Online By email
May 14 - 18, 2018 Pau 2,490 €
Online By email
Sep 17 - 21, 2018 Pau 2,490 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • All personnel concerned with drilling and completion operations involved in operations linked to the detection of a kick and well control: drilling engineers, mud engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers, etc.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course raises the awareness of kick prevention and knowledge of well control methods and procedures.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and calculate the various pressures in a well,
  • understand the causes of the kicks,
  • recognize/analyze the signs of a kick in order to shut in the well with the limited amount of gain,
  • follow and apply shut in methods in order to secure the well after a kick occurrence,
  • know the well control methods and demonstrate the ability to shut in the well (driller) and killing the well (supervisor),
  • detect potential incidents during well control and take appropriate actions,
  • obtain the level 3 or 4 IWCF certification on “Well Control”.
Course Content
INITIAL TEST ON WELL CONTROL 0.25 day

PRESSURE ANALYSIS & KICK CONTROL

0.75 day

  • Reminder on hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pressures.
  • Relationship between various pressures in the well.
  • Definition of gas law and migration.
  • Causes and signs of abnormal pore pressure.
  • Frac pressure and MAASP (LOT and FIT).
  • Causes and signs of a kick, impact of WBM or NABM.
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid kicks.

WELL CONTROL

1.75 days

  • Procedures to follow in case of a kick while drilling or tripping (surge and swab).
  • Well shut-in methods: hard and soft methods.
  • Observation and evolution of pressures after shut in and selection of the stabilized pressures.
  • Exercises on “Kill sheet”.
  • Well control methods to control a kick:
  • Driller's method.
  • Wait and weight method.
  • Comparison/differences between each method (advantages and drawbacks).

PARTICULAR CASES

0.25 day

  • Incidents during circulation.
  • Shallow gas.
  • Volumetric method.
  • MAASP.
  • Deviated well.
  • Kick during running of casing or during cement jobs.

SURFACE WELL CONTROL EQUIPMENT

0.5 day

  • BOP stack: types, annular BOP, BOP rams…
  • Diverter.
  • BOP control unit (“Koomey” unit).
  • Choke-manifold and remote choke control panel.
  • Mud-gas separator.
  • Function tests and pressure tests.

EXERCISES

0.25 day

  • Practice on a simulator, training for the IWCF certification.
  • Exercises on: principles and procedures, kill sheet and well control equipment.

SUBSEA SPECIFICITIES

0.25 day

  • Difference between a surface and a subsea BOP.
  • Specific equipment between seabed and rig.
  • Well control with a subsea BOP (friction losses in choke line).
  • Riser margin.
  • Subsea BOP control unit.

IWCF CERTIFICATION

1 day

  • Written test on principles & procedures.
  • Written test on equipment.
  • Practical assessment on simulator.
Ways & Means
  • PPT Presentation.
  • Course material (PPT, PDF, Word).
  • Exercise book.
  • Practice on simulator.
  • Certified IWCF instructor.