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10 - OGE-W - Oil & Gas - Well Construction and Drilling

OG-W 107 - Drilling Practices

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-W 107 22 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 107 26 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 107 30 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 107 04 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 107 09 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Earlier, the drilling goal was reaching the TD. Nowadays, the objective of drilling a well is to drill it with most efficiency, less problems and minimum cost. Good planning, emergency plans and optimization of drilling parameters, will minimize drilling time. Predicting and mitigating expected problems, will minimize lost time, thus minimizing the overall well cost. In this course we will use correlation data to design the well and to optimize parameters to minimize drilling time. We will discuss the good practices depending on gained experience from previously drilled wells.

Course Objectives

  • Review drilling data and plan the well
  • Incorporate completion plans into the drilling plan
  • Drill a well cost effectively and maximize penetration rate
  • Evaluate stuck pipe problems and avoid potential problems
  • Evaluate and maintain drilling fluids
  • Optimize hole cleaning
  • Design casing, drill string and BOP/wellheads
  • Evaluate and implement cementing programs
  • Design and implement bit and hydraulics programs
  • Incorporate directional drilling and deviation control
  • Recognize and evaluate well control problems

Who Should Attend?

  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Drilling Engineers,
  • Tool pushers
  • Managers
  • Technical support personnel.

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Planning including requirements for the completion and testing, AFE preparation
  • Targets and emergency plans
  • Logistics and supply chain  
  • HSE at the rig site
  • Cost control, evaluating alternative drilling methods and maximizing penetration rate

Day 2

  • Hole cleaning, sloughing shale, lost circulation, stuck pipe and fishing operations
  • Policies and procedures 
  • Drilling fluids
  • Stocks requirements 
  • Lifting capacity of drilling fluids, pressure losses in the circulating system and ECD

Day 3

  • Maximizing hydraulics in the planning phase and at the rig
  • Nozzles size selection
  • Bit selection and application
  • Bit dull grading 
  • Bit life criteria 

Day 4

  • Casing and drill string design, selection of casing seats
  • Cement, cement additives and displacement mechanics 
  • BOP equipment
  • Set up, pressure rating
  • Killing the well

Day 5

  • Deviation control, directional drilling and horizontal drilling
  • Pressure control, routine and special problems
  • Stripping
  • Relief wells
  • Project post analysis