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

OG-W 147 - Stuck Pipe Prevention

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-W 147 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 147 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 147 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 147 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 147 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide well engineers, drilling supervisors ,drilling personnel, directional driller and  Rig mangers  with the knowledge and understanding of the causes of stuck pipe and the means to reduce or eliminate stuck pipe as a significant cause of lost time incidents and related costs.

Stuck pipe is the primary cause of non-productive time and should not be considered as an inevitable drilling hazard. This short course develops an understanding of how stuck pipe prevention can be managed through the well design and construction process.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the preventative actions to avoid Stuck Pipe Incidents
  • Know the first actions for freeing pipe
  • Learn the parameters which affects Hole Cleaning
  • Have a better understanding of Wellbore stability
  • Have a better understanding of how a drilling jars works
  • Review back-off operation and main Fishing tools
  • Review main considerations when setting a cementing plug
  • Exchange your experience with colleagues regarding Stuck Pipe

Who Should Attend?

  • Well Planners
  • Well Engineers
  • Drilling Supervisors 
  • Drill Crew
  • Direction Drillers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to SPP 
  • Overview of stuck pipe mechanisms 
  • Hole cleaning fundamentals 
  • Hole cleaning in high angle wells practices
  • Stuck pipe prevention

Day 2

  • Torque & drag monitoring
  • ECD + surge & swab fundamentals 
  • Wellbore stability fundamentals 
  • Differential sticking fundamentals  
  • Case study 

Day 3

  • Tripping practices 
  • Backreaming practices
  • Monitoring practices 
  • Stuck pipe indicators 
  • Case study 

Day 4

  • Firs response practices 
  • Offset well analysis  
  • Jars operation 
  • Jar placement 
    • Stuck pipe diagnosis

Day 5

  • Stuck pipe recovery
  •  Free-point  locator
  • Back-off and fishing procedures
  • Cement plug and sidetrack practices 
  • Group exercise