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Aberdeen, UK, Classroom Based, Horizontal and High Angle Engineering and Operations Course

September 11, 2023 - September 13, 2023

$3295

Course Overview

Painful experience has shown that even the most robust drilling programme can fail through incorrect implementation techniques.

Due to the increased challenges and numerous procedural revisions associated with high angle wells, educating personnel on how to identify issues before they become problems is crucial in delivering a successful deviated well

Invest in yourself, your team and ultimately your results by attending Merlin ERD’s Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Training Course.

What will I learn?

  • How to determine the maximum reach from your location
  • Key planning considerations to delivering trouble free wells
  • Root cause of problems encountered in high angle wells
  • Identifying minimum equipment specifications for ERD projects
  • What others are doing around the world to assure success
  • Latest tools and techniques used to reliably deliver ERD projects
  • How to minimise downtime due to 3rd party tools

Example Schedule

  • Mon: 8am – 16.30pm
  • Tue: 8am – 16.30pm
  • Wed: 8am – 16.30pm

*Daily sessions are typically 8.5 hours including 3 short breaks and 1 hour for lunch.

Who Should Attend?

  • All Drilling professionals involved with high angle wells
  • Drilling Managers, Superintendents & Engineers
  • Drilling Supervisors, Drillers, Tool Pushers, AD & Derrickmen
  • Directional Drillers, MWD, Mud Engineers & Mud Loggers

Course Schedule

Introduction & Objectives

Introduction and overview of course objectives, schedule course resources.

Industry Achievements

Latest Industry achievements in deviated, complex and ERD wells.

Differences to low angle wells

Important differences between high angle and low angle wells.

Hole Cleaning

Explanation of fundamentals, how material is removed and why we can assume the hole is never fully clean.

Torque & Drag & buckling

Explanation of T&D fundamentals, their impact in high angle wells and options for reducing T&D loads.

Rig Equipment & drill pipe

How to determine minimum rig requirements for your well and necessary safety factors for success. Options to drill further without rig upgrades.

Tripping & Back-reaming

How to clean up a deviated hole. Fit for purpose tripping procedures and avoiding pack-offs and stuck pipe while back-reaming.

Connections

Outline of procedures for making safe connections in high angle wells. Techniques to avoid damage to the wellbore and prevent stuck pipe.

Hole Conditioning Monitoring

How to interpret downhole conditions from surface measurements to provide objective repeatable indication of hole condition. Dynamic changes in cuttings, torque, drag and PWD. How to get early warning of approaching problems.

Hydraulics & ECD Management

ECD definition, influencing factors and options for reducing ECD.

Swab & Surge

Why swab and surge effects are amplified in ERD wells. Techniques for managing cyclic loading.

Wellbore Stability

Causes of instability. Solutions for preventing and/or recovering from a wellbore stability problem.

Casing & Cementing

Key risks installing casing in ERD and high angle wells. Latest techniques to get tubulars predictably to depth. Cementing issues for high angle wells.

Casing Wear

Types of casing wear, identifying a problem, consequences and risk reduction options.

Well Trajectory Design

Understand what’s important in trajectory design when planning how to meet the well’s subsurface objectives.

Bit & BHA

Bit and BHA design considerations for high angle wells over and above ROP, data collections and directional control.

Drilling Limiters

Identification of common drilling limiters and a methodical approach to extending limiters while managing risk.

Stuck Pipe Avoidance

Fundamentals of stuck pipe, identification and avoidance.

SESSION 1

Introduction & Objectives

Introduction and overview of course objectives, schedule course resources.

Industry Achievements

Latest Industry achievements in deviated, complex and ERD wells.

Differences to low angle wells

Important differences between high angle and low angle wells.

Hole Cleaning

Explanation of fundamentals, how material is removed and why we can assume the hole is never fully clean.

Torque & Drag & buckling

Explanation of T&D fundamentals, their impact in high angle wells and options for reducing T&D loads.

Rig Equipment & drill pipe

How to determine minimum rig requirements for your well and necessary safety factors for success. Options to drill further without rig upgrades.

SESSION 2

Tripping & Back-reaming

How to clean up a deviated hole. Fit for purpose tripping procedures and avoiding pack-offs and stuck pipe while back-reaming.

Connections

Outline of procedures for making safe connections in high angle wells. Techniques to avoid damage to the wellbore and prevent stuck pipe.

Hole Conditioning Monitoring

How to interpret downhole conditions from surface measurements to provide objective repeatable indication of hole condition. Dynamic changes in cuttings, torque, drag and PWD. How to get early warning of approaching problems.

Hydraulics & ECD Management

ECD definition, influencing factors and options for reducing ECD.

Swab & Surge

Why swab and surge effects are amplified in ERD wells. Techniques for managing cyclic loading.

Wellbore Stability

Causes of instability. Solutions for preventing and/or recovering from a wellbore stability problem.

SESSION 3

Casing & Cementing

Key risks installing casing in ERD and high angle wells. Latest techniques to get tubulars predictably to depth. Cementing issues for high angle wells.

Casing Wear

Types of casing wear, identifying a problem, consequences and risk reduction options.

Well Trajectory Design

Understand what’s important in trajectory design when planning how to meet the well’s subsurface objectives.

Bit & BHA

Bit and BHA design considerations for high angle wells over and above ROP, data collections and directional control.

Drilling Limiters

Identification of common drilling limiters and a methodical approach to extending limiters while managing risk.

Stuck Pipe Avoidance

Fundamentals of stuck pipe, identification and avoidance.

Details

Start:
September 11, 2023
End:
September 13, 2023
Cost:
$3295
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Organizer

Miles Long
Phone:
+441738627922
Email:
Miles.Long@MerlinERD.com

Other

Booking URL
https://merlinerd.com/contact/

Venue

Aberdeen, UK
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