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Online Open Seat, Horizontal and High Angle Engineering and Operations Course – East Hemisphere

October 30 - November 2

$1795

Upskill with Merlin and learn to drill further, faster, more efficiently.

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’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 – 12.30pm
  • Tue: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Wed: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Thu: 8am – 12.30pm

*Daily sessions are typically 4.5 hours. Actual start times will vary based on the geographical location of delegates.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Connection Practices

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Differential Sticking

    Understanding the problem, the risk factors and how to manage the risk of differential pressure sticking on high angle wells.

Session 1 – Introduction and Fundamentals
  • 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.

Session 2 – Fundamentals
  • Torque & Drag

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

  • 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.

Session 3 – Operations
  • Connection Practices

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Session 4 – Engineering and Stuck Pipe Avoidance
  • 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.

  • Differential Sticking

    Understanding the problem, the risk factors and how to manage the risk of differential pressure sticking on high angle wells.

Details

Start:
October 30
End:
November 2
Cost:
$1795
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Organizer

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