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Online Open Seat, Managed Pressure Drilling Course – West Hemisphere

August 22 - August 26

$1795

Course Overview

Merlin’s open seat MPD training course is designed to ensure that well construction personnel, from the drilling engineer to the drilling manager are up to speed on the fundamental factors which lead to successfully planned and executed managed pressure drilling operations. We often see drilling teams bring in external parties to support or manage these operations, commonly through lack of experience in the core team. Our course is designed to plug the gaps, ensuring that the team is aware of the benefits of various MPD techniques, how these apply to their specific well scenario and how to ensure the benefits are fully realised.

The course is delivered over a period of 5 half-days and taught online, leaving some time available for your day job. Topics include deep dives into the drivers for MPD use, types of MPD systems, the design criteria associated with each type, how to decide which system to use, management of anchor points, well control considerations, equipment specifications and much more.

What will I learn?

  • What is MPD? Where and how can I use it?
  • Benefits and risks of using a particular MPD technique.
  • Data required to run MPD simulations.
  • How to select anchor points and design a well around them.
  • How does MPD impact fluid design and well control?
  • Understand the equipment and the external standards associated with it.
  • Issues associated with the design, specification and management of an MPD equipment spread.
  • Deepwater project planning and considerations.
  • In depth analysis of Constant Bottom Hole Pressure, Pressurised Mud Cap, Continuous Circulating and Controlled Mud Line MPD techniques.
  • And much more….

Example Schedule

  • Mon: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Tue: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Wed: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Thu: 8am – 12.30pm
  • Fri: 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?

  • Drilling Engineers, Superintendents and Managers involved in planning and executing MPD projects.
  • Key third party personnel who are impacted by the use of MPD on their well or project.
  • Wellsite personnel planning to use MPD systems or who will be exposed to MPD systems on location.
  • Anyone that wants a better understanding of MPD, to learn more about the many applications available.

Course Schedule

  • Conventional drilling vs. MPD / closed loop drilling / golden rules of MPD
  • MPD applications / when and where to use them
  • Drivers for MPD / pros and cons of using MPD
  • MPD design objectives / MPD IADC classification system
  • Fluids Basics / rheology models / weighted fluid systems / clear fluid & 2-phase systems
  • Surface back pressure (SBP) MPD design / data requirements / limitations / design steps / swab-surge / anchor point selection / design parameters
  • Advantages of SBP MPD – ballooning / constant bottom hole pressure (CBHP) / wellbore stability (WBS) / narrow windows / ERD / HPHT / pressure profiling
  • Well control (WC) / MPD v conventional /  influx management envelope (IME) /challenges with  MPD WC (rig & operator)
  • MPD standards and references / classifications & requirements
  • MPD project planning / rig surveys / drawings and layouts / risk assessments / HAZID – HAZOP / equipment preparation / spares
  • MPD equipment: RCDs / chokes / meters / valves / PRVs / NRVs
  • Deepwater: above tension ring (ATR)  / below tenstion ring (BTR) / other equipment
  • Rig surveys / drawing and layout diagrams / temporary installation design and planning / standard operating procedures (SOPs) and limitations
  • Pressurised mud cap drilling (PMCD) / subsurface drivers / design and planning / limitations / SOPs
  • Tripping / completions with PMCD – gunk plugs / mud capping /  downhole deployment valve’s (DDV)
SESSION 1
  • Conventional drilling vs. MPD / closed loop drilling / golden rules of MPD
  • MPD applications / when and where to use them
  • Drivers for MPD / pros and cons of using MPD
  • MPD design objectives / MPD IADC classification system
SESSION 2
  • Fluids Basics / rheology models / weighted fluid systems / clear fluid & 2-phase systems
  • Surface back pressure (SBP) MPD design / data requirements / limitations / design steps / swab-surge / anchor point selection / design parameters
  • Advantages of SBP MPD – ballooning / constant bottom hole pressure (CBHP) / wellbore stability (WBS) / narrow windows / ERD / HPHT / pressure profiling
  • Well control (WC) / MPD v conventional /  influx management envelope (IME) /challenges with  MPD WC (rig & operator)
  • MPD standards and references / classifications & requirements
SESSION 3
  • MPD project planning / rig surveys / drawings and layouts / risk assessments / HAZID – HAZOP / equipment preparation / spares
  • MPD equipment: RCDs / chokes / meters / valves / PRVs / NRVs
SESSION 4
  • Deepwater: above tension ring (ATR)  / below tenstion ring (BTR) / other equipment
  • Rig surveys / drawing and layout diagrams / temporary installation design and planning / standard operating procedures (SOPs) and limitations
SESSION 5
  • Pressurised mud cap drilling (PMCD) / subsurface drivers / design and planning / limitations / SOPs
  • Tripping / completions with PMCD – gunk plugs / mud capping /  downhole deployment valve’s (DDV)

Details

Start:
August 22
End:
August 26
Cost:
$1795
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Organizer

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