Drilling engineering

 

 

  • Drilling and completion engineering

 

Overview

 

Equipment and procedures involved with drilling oil and gas wells are described for those who are interested in understanding the drilling process regardless of the academic background. During the first day, the overall drilling process is presented along with definitions and descriptions of drilling equipment. During the remainder of the week, the various components are discussed in greater detail with explanations of the basic science concepts which guide these processes. Subjects include descriptions of drill bits, directional drilling, drilling fluids, solids control, cementing, casing, well bore stability, well control, measurement-while-drilling techniques, stuck pipe, lost circulation, and well bore hydraulics. Some technology enhancements are included to improve understanding of drilling operations for all participants, with or without a science background.

Designed for

 

Students, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers, technical assistants, technicians, chemists, physicists, technical supervisors, service company personnel, sales representatives, data processing personnel, and support staff working with reservoir definition, development and production.

Course content

 

 

  • The overall drilling process and equipment
  • The language of drillers – understanding their terminology
  • Understanding the abbreviations and acronyms associated with drilling
  • Rig equipment and types
  • Types of drill bits
  • MWD
  • Drill strings
  • Drilled solids management
  • Mud tank arrangements
  • Drilling fluid properties
  • Well control
  • Cementing
  • Casing design
  • Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost circulation)
  • Well control
  • Directional drilling operations and tools
  • Safety

 

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 2 weeks

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

  • Drilling fluids

 

Overview

 

To provide a comprehensive understanding of drilling fluids characteristics.

 

Designed for

 

Students, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers, technical assistants, technicians, chemists, physicists, technical supervisors, service company personnel, sales representatives, data processing personnel, and support staff working with reservoir definition, development and production.

Course content

 

 

  • Functions of drilling fluids
  • Physical and chemical characteristics

 

Specific gravity

Rheology

Filtration

Alkalinity

Chloride

Hardness

 

  • Types of fluids

 

Water base mud

Oil base mud

 

  • Shale inhibition

 

Types of shale

Chemical and physical inhibition

 

  • Mechanical and waste treatment

 

Function

Selection of equipment and layout

Separation ranges

Overall efficiency

Waste treatment

Solidification

Reinjection

Desorption

 

  • Troubleshooting

 

Losses

Detection

Analysis and decision chart

Treatment

Hole cleaning

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 3 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia