ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Advanced Drilling Operations Management

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About the course

The course will present an overview of oil and gas well drilling operations from start to finish. The course includes discussions of advanced drilling technology, drilling rig components, basic drilling fluids and hydraulics coverage, cementing operations, discussions on downhole pressures, drilling problems and solutions.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will learn about drilling operations both onshore and offshore, the sequence of processes, components and functions of a drilling rig, drilling economics, formation and fracture pressures, drilling problems and well control procedures, cementing, directional drilling and logging operations.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction and terminology
  • Overview of drilling operations
  • Drilling process onshore and offshore
  • Drilling economics

Day 2

  • Rig components
  • Drilling bits
  • Formation pressures
  • Well control

Day 3

  • Prediction and detection of abnormal pressures
  • Primary and secondary well control
  • Bop equipment
  • Killing procedures

Day 4

  • Drilling fluids
  • Hydraulics
  • Optimization of bit hydraulics
  • Casing design
  • Cementing

Day 5

  • Cement properties
  • Directional drilling
  • Directional drilling tools and bhas
  • Measurement while drilling
  • Well logging

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for drilling, production and completions engineers and supervisors, toolpushers, geologists, laboratory fluid technologists, managers, and operations personnel.

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