ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Horizontal Well Technology, Applications, Drilling, Completion, Productivity, and Surveillance

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About the course

This five-day course will cover the horizontal well technology from a multidiscipline application view. Participants will gain an understanding of principle for the following topics, during this course, horizontal well technology, reservoir engineering, drilling and completion, along with risks and measurements while drilling. Cementing, logging while drilling, testing, surveillance, production logging, and production improvement will also be covered.

Participants will also get a chance to learn about the applications of horizontal wells and models, including coning problems, gas reservoirs, fractured wells, and fractured reservoirs.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Learn about the applications of horizontal wells and models, including coning problems, gas reservoirs, fractured wells, and fractured reservoirs
  • Learn about horizontal well gravel packs, advanced perforating technology, CT drilling and completion types, horizontal well sand management, along with well evaluation cases and re-entry drilling
  • Learn about horizontal well evaluation
  • Learn about conveyance methods for bottomhole measurements

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Horizontal wells applications and horizontal well productivity
  • Steady-state approximations
  • Productivity index
  • Flow regimes
  • Effects of anisotropy
  • Formation damage
  • Skin factor
  • Slanted wells vs. horizontal wells

Day 2


  • Pseudo-steady-state approximations
  • Shape factors
  • Productivity index
  • Partially open producing intervals

Day 3


  • Drilling and completion
  • Rotary steerable
  • Drilling risk
  • LWD
  • Cementing

Day 4


  • Horizontal well evaluation
  • Log responses and resistivity while drilling
  • Drillbit seismics
  • Formation evaluation while drilling
  • Conveyance methods for bottomhole measurements
  • Reservoir modeling while drilling case histories

Day 5


  • Horizontal wells gravel packs
  • Advanced perforating technology
  • CT Drilling and completion types
  • Horizontal well sand management
  • Well evaluation cases and re-entry drilling
  • Conventional production logging
  • Aspects of horizontal well acidizing and fracturing

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 reservoir, production, operation and drilling engineers responsible for recommending and evaluating horizontal wells as wellas operators and technicians.

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