Drill String Failure Prevention 1 - DSF1

Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Level: Basic
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Drill String Failure Prevention 1 is focused on rig site personnel from entry level through derrickman and also procurement personnel. The intent is to create awareness of how various tools are manufactured and used, how performance limits are established, and how various components are likely to fail. Drill String Failure Prevention 2 builds on these concepts for Drillers through Rig Manager and other Drilling Supervision. The intent is to equip them to make tool selection and string design decisions for typical situations. A calculator is required for both courses.
Operator, drilling contractor and service company personnel, including rig crews, drillers, rig managers, drilling supervisors, superintendents and procurement
  • To identify sizes, weights, grades, connections, and other features of most typically used drill string components
  • Drill string handling practices to reduce failures and cost
  • Performance properties of drill string components and apply design margins for: tension loads, torque loads, combined tension-torque loads, fatigue loads and buckling loads
  • To link mechanical properties of various drill string components to their performance limits
  • Likely drill string failure situations and how to eliminate them
  • To design cost-effective BHAs and match them to your bit
  • Drilling tools and operational practices to reduce both torque and drag and casing wear
  • How to diagnose and mitigate vibration to reduce drill string damage and failure
  • Drill string inspection programs using the latest industry standards
  • How emerging drill string technologies may benefit your operations
  • Identify sizes, weights, grades, connections, and other features of most typically used drill string components
  • Adjust drill string handling practices to reduce failures and cost
  • Determine performance properties of drill string components and apply design margins for: tension loads, torque loads, combined tension-torque loads, fatigue loads and buckling loads
  • Link mechanical properties of various drill string components to their performance limits
  • Determine likely drill string failure situations and how to eliminate them
  • Design cost-effective BHAs and match them to your bit
  • Identify drilling tools and operational practices to reduce both torque and drag and casing wear
  • Diagnose and mitigate vibration to reduce drill string damage and failure
  • Optimize drill string inspection programs using the latest industry standards
  • How emerging drill string technologies may benefit your operations