Well Construction/Drilling Modules

  • Drilling Operations and Well Completions
  • Defining Well Objectives
  • Characterizing the Drilling Environment
  • Bits and Hydraulics
  • Drill String and BHA
  • Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
  • Directional Drilling and Trajectory Design
  • Oilfield Casing
  • Casing Running Operations
  • Stuck Pipe Prevention

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about well function, onshore and offshore drilling, drilling programs, drilling rig components, and drilling systems; including drilling, rotating, fluid, and blowout prevention systems. You will also learn about casing and cementing, wellhead installation, types of well completions, formation damage, well perforation, sand control strategies, and well stimulation.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, or the role of technical departments in oil and gas operations, and/or be able to understand and use the language of the oilfield.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of early and modern types of drilling styles
  • Rig type classification and selection for onshore and offshore drilling
  • Types of platforms and techniques used for offshore rigs
  • The purpose and function of non-vertical drilling, including directional and horizontal drilling
  • The components of a drilling system
  • The components of a drilling rig
  • The drilling systems of a rig
  • The purpose and function of the rotating system
  • Drilling fluid properties and function
  • Purpose and function of blowout preventers
  • Purpose of casing and cementing
  • Purpose and function of the wellhead
  • Overview of different types of well completions
  • Formation damage
  • Methods of well perforation
  • Sand production problems and control strategies in reservoirs
  • Common well stimulation strategies

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

 

 

DURATION: approximately 1.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

This skill module provides an overview of how various well objectives contribute to the understanding of the asset. Key stakeholders and the activities that impact the well plan are discussed. Also explained in this skill module are why well objectives change over the life of the asset and the commonly used key performance metrics for the drilling discipline.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify stakeholders in an effort to define well objectives
  • Explain how various well objectives contribute to understanding of the asset
  • Identify activities focused on achieving well objectives and how they may impact the well plan
  • Explain why well objectives change over the life of the asset
  • Identify commonly employed performance metrics for the drilling discipline

 

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

 

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module is the basis for drilling engineering and well planning. It provides an overview of geologic formations and key characteristics which the well planner must incorporate into their design considerations. Included is an overview of petroleum geology along with descriptions of both conventional and unconventional petroleum systems, structures and traps, formation fluids, and rock properties. The relationship between pore pressure and fracture gradient is explained and their application to well design considerations. Provided is a brief description of fluid selections and properties, casing and cementing operations, wellbore stability, and well control. Leak-off tests and/or formation integrity tests are discussed and how they are conducted. An overview of formation evaluation techniques is also addressed, including mudlogging, wireline LWD logging, coring, and testing with the data collected during each activity. An overview of types of drilling rigs and their most suitable application coupled with operational risks is also provided.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR operator and service company technical staff, including drilling engineers and operations supervisory personnel. A practical basis for non-technical staff involved in supporting drilling operations.

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • The basis of well planning and how geology and geologic characteristics affect the well plan
  • How pore pressure and fracture pressure are critical in well planning and active drilling operations
  • Where to source the expertise and information required to form the basis of the well plan
  • How to utilize rock types and properties, formation fluid types and properties, and other geoscience information appropriately in well design and operational decisions including: fluid selection, casing points, cementing operations, well control procedures, and risk assessment
  • The significance of the leak-off test and formation integrity test data and how to support operational decisions
  • What formation evaluation methods are available and how to actively utilize them to support well planning and real time decision-making
  • What type of drilling rig is best suited for a particular environment and critical concerns when operating in that particular environment

 

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module addresses roller cone and fixed cutter bit design features and their associated hydraulics programs at an awareness competency level.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify design features and selection criteria for roller cone bit types
  • Explain failure modes for roller cone bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Identify design features and selection criteria for fixed cutter bit types
  • Explain failure modes for fixed cutter bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Explain tool system options which allow wellbore enlargement to a diameter greater than the internal drift diameter of a previously installed casing string
  • Discuss situations where this may be required
  • Explain rotary coring bit options
  • Explain the relationship between cost per foot of a bit run and the cost of a bit, its rate of penetration, footage drilled, and the cost of the drilling operation
  • Determine optimum time to pull a used bit based upon its cost per foot trend
  • Balance competing objectives for the drilling hydraulics system
  • Maintain ECD below fracture pressure of open hole
  • Select nozzle sizes for adequate bit hydraulics
  • Maintain operating pressure and total pump power demands within rig capabilities

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

 

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module explains the various drill string components and their purpose. The skill module also explains the performance properties of drill strings, how to diagnose drill string mechanisms and steps to prevent drill string failures.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify drill string components and their suppliers
  • Explain the purposes of the various drill string components
  • Determine drill string performance properties
  • Diagnose drill string mechanisms
  • Identify steps to prevent drill string failures

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

 

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Drilling fluids impact all aspects of the drilling operation, including drilling the formations, maintaining a clean and stable wellbore, gathering data from the wellbore, and maximizing productivity of the hydrocarbon resource. Proper selection of a drilling fluid can allow optimum performance in each of these areas. Fluid processing solids control allows cost-effective maintenance of fluid properties. This skill module addresses these topics at an awareness competency level.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify functions of drilling fluids
  • Explain fluid types and their selection criteria
  • Identify fluid properties, how they are measured, and additives used to control them
  • Explain benefits of solids control, solids control equipment function, and system configuration

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

 

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Directional drilling may be considered the "intentional, controlled deflection of a wellbore to intersect pre-determined targets." In the early days when wooden derricks were erected so close that they touched each other, wellbores that were believed to be vertical occasionally intersected nearby wellbores, proving that the wells were in fact deviating from vertical. This was not directional drilling because this behavior was neither intentional nor controlled. Modern directional drilling is based on an understanding of the reservoir and how the wellbore should be constructed for its proper placement in the reservoir for optimum productivity.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the objectives of directional drilling
  • Recognize trajectory design options and selection criteria for given surface and downhole requirements
  • Clarify trajectory measurement and wellbore position calculation techniques and limitations

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Casing is pipe that goes into the wellbore and stays in the well because the outside of the casing is cemented to the earth which provides wellbore integrity. In other words, casing’s primary purpose is to keep the wellbore from caving in or fracturing, to keep unwanted fluids from entering the wellbore, and to keep the desired fluids (hydrocarbons) from leaving the borehole at undesirable places.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Describe the purpose of casing in an oilfield well
  • State how joints of casing are connected together
  • Recognize the steps in the process for drilling and cementing casing in an oil/gas well
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the API/ISO casing naming convention
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to casing produced with seamless and ERW properties
  • Identify casing descriptions and dimensions and, when appropriate, describe the correlation between them
  • Identify where the four different casing applications are in a wellbore schematic

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module, you will study four topics:

  • Handling Casing: This topic introduces the process of getting the casing to the rig floor. It explains the concept of stacking casing in reverse order, numbering casing, and the types of casing you will see at an oil rig.
  • Rigging up Casing Running Equipment: This topic overviews the running casing checklist, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and equipment used for setting casing in a borehole. It explains the purpose and function of spiders, elevators, power tongs, and the stabbing board.
  • Making up the Shoe Track: This topic introduces the shoe track and some of the other pieces of a casing string. It explains the purpose of the float shoe, guide shoe, float collar, thread locking compound, and centralizers.
  • Running Casing: This topic provides an in-depth explanation of running the casing into the borehole. It describes the "dance"—the set of steps and movements of the casing crew that help to get the casing in the borehole quickly, efficiently, and safely.

 

DESIGNED FOR individuals interested in understanding what it takes to run casing, as well as members of an extended multidiscipline team

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Describe the steps of running casing, from getting the casing to the rig to running the casing into the borehole
  • Determine safe working practices while running casing on a rig
  • Identify responsibilities of and organize all wellsite personnel for normal casing running operations
  • Identify the purpose of the basic running casing equipment and key steps used to run casing

 

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DURATION: approximately 5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This module specifically addresses the basis for understanding and preventing stuck pipe situations during drilling operations. It provides a general overview of geological formations and how these formations can become unstable during a drilling operation. Likewise, drilling fluids are discussed and how they can impact the stability of the wellbore. This module also covers the mechanisms for pipe sticking, how to diagnose stuck pipe situations, and how to implement recovery efforts. Information is also given on how long to devote to fishing efforts. Lastly, this module covers drill string operating limits and gives calculations on how much pull can be on the drill string.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR operators, drilling contractors, and service company technical and non-technical staff, including drilling engineers, drilling technicians, drilling supervisors, tool pushers, and drillers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The contributing factors to wellbore stability and how pore pressure and fracture pressure change during the drilling operation
  • The primary requirements of the drilling fluid and what the desired performance fluid properties should be
  • All the factors and forces that affect hole cleaning efforts within vertical and horizontal wells
  • How to diagnose stuck pipe situations by determining the specific sticking mechanism and how to implement recovery efforts
  • About the different industry fishing tools available and how they function
  • How to make good decisions about how much time a drilling operation should devote to a fishing operation
  • The limits of a drill string and how much can be pulled

 

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