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|Deepwater Well Engineering - DWE|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Peter Aird, George Armistead
This is a five-day course designed to promote understanding of well design and engineering capabilities unique to the deep water environment. Participants are actively engaged in the skills and activities required to deliver a cost-effective well plan, while also gaining valuable perspective on the role of a DW drilling engineer as a project manager. Suggested course prerequisites include 3+ years' experience in drilling and 2+ years in a well planning role for onshore or shallow water applications.
"Overall a very good course. Instructor was very insightful." - Vice President Engineering, United States
"I really enjoy the teaching approach. Also I really enjoyed the practical teamwork." - Well Operations Engineer, Canada
Experienced drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, and other petroleum professionals that are new to deep water (DW) who will become involved or responsible for DW well planning or oversight of non-operated DW wells. The ten day, Well Design and Engineering (WDE) course, or its equivalent, is highly recommended as a pre-requisite.
You Will Learn:
MR. PETER AIRD has 38 years' experience as an oilfield drilling, well engineering, and operations specialist. Peter initially served and trained as a marine engineer officer working with major shipping companies world-wide. His skills then transferred to the oil and gas industry. He re-trained from 1980-1987 as a drilling supervisor, then worked in staff-based positions with Shell International and BP until 1993. Further skills, knowledge, and experience were gained in various global consultancy positions from 1993-2015. Peter worked in frontier exploration appraisal and development subsea, deepwater, HPHT, and horizontal drilling projects. He often worked with complex wells. Project-based work experience was gained in the early 1990's with offshore UK deepwater and HPHT wells, and frontier exploration wells in North America, South East Asia (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China), North Atlantic, West of Britain, Norway, Faeroes, Greenland, the Black Sea, South Atlantic, Europe Mediterranean, Red Sea, and West Africa.
During the last several years, Peter has been further employed as a staff-based senior and specialist drilling engineer leader with operating companies including Kerr McGee, Maersk, and Marathon Oil, Cairn Energy (UK), ONGC (India), Centrica (Norway), and Providence Resources (Ireland). His drilling speciality was further refined on a variety of subsea, horizontal, platform in-fill, HPHT, deep and ultra-deep water drilling projects.
Peter is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers from 1991, the Energy Institute, and is a Chartered Marine Engineer and a registered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council from 2004. He actively participates in several industry forums and has shared his knowledge and experience through delivering deep water and other complex well design, drilling engineering, and operations training courses. He has produced multiple technical and operational treatises on oil well design, construction, engineering, and drilling operations. From 1993 he has also hosted a specialist interactive website at www.kingdomdrilling.co.uk. Peter holds an MSC in Drilling Engineering from The Robert Gordon University which he gained as a mature student.
MR. GEORGE T. ARMISTEAD has worked over 43 years for Unocal and Chevron in various Gulf of Mexico regional offices in assignments as drilling engineer, production engineer, drilling superintendent, drilling manager, asset manager, drilling engineering manager, and consulting drilling engineer. Since joining Chevron in 2005, he has served as a consulting drilling engineer with Chevron doing project planning on the Congo River Crossing well intersection project and teaching the Drilling Engineering and Well Planning, Drilling Practices, Deepwater Drilling, and Drilling for Non-Drillers Courses for Chevron. He has extensive experience in ultra-deep, high pressure, high temperature, sour service and extended reach drilling applications. During his career, George has developed a borehole fracture gradient modeling technique for well design, a splitter wellhead and mud line suspension wellhead systems and an extended reach planning and screening technique. George has a great interest in well design, innovative drilling and completion methods, adhering to technical excellence in drilling engineering and knowledge sharing and mentoring. George Armistead is a registered professional petroleum engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana. George graduated with honors from Mississippi State University with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1974.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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