|Drilling Practices - DP|
|Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design and Construction - OS-4|
|Well Design and Engineering - WDE|
|Deepwater Well Engineering - DWE|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Peter Aird, Ken Talbot
|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.|
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 is a UK-based Drilling Supervisor, Engineer, and Training Specialist with 35 years of world wide experience. After training and serving as a Marine Engineer, he completed a 7 year specialized drilling supervisors program to supervise an engineer frontier offshore exploratory HPHT and deep water projects in both the UK and internationally from the late 80's through the 90's. This included the UK's first deep water field developments, Foinaven and Scheihallion. He furthered both drilling and well engineering knowledge and experience, mainly on offshore projects in SE Asia (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei), Black Sea region, Norway, India, South Atlantic (Falkland Islands), West of Shetland, Greenland, and Faeroes Islands. From 2006-2011, he more recently worked with mid-sized operating companies in senior drilling specialist positions involved in HPHT, deep water, subsea-horizontal exploration, appraisal and in-field development drilling projects. Work that included specialized technology application, e.g., deep water surface BOP, dual gradient, Arctic drilling, ultra-deep water explorations projects, HPHT-MPD exploration and development drilling. For continuing self-education since 2003, Peter has independently developed and delivered in-house deep water, well engineering and HPHT drilling operational courses and workshops as per operating and national oil company requests. Since 1993, he has hosted a best practices drilling website and is an active participant in several online best practice drilling forums. Mr. Aird completed a MSC in Drilling Engineering from Robert Gordon's University as a mature student in 2003. He holds an HND in Marine Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University (1976), is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council from 2004 and an SPE member since 1991.
MR. KENNETH J. TALBOT has over 45 years of well construction experience, inclusive of 10 years of training wellsite supervisors in well control, HPHT, and drilling and completion practices. Accomplishments include working in over 11 different countries on remote deepwater, jack-up, barge, platform, desert, and arctic rigs. This experience includes a 65 well HPHT Tuscaloosa Trend program (1979-85), and Amoco's initial exploration and appraisal wells in Norway, Venezuela, and Angola. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1975, has written and presented several SPE/IADC technical articles, and is a patent holder for the depth orientation marker.
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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