|Drilling Practices - DP|
|Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation - HML2|
|Well Design and Engineering - WDE|
|Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources - SRE|
|Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling - DHD|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Richard Carden, Alan Hippman, Larry Wolfson
This course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of directional drilling, calculations, and planning for directional and horizontal wells. Specific problems associated with directional/horizontal drilling such as torque, drag, hole cleaning, logging, and drill string component design are included. Participants will receive instruction on planning and evaluating horizontal wells based on the objectives of the horizontal well. The basic applications and techniques for multi-lateral wells are covered in the course. Additionally, they will become familiar with the tools and techniques used in directional drilling such as survey instruments, bottomhole assemblies, motors, steerable motors, and steerable rotary systems. Participants will be able to predict wellbore path based on historical data and determine the requirements to hit the target.
"Very interesting and filled in gaps." - Drilling Engineer, United States
"The trainer is industry professional with a great experience to share with participants. The course covers not only regional practices but worldwide used." - Challenger Drilling Engineer, United Kingdom
Drilling, production and operations engineers, field supervisors, toolpushers, managers, and technical support personnel.
You Will Learn:
MR. RICHARD S. CARDEN has taught drilling, horizontal drilling and underbalanced drilling seminars in the United States and internationally for more than 20 years. He has authored numerous technical papers on directional drilling and underbalanced drilling. He was a contributing author to the "Underbalanced Drilling Manual" published by GRI. He worked for Grace, Shursen, Moore and Associates (GSM) as a drilling completion consultant both domestically and overseas. While at GSM he was a wellsite consultant drilling and completing wells in the field; including: geothermal wells, deep/high-pressure gas wells, air drilled wells, directional wells, and horizontal wells. He also worked as a Drilling and Production Engineer for Marathon Oil Company in the Rocky Mountain region. He earned a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1977.
EUR ING ALAN HIPPMAN, CEng, FIMechE, IntPE (UK), SPE, is a resident of Colombia, having lived in Venezuela, UK, USA, Congo, Canada, Trinidad, Botswana, Singapore, and Germany and worked in many other countries. Following a mining engineering contract in Botswana, he started in the oil and gas industry in the North Sea in 1975 gaining service company experience globally with Hunting Oilfield Services. In 1981 Alan joined Dome Petroleum in Canada and gained experience in the Beaufort Sea, East Coast, and in Western Canada onshore. In 1988 Dome Petroleum merged into Amoco and Alan worked in a global role from Houston, and in country-based roles in Congo, USA/China, and UK/Norway/Netherlands. In 1999, Amoco merged into BP Amoco (later BP) and Alan had several roles ranging from Algeria Wells Manager to Head of Drilling and Completions to Wells Director. Alan retired from BP at the end of 2009, and has been working as a Consultant and Instructor, as well as taking time for travel, both associated with consulting/instructing assignments worldwide, and on major overland trips to South America and Africa. Mr. Hippman has a degree in Managerial Studies in the Global Enterprise Program from the Thunderbird Graduate School in International Management in Phoenix, Arizona, USA; and an Associateship in Mechanical Engineering and an Industrial Administration A&B degree both from Robert Gordon University, Scotland.
MR. LARRY WOLFSON has 34 years' experience in planning and supervising well construction, including ERD, slim-hole and sub-sea wells. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from California State University Northridge, an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, and he is a registered petroleum engineer in California.
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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