|Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling - DHD|
|Practical Drilling Skills - PDS|
|Well Design and Engineering - WDE|
|Drill String Design and Optimization - DSD|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): George Armistead, Marc Summers, Larry Wolfson
We have been presenting Drill String Design workshops for over 12 years for all types of operations around the world. We are constantly updating our materials to reflect the latest technology applications for both near-vertical and high-angle well designs while maintaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals. Workshop content is often customized to address customer-specific operational situations and software applications. Course tuition includes a copy of DS-1 Drill String Design Standard 4th Ed. Vol.2.
"Well organized." - Drilling Engineer, South Korea
"The instructor explained material very well and thouroughly." - Technical Advisor Associate, United States
Operator, drilling contractor, and service company engineers; drilling supervisors and superintendents. This is an intensive technical workshop. A calculator is required and a laptop is strongly recommended. Class size is typically limited to 18-20.
You Will Learn:
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.
MR. MARCUS A. (MARC) SUMMERS has over 30 years of oilfield experience and over 15 years of hands on training experience. He founded and ran PetrEX International, Inc., and is currently Discipline Manager of Well Construction/Drilling and a Sr. Instructor with PetroSkills. In 1980, he began working as a drilling engineer for Amoco for fifteen years in various locations around the world. His background includes operations, technical support, and drilling research functions. Since 1986 he has written a number of papers presented at SPE/IADC conferences and several articles published in Petroleum Engineer International, American Oil and Gas Reporter, etc. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A