Drill String Design and Optimization - DSD
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): 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:
- Place the drill string design process in context with other planning and operational considerations
- Refresh underlying physics of drill string failures and mechanical properties of drill string materials
- Clarify performance properties of drill string components and how to apply design margins
- Design cost-effective BHAs and match them to your bit
- Gain specific application experience analyzing common load cases for both near-vertical and high-angle situations: tension loads, torque loads, combined tension-torque loads, fatigue loads, buckling loads
- Understand the basis for industry software design tools, including torque and drag, casing wear, and hydraulics
- Identify drilling tools and operational practices to reduce both torque and drag and casing wear
- Diagnose and mitigate vibration to reduce drill string damage and failure
- Optimize your drill string inspection program using the latest industry standards
- Drill string and BHA failure prevention
- Low-angle design applications
- High-angle design applications
- Torque, drag, and casing wear mitigation
- Vibration monitoring and avoidance
- Drill string handling and inspection
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