|Basic Drilling Technology - BDT|
|Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling - DHD|
|Drilling Fluids Technology - DFT|
|Well Design and Engineering - WDE|
|Drilling Practices - DP|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Richard Carden, Kevin Cuyler, Robert (Bob) Westermark
The two-week course is designed for engineers and field personnel involved in the planning and implementation of drilling programs. The seminar covers all aspects of drilling technology, emphasizing both theory and practical application. Drilling is a complex operation requiring the marriage of different technologies and disciplines. Today's drilling personnel must have a working knowledge of all these disciplines in order to effectively drill a well. The course provides all the fundamentals necessary to drill a well whether it is a shallow well or a complex, high pressure well. Computer programs are used to design many aspects of the modern well and the course will provide the participants with the theory behind most programs along with practical implementation. Participants are required to bring a scientific calculator. For in-house courses, the instructors of this course will accept examples from your company for analysis in the class as one of the demonstration exercises. Please contact PetroSkills Training for a list of the information and support data required, as well as the necessary lead-time.
"The instructor made the course. Clearly an experienced, qualified engineer." - Petrotech Engineer, United States
Drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, 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.
MR. KEVIN CUYLER is the Director of Technical Division Operations at PetroSkills, where he is responsible for the In-House Proposal and Logistics team. He is also the Discipline Manager for the Multi-Discipline and Petroleum Business disciplines. Prior to this role, he was the Discipline Network Operations Manager where he was responsible for the ongoing health and operations of the nineteen discipline networks in the PetroSkills Alliance, ensuring competency map alignment, consulting on competency issues and assisting with member engagement and involvement. A member of SPE, Mr. Cuyler is the Course Director for the Drilling Fluids Technology course and an instructor for the Instructor Excellence Workshop at PetroSkills. Prior to joining PetroSkills, Mr. Cuyler had 17 years of experience with Halliburton Company including the HR Global Human Asset Manager for the Cementing Product Service Line, HR Business Partner, Global Technical Development Manager, Curriculum Development Manager, Division Technical Training Manager, Baroid Product Service Line Global Training Manager, Technical Instructor for Drilling and Completion Fluids, Multi-Service Field Representative and Mud Engineer. Mr. Cuyler has managed drilling fluids throughout Texas as well as deep-water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Cuyler has a BS Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
MR. ROBERT (BOB) WESTERMARK is a seasoned engineer with international and domestic experience. He has worked both on and offshore including underbalanced, horizontal, multilateral, coalbed methane, and geothermal drilling wells operations. As a team leader, he has run successful drilling and completion alliances and partnering programs. Mr. Westermark has also managed a research drilling test facility and two US Department of Energy multi-million-dollar projects. He is retired president of Grand Directions, LLC, drilling low cost horizontal wells for the parent company Grand Resources, Inc. and other partners. Mr. Westermark has authored and co-authored over 24 technical papers and he has been the instructor for numerous public and in-house courses, ranging from basic drilling classes to casing design and well control. In addition, he has taught advanced topics including horizontal drilling and multilateral completions. In this capacity, he communicates clearly with all levels of students, field and office employees, management, third party contractors and partners, and the public. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Sciences and Technology.
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