Managing Wellsite Operations - MWC

Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. James Bobo
  • Mr. Ken Talbot


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Drilling Practices - DP
Practical Drilling Skills - PDS
Stuck Pipe Prevention -- Train Wreck Avoidance™ - SPP
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
Drilling and service personnel struggle daily with the oil and gas industry's inexperienced labor force. This inexperience at the wellsite results in excessive non-productive time, trouble time, and invisible lost time. These, in turn, lead to unsafe incidents and excessive costs to the operator, the contractor, and the service industry. This course teaches participants to apply organizational learning processes, wellsite technical limits analysis, and more efficient use of all resources at the wellsite. Participants will learn how to identify and mitigate hidden risks that often are overlooked during the planning, design, and execution phases of a drilling operation; and how to dissect and analyze an operational plan. In addition, applying operational innovations and advanced motion and time processes will lead to improved efficiency of wellsite rotary operations and individual wellsite tasks. Participants will be introduced to models, templates, techniques, and real case studies that can be used on the job. This course brings together a documented planning and design process, maximizes drilling efficiency, and transfers the execution plan to the wellsite for implementation.
Designed For
Operations managers, drilling managers, drilling superintendents, drilling supervisors, wellsite drilling engineers, rig managers, rig superintendents, contract drilling engineers.
You will learn
How To:
  • Define a well's technical limit and implement a plan that will work to reach it
  • Identify and mitigate hidden risks to reduce lost time
  • Apply practical organizational learning techniques to benefit from lessons learned
  • Build effective rig site teams
Course Content
  • Critical elements of effective planning and management of drilling operations
  • Design and implement a program checklist for critical well drilling operations
  • Investigate various elements of a drilling operation and mitigate visible and hidden risk
  • Investigate and perform an analysis of trouble time events, non-productive time occurrences, and invisible lost time for a drilling operation
  • Dissect the drilling plan and apply total task analysis to wellsite activities
  • Enhance your knowledge of organizational learning systems and transfer lessons learned
  • Perform technical limit analysis to improve wellsite performance
  • Measure and performance monitoring of the drilling operation
  • Maximize the inexperienced resources through total task analysis in a case study to reduce drilling costs and improve safety