|Drilling Practices - DP|
|Practical Drilling Skills - PDS|
|RigSMARTS™ 1 - RS1|
|RigSMARTS™ 3 Wellbore Pressure Management - RS3|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Alan Hippman, Aaron Klein, Marc Summers, Richard Wright
|The objective of RigSMARTS 3 is to equip drilling field supervisors with a comprehensive understanding of fluid statics and dynamics in the wellbore. The participants gain the ability to better handle well control, hole cleaning, lost circulation, hydraulics, surge/swab, drill string and BHA design, and cementing operations. Taught in a manner easily understood by field personnel, the course utilizes practical materials, exercises, and hundreds of animated illustration.|
Operator technical support and operations supervision personnel, drilling contractor rig crew and technical support personnel, and service company technical support personnel.
You Will Learn:
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. AARON L. KLEIN is based in Houston, Texas, and is the Vice President of Operations at PetrEX International, Inc. His training credentials with PetrEX include Leadership and Performance Skills Workshops, RigSMARTS Rig Crew Competency Training, Well Planning and Design, Train Wreck Avoidance, and more. Before joining PetrEX International, Inc. in 2005, he worked as a Drilling Foreman and Drilling Engineer for several major operators. Mr. Klein holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
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. RICHARD G. (DICK) WRIGHT has over 25 years of worldwide oil field experience, including management and implementation of directional drilling services and also has over 6 years of experience training. His oilfield management experience includes resident positions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. His areas of specialty include drilling operations technical training and drilling team leadership training. He is fluent in Spanish and is widely traveled in Central and South America. He received a BS in pre-veterinary medicine from New Mexico State University and an MBA in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.
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