|Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling - DHD|
|Drilling Practices - DP|
|Drill String Design and Optimization - DSD|
|Well Design and Engineering - WDE|
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Peter Aird, James Bobo, Marc Summers, Robert (Bob) Westermark, Larry Wolfson
Well Design and Engineering integrates all major well design technologies from pre-spud to TD. Participants are actively engaged in every aspect of the technical activities required to deliver a cost-effective well plan while also gaining valuable perspective on how the overall process should be managed in a dynamic team environment. The workshop content is often customized to address technologies and practices that may be specific to a project or operational situation. The course delivery is carefully balanced to integrate technical lectures and group discussion with roughly half of each day allotted for the teams to apply what they have learned on the project well design. The single most important goal of the workshop is to draw the linkages between the design topics and to leave the participants with an understanding that each decision has influence on those that follow. Intensity mounts as the course progresses and each design topic builds on those that came before. Design iterations are commonly required, especially as the course progresses and seemingly unrelated decisions push the teams into situations of uncomfortable operational risk. On the last day, each team presents their completed design before the class and an invited panel of industry professionals. A scientific calculator is required and a laptop computer is strongly recommended.
"Great overview and outline of everything to design a well." - Petroleum Engineer, United States
Drilling engineers, completion engineers, and drilling supervisors involved with drilling operations and well planning.
You Will Learn:
MR. PETER AIRD is a UK-based Drilling Supervisor, Engineer, and Training Specialist with 35 years of world wide experience. After training and serving as a Marine Engineer, he completed a 7 year specialized drilling supervisors program to supervise an engineer frontier offshore exploratory HPHT and deep water projects in both the UK and internationally from the late 80's through the 90's. This included the UK's first deep water field developments, Foinaven and Scheihallion. He furthered both drilling and well engineering knowledge and experience, mainly on offshore projects in SE Asia (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei), Black Sea region, Norway, India, South Atlantic (Falkland Islands), West of Shetland, Greenland, and Faeroes Islands. From 2006-2011, he more recently worked with mid-sized operating companies in senior drilling specialist positions involved in HPHT, deep water, subsea-horizontal exploration, appraisal and in-field development drilling projects. Work that included specialized technology application, e.g., deep water surface BOP, dual gradient, Arctic drilling, ultra-deep water explorations projects, HPHT-MPD exploration and development drilling. For continuing self-education since 2003, Peter has independently developed and delivered in-house deep water, well engineering and HPHT drilling operational courses and workshops as per operating and national oil company requests. Since 1993, he has hosted a best practices drilling website and is an active participant in several online best practice drilling forums. Mr. Aird completed a MSC in Drilling Engineering from Robert Gordon's University as a mature student in 2003. He holds an HND in Marine Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University (1976), is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council from 2004 and an SPE member since 1991.
MR. JAMES E. BOBO retired from ConocoPhillips as a Principle Drilling Engineer. Mr. Bobo has served in various management and project leadership roles in drilling, production, gas processing, and gas gathering and information systems throughout the basins in the lower 48 states. In addition, he has served in key facilitator roles for well control operations in Papua New Guinea, Nova Scotia and high-pressure/high-temperature operations throughout the lower 48 states. Bobo is actively involved in society-level efforts related to continuing education, licensure, and professional development, along with the technical advisory boards for several universities. He earned his BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.
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. ROBERT (BOB) V. WESTERMARK is a registered engineer with international and domestic experience who 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. He has also managed a research drilling test facility. Currently, he is Operations Manager for Seismic Recovery LLC, which is developing with DOE funding, an innovative petroleum technology for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery based on downhole vibration stimulation. He has authored and co-authored over 17 technical papers and he has been the instructor for numerous 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 the general public. He received a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Sciences and Technology.
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
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