|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, Stanley Atnipp, 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 has 38 years' experience as an oilfield drilling, well engineering, and operations specialist. Peter initially served and trained as a marine engineer officer working with major shipping companies world-wide. His skills then transferred to the oil and gas industry. He re-trained from 1980-1987 as a drilling supervisor, then worked in staff-based positions with Shell International and BP until 1993. Further skills, knowledge, and experience were gained in various global consultancy positions from 1993-2015. Peter worked in frontier exploration appraisal and development subsea, deepwater, HPHT, and horizontal drilling projects. He often worked with complex wells. Project-based work experience was gained in the early 1990's with offshore UK deepwater and HPHT wells, and frontier exploration wells in North America, South East Asia (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China), North Atlantic, West of Britain, Norway, Faeroes, Greenland, the Black Sea, South Atlantic, Europe Mediterranean, Red Sea, and West Africa.
During the last several years, Peter has been further employed as a staff-based senior and specialist drilling engineer leader with operating companies including Kerr McGee, Maersk, and Marathon Oil, Cairn Energy (UK), ONGC (India), Centrica (Norway), and Providence Resources (Ireland). His drilling speciality was further refined on a variety of subsea, horizontal, platform in-fill, HPHT, deep and ultra-deep water drilling projects.
Peter is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers from 1991, the Energy Institute, and is a Chartered Marine Engineer and a registered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council from 2004. He actively participates in several industry forums and has shared his knowledge and experience through delivering deep water and other complex well design, drilling engineering, and operations training courses. He has produced multiple technical and operational treatises on oil well design, construction, engineering, and drilling operations. From 1993 he has also hosted a specialist interactive website at www.kingdomdrilling.co.uk. Peter holds an MSC in Drilling Engineering from The Robert Gordon University which he gained as a mature student.
MR. STANLEY ATNIPP is an experienced oil and gas professional specializing in drilling engineering, operations, and supervision of field operations which includes extensive office and field supervisory experience. He has a proven track record of reducing safety incidents through personal dedication and working with all personnel involved (office, supervisors, and rig personnel). Mr. Atnipp is proficient in casing and well design, operations management, and field operations and his technical expertise includes proficiency in use of TDAS, PERC, DIMS, hydraulics programs, as well as MS Word, and Excel. Additional technical expertise includes underbalanced drilling utilizing air, mist, and oil based fluids. Mr. Atnipp received his Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
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) 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.
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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