|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, 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 (CEng CMarEng MIMarEST) is a specialized drilling consultant based in Fife, Scotland. He formed Kingdom Drilling Services Ltd in 1993 to provide well design, engineering, and drilling operations training and consulting to serve an extensive list of operating and national oil clients worldwide (Shell, BP, Conoco, Kerr-McGee, Marathon, Maersk Oil, Total, Repsol, Norsk Hydro, Centrica, Enterprise Oil, Lundin, Cairn Energy, Sasol, Petronas, CNOOC, ONGC, PDVSA, Pemex). He is a UK Chartered Engineer with a master's degree in drilling engineering from Robert Gordon University (2002). Peter completed his Shell Round 1 and 2 drilling supervisory competency programs in 1982 and 1985 to add to his initial marine engineering qualifications from the Edinburgh Nautical College and Glasgow Caledonian University (1979/1976). He has field delivered and provided well's operational leadership in world class drilling projects from 1987 and from 1998 upon request has produced and delivered a variety of drilling related skills training and development programs to widen his own personal skills set gaps to then share, translate and sustain with others.
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. 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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