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Introduction to Geo-Steering (DRI21)


    This course will provide all of the tools necessary to geo-steer horizontal wells accurately and efficiently. Real time drilling data, evaluation and selection of down-hole tools as well as communication are all incorporated in the geo-steering practices presented in this course.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Instructor: Frank Seidel

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist or engineer responsible for geo-steering

    How we build your confidence

    We will walk you through the Geo-Steering process from start to finish, touching on history, pre-drilling, drilling/operation, and Td/post ops. We will cover industry best practices, problems encountered as well as the benefits and limitations of the programs and technologies utilised in the Geo-Steering process.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • A working knowledge of the geo-steering process
    • When, where and how to make curve landing adjustments and tool limitations
    • How and when to change the directional plan
    • How well design and pad layouts effect % in “Target”
    • Software skills related to the energy industry
    • How to better communicate with field personnel on target adjustments and to avoid downtime


    • Introduction to the practice and purpose of geo-steering
    • Planning a project
    • Drilling / operations
    • MWD tools – varieties & limitations
    • Software
    • Reporting
    • Steering principles
    • Communication with field & office personnel
    • Building starsteer projects
    • Practical exercise 1: Land curves
    • Review of tool limitations and how it affects curve landing adjustments
    • Practical exercise 2: Geo-steer laterals in various basins
    • Review of geo-steering processes




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