This course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of directional drilling, calculations and planning for directional and horizontal wells. Specific problems associated with directional/horizontal drilling such as torque, drag, hole cleaning, logging and drill string component design are included. It will cover common problems in horizontal wells used for shale exploitation.
Course Structure: 10 modules of 2 hours each, delivered over 5 days
Each day will consist of 2 modules which will be no more than 2 hours in length with multiple breaks.
Course Level: Skill
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Catalin Teodoriu
Designed for you, if you are...
- A drilling, production or operations engineer, field supervisor, toolpusher, manager or technical support person
How we build your confidence
- The course is constructed as a live instructor-led training with case studies, videos, and exercises presented during class.
- You will receive instruction on planning and evaluating deviated and horizontal wells and learn how to perform simple calculations associated with well survey. The basic applications and techniques for multi-lateral wells are also covered in the course.
- A strong focus will be on the tools and techniques used in directional drilling such as survey instruments, bottomhole assemblies, motors, steerable motors and steerable rotary systems.
- As an independent course, it offers the most complete overview of geo-steering tools.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident to:
- Make survey calculations
- Interpret TVD, polar and rectangular coordinates and vertical section
- Interpret dogleg severity and the problems associated with dogleg severity
- Plan a two-dimensional directional well
- Plan horizontal wells based on the objectives of the well
- Determine the best multi-lateral completion for an application
- Determine declination and non-magnetic drilling collar selection
- Apply the best survey instrument for the job
- Directionally drill with rotary BHAs, jetting, whipstocks, motor, steerable motors and rotary steerable systems
- Understand the principles of various rotary steerable systems and their selection
- Interpret torque and drag and determine what factors will affect them
- Determine cementing requirements for directional wells
- Predict wellbore path based on historical data and determine the requirements to hit the target
- Applications for directional drilling
- Directional profiles
- Extended reach wells
- Survey calculations and accuracy
- Dogleg severity calculations and problems associated with doglegs
- Types of survey instruments
- Planning directional and horizontal wells
- Horizontal drilling methods and applications
- Logging high angle wells
- Multi-lateral wells and their classification
- Tools used to deflect a wellbore
- Rotary steerable systems
- Torque and drag calculations
- Cementing horizontal wells
- Unconventional reservoirs and horizontal technology
- Difficulties associated with shale reservoirs and horizontal drilling
Customer Feedback"In fact, course materials and organization of topics as well as instructor were very good." - Geologist at Daleel
"It covers all what I need to know about tools" - Geologist at Qatar Petroleum