This course will deliver a detailed understanding of the latest extended reach drilling techniques and the latest industry standards used in high angle well construction. The content can be customised to client specific requirements or to a particular well project for closed courses.
The evolution of extended reach drilling techniques is explained against a background of showing what can go wrong if correct planning or rigsite operational practices are not fully implemented.
This is very much an operationally focused course which looks to deliver a knowledge level that can immediately be put to use not just in ERD projects but in improving performance on smaller wells and substantially cutting drilling costs from development projects.
The knowledge from this course can be directly applied to ongoing drilling operations or future well planning and will have a dramatic impact on drilling performance.
All the topics are placed in their operational context and an understanding of how each topic is inter-related with the other subject areas in the course is developed throughout the week.
Throughout the course areas in which ERD techniques can adversely impact the well cost or increase the well risk are detailed and the mitigations for these risks are discussed.
This course was re-written in 2018 to include the latest research and developments in ERD technology and practices.
Course Structure: 5 sessions of 8 hours each, delivered over 5 days
Each session includes several breaks and will allow time for questions and discussions.
Course Level: Skill
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Kevin Gray