Introduction to Drilling and Completions Fluids, Calgary, October 8-10, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This three-day course, designed for engineers, geologists, technologists, managers, and operations personnel, will present an overview of the application of oil well drilling and completions fluids. The course includes discussions of fluids technology and products, emphasizing the reasons for fluid selection and application.   There is a 2-day companion course, Drilling Fluid Engineering, offered following the Introduction to Drilling and Completions Fluids course, that covers the engineering aspects of drilling fluids in more detail.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Terminology
  • Fluid Types
  • Fluid Applications
  • Testing and Reporting
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Mud Weight and Pressure Control
  • Viscosity
  • Fluid loss
  • Solids control and disposal
  • Drilling problems and solutions
  • Fluid Systems and Chemistry
  • Clays and Polymers
  • Water-Based Muds
  • Salt-Based Muds
  • Non-Aqueous Muds
  • Special Systems
  • Generic Product Classifications
  • Health, Safety and the Environment

Date: Oct 08 - 10, 2013

Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)  

Location: Calgary, AB  

Delivery Method: Classroom Training  

CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units  

PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours  

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion  

Fee: $ 2,795.00 CAD


Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Ryen Caenn is founder of TekRite Communications, specializing in the technology transfer of the operational and environmental aspects of drilling and completion fluids technologies. His career has spanned both field and laboratory positions as well assignments as a research chemist and scientist. In 1994, he established the Drilling and Completion Fluids magazine. Ryen earned a BA in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University, a Certificate in Petroleum Technology from Bedford University, and a Certificate in Environmental Auditing from UC Irvine. He currently develops and conducts schools and seminars on drilling and fluids technology. He has been a member of the API Drilling Fluids Standards subcommittee since 1974.