Fundamentals of Directional Drilling - PEICE

Venue: Houston

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2010 End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2010
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This 3-day introductory course is designed for engineers, geologists, petrophysicsts, and others who wish to have a better understanding of the methods and equipment used in modern directional drilling and surveying. The course will focus on the planning and simulated drilling of a highly deviated wellpath, including landing a medium radius horizontal section to a tight TVD tolerance. Lectures will also cover the main elements of borehole surveying and understanding well path uncertainty and how it affects well placement. Examples and case studies from a number of countries are presented. IMPORTANT Note: If you can, please bring a windows compatible laptop (preferably not Vista) with you to this class. Only one laptop is required for every two delegates, so don't worry if you cannot bring a suitable computer. It would also be useful to bring pen and paper and a scientific calculator. All materials will be provided electronically at the course, including a copy of the simulation software used throughout the training.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.



Understanding Mapping, Geodesy, Datums and Projections

Understanding Magnetics and in Field Referencing

MWD - Strengths and Limitations

Equipment and Methods of Deviated Drilling

Well Planning From Field Layout Planning to Individual Trajectories

Anticollision Considerations

Borehole Surveying Methods and Equipment

Surface Position Uncertainty

Downhole Survey Uncertainty and Error Models Such as ISCWSA

Minimising Downhole Error

Common Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Quality Control and Monitoring

Simulator Exercises

Kicking a Well off in Top Hole Using a Mud Motor

Drilling a Full 's' Well to Target

Landing a Medium Radius Horizontal Well

Landing a Medium Radius Multilateral


Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 1995 USD
Early Bird Fee: $ 1,795.50 USD Enroll prior to Oct 23, 2010, nonrefundable
Location Houston, TX