Introduction to Offshore Drilling - PEICE

Venue: Houston

Location: Houston, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 13, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 13, 2011
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Course Information:


This course provides a non-technical overview of the phases, operations, and terminology used in of the drilling and completion of an oil or gas well. It is intended for non-drilling personnel who work in the offshore drilling industry. This includes marine and logistics personnel, accounting, administrative and support staff, environmentalists, etc. No prior experience of knowledge of drilling operations is required. The course will provide participants with a better understanding of issues faced in all aspects of drilling operations, with a particular focus on the unique aspects of offshore operations.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.



Overview of Basic Petroleum Geology

The "Well Construction" Process

Types of Offshore Drilling Rigs - Bottom Founded Vs Floating

Drilling Rig - Its Components and Functions

Drilling a Well - From Top to Bottom

Special Issues for Offshore Drilling Operations (Motion Compensation, Station Keeping, etc)

Offshore Testing and Production

Instructor(s): Richard Heenan, P. Eng.

Dick Heenan has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University in Montreal, and over twenty-five years of experience in the upstream petroleum industry in a variety of technical and managerial positions. This includes supervision of both on and offshore operations internationally. Job assignments have included field supervision of drilling and service rigs, testimony as an expert witness in well control, preparation of Arctic offshore drilling and development scenarios, and US Department of Justice Anti-Trust presentations. Mr. Heenan is a member of APEGGA, SPE and the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers (CADE). He has published papers and articles through CADE and SPE, as well as several commercial publications. Mr. Heenan currently has a private drilling and completions consulting practice based in Calgary Alberta.

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Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 1495 USD
Location Houston, TX
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours