Topic outline

  • Directional and Horizontal Drilling

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of directional and horizontal drilling for drilling engineers, field engineers, petroleum engineers, supervisors, directional drillers and other technical staff from work-over and other company staff involved in directional, horizontal and sidetracking drilling.
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain a comprehensive knowledge on directional and horizontal drilling Interpret TVD, polar, rectangular coordinates, dogleg severity and the problems associated with it.
      Interpret torque and drag and what factors affect those in the drilling process Understand main concepts associated to well path planning
      Recommend suitable measures to mitigate operational issues related to directional and horizontal drilling Understand main concepts associated to well construction of multilateral wells
      Discuss installation and feasibility considerations that include technical feasibility, site evaluation, subsurface stratification, site characterization, economic feasibility and cost estimating Recognize HDD technology and equipment, HDD rigs, small (mini) rigs, medium (midi) rigs, large (maxi) rigs, HDD down-hole equipment, drill bits, down-hole tools, drill pipe and drilling fluid systems
      Illustrate basic HDD design, HDD project design considerations, drill-path design and pipe stress criteria Determine directional accuracy and tolerances as well as discuss the product pipe considerations
      Carryout multiple pipe installations and machine size selection Apply installation basics, work plan and other considerations
      Employ HDD installation and apply drilling fluid system and quantity estimating calculations Review project contract documents, plans, specifications and contractor proposal/bid
      Perform site evaluation and preconstruction as well as postconstruction evaluation Demonstrate site restoration, HDD risk identification and HDD stress analysis for steel product pipe
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of directional and horizontal drilling. It covers TVD interpretation, polar, rectangular coordinates, dogleg severity and the problems associated with it; torque and drag interpretation and identification of factors affecting those in the drilling process; the main concepts associated to well path planning; the suitable measures to mitigate operational issues related to directional and horizontal drilling; the main concepts associated to well construction of multilateral wells; and the installation and feasibility considerations that include technical feasibility, site evaluation, subsurface stratification, site characterization, economic feasibility and cost estimating
        During this course, participants will learn the HDD technology and equipment, HDD rigs, small (mini) rigs, medium (midi) rigs, large (maxi) rigs, HDD down-hole equipment, drill bits, down-hole tools, drill pipe and drilling fluid systems; basic HDD design, HDD project design considerations, drill-path design and pipe stress criteria; the directional accuracy, tolerances and the product pipe considerations; the multiple pipe installations and machine size selection; the installation basics, work plan and other considerations; HDD installation, drilling fluid system and quantity estimating calculations; project contract documents, plans, specifications and contractor proposal/bid; site evaluation and preconstruction; and the site restoration, HDD risk identification and HDD stress analysis for steel product pipe
        • Module 1 - Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling

          Contents:
            • History
            • Applications
            • Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling
            • Pipeline
            • Table 1-1 Contractors Involved in Pipeline HDD
            • Utilities
            • The HDD Process
            • Pipe Installation
            • Pilot Hole
            • Reaming
            • Pullback
            • Drilling and Steering
            • Tracking
            • Drilling Fluids
            • Video: Drilling fluid - Mud Types
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Installation and Feasibility Considerations

            Contents:
              • Installation and Feasibility Considerations
              • Technical Feasibility
              • Video: What is Technical Feasibility
              • Economic Feasibility
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - HDD Technology and Equipment

              Contents:
                • HDD Rigs
                • HDD Down-Hole Equipment
                • Video: How Directional Drilling Work - Down Hole Equipment
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - HDD Design

                Contents:
                  • HDD Design Basics
                  • HDD Project Design Considerations
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - HDD Installation

                  Contents:
                    • Installation Basics
                    • Work Plan
                    • Drilling Fluid System
                    • Additives
                    • Polymers
                    • Video: How to Mix Drilling Fluids
                    • Surfactants
                    • Drilling Fluid System
                    • Soil Conditions
                    • Quantity Estimating Calculations
                    • Pilot Hole Drilling
                    • Reaming
                    • Pulling Back
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Project Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications

                    Contents:
                      • Project Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications
                      • Risk Mitigation
                      • Contractor Proposal/Bid
                      • Construction Plan
                      • Drilling-Fluids Management Plan
                      • Previous Experience
                      • Safety
                      • Contingency Plans
                      • Communication Plan
                      • Traffic Control
                      • List of Subcontractors
                      • Other Considerations
                      • Site Evaluation
                      • Preconstruction
                      • Drilling Operations
                      • Equipment Setup and Site Layout
                      • Drilling and Back Reaming
                      • Segment Jointing
                      • Tie-Ins and Connections
                      • Alignment and Minimum Separation
                      • Breakaway Pulling Heads
                      • Drilling Fluid Collection and Disposal
                      • Site Restoration and Post-Construction Evaluation
                      • HDD Risk Identification
                      • Video: The Important Provisions in a Drilling Contract
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - HDD Stress Analysis for Steel Product Pipe

                      Contents:
                        • General Information
                        • Steel Product-Pipe Stress Analysis
                        • Video: Tutorial: HDD Installation and Operational Stress Analysis
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - HDD Pipe Stress Analysis for Plastic Pipe

                        Contents:
                          • General Information
                          • Bore-Path Profile
                          • Video: How To - Basic Bore Planning for Horizontal Direction Drilling
                          • Pullback Loads
                          • Examples
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 9 - HDD Tracking and Surveying

                          Contents:
                            • HDD Tracking
                            • HDD Survey
                            • Video: Directional Drilling
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - HDD Contracts

                            Contents:
                              • General Information
                              • Technical Specifications and Drawings
                              • Sample Technical Specification Section 15196 Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Steel Natural-gas Pipeline
                              • Part 1 General
                              • Part 2 Products
                              • Part 3 Execution
                              • Pavement and Concrete Structure Replacement
                              • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
                              • Tolerances and Tests
                              • Directional Tolerance
                              • Drilling Fluids
                              • Completion of Directional Drilling
                              • Pipeline Testing, Cleaning, and Drying
                              • Test Records
                              • Video: Horizontal Directional Drilling
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Post-Test

                              Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.