Topic outline

  • Drilling Problems and Drilling Optimization

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of drilling problems and drilling optimization for

    This course covers systematic techniques on drilling optimization for those who are working in the field of well engineering, oil and gas exploration, geology and reservoir modelling
    • 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 an in-depth knowledge on drilling problems and drilling optimization Carryout well site preparation and identify drilling bits, down hole tools, well head and cold cutter
      Illustrate hot welding, directional drilling, gyro survey and logging Recognize well types, site preparations, drilling sequence, cementing chemicals, cementing equipment and cementing job types
      Apply logging techniques wire line operations, TLC operations and tractor operations Describe drilling bits, bit sub, shock sub, drill collar, string stabilizers, near bit stabilizers, roller reamer, jar, heavy weight drill pipe and drill pipe
      Define measurement while drilling and logging while drilling including drilling abbreviations Illustrate casing design and recognize the types of strings of casing and standardization of casing
      List the type of coupling and discuss casing threads and couplings, grades of casing recognized by the API, tensile force balance on pipe body and commonly used bit sizes Select casing setting depths and illustrate casing design, well data, mud pump data, slow pumps rate data, formation strength test data and kick data
      Recognize drilling problems, sticking mechanisms, unconsolidated formations, mobile formations and fractured & faulted formations Describe reactive formations, hole cleaning, tectonically stressed formations, stuck pipe and fishing operations & tools
      Employ side track operations and discuss sticking mechanisms, drilling parameters, progress charts, mechanical effects and chemical effects Explain principle of inhibition, bit balling, mud rings, tight hole from swelling, washouts, pressured shales and sloughing shales
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of drilling problems and drilling optimization. It covers the well site preparation, drilling bits, down hole tools, well head and cold cutter; the hot welding, directional drilling, gyro survey and logging; the well types, site preparations, drilling sequence, cementing chemicals, cementing equipment and cementing job types; the logging techniques wire line operations, TLC operations and tractor operations; and the drilling bits, bit sub, shock sub, drill collar, string stabilizers, near bit stabilizers, roller reamer, jar, heavy weight drill pipe and drill pipe
        Further, the course will also discuss the measurement while drilling and logging while drilling including drilling abbreviations; the casing design, the types of strings of casing and standardization of casing; the type of coupling, casing threads and couplings; the grades of casing recognized by the API; the tensile force balance on pipe body and commonly used bit sizes; the selection of casing setting depths; the casing design, well data, mud pump data, slow pumps rate data, formation strength test data and kick data; and the drilling problems, sticking mechanisms, unconsolidated formations, mobile formations and fractured & faulted formations
        During this course, participants will learn the reactive formations, hole cleaning, tectonically stressed formations, stuck pipe and fishing operations & tools; the side track operations, sticking mechanisms, drilling parameters, progress charts, mechanical effects and chemical effects; and the principle of inhibition, bit balling, mud rings, tight hole from swelling, washouts, pressured shales and sloughing shales
        • Module 1 - Drilling Services

          Contents:
            • Cementing Chemicals
            • Cementing Equipment
            • Cementing Job Types
            • Logging Services
            • BHA Design (Components)
            • BHA Design (Types)
            • Drilling Abbreviations
            • Casing Design
            • Types of Strings of Casing
            • Example Hole and String Sizes (in)
            • Example Casing Programs
            • Conductor (1 or 2) (40’ – 300’)
            • Surface (300' - 5000')
            • Intermediate CSG (1 or 2)
            • Production CSG
            • Standardization of Casing
            • Classification of CSG.
            • Length of Casing Joints
            • Outside Diameter (4.5 -20")
            • Weight per Foot
            • Type of Coupling
            • Casing Threads and Couplings
            • CSG & LCSG
            • API BCSG Connector
            • API Connectors
            • Strength
            • Grades of Casing Recognized by the API
            • Tensile Force Balance On Pipe Body
            • Pipe Body Yield Strength
            • Internal Yield Pressure for Pipe (Burst)
            • Example
            • Table 7.8 –Commonly Used Bit Sizes That Will Pass Through API Casing
            • Selection of Casing Setting Depths
            • Casing Design - Collapse
            • Casing Design - Tension
            • Casing Design - Burst (from Internal Pressure)
            • Casing Design - Burst
            • Burst Example
            • Example
            • API Design Factors (Typical)
            • Table 3
            • Kill Sheet
            • Video: Drilling, Casing, Cementing and Logging of Oil & Gas Wells
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Drilling Problems

            Contents:
              • Drilling Problems
              • Video: Lost Circulation During Drilling Operations
            • Module 3 - Sticking Mechanisms

              Contents:
                • Unconsolidated Formations
                • Mobile Formations
                • Fractured and Faulted Formations
                • Naturally Over-Pressured Shale Collapse
                • Induced Over-Pressured Shale Collapse
                • Reactive Formations
                • Hole Cleaning
                • Video: Hole Cleaning , hole instability
                • Tectonically Stressed Formations
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Stuck Pipe

                Contents:
                  • Stuck Pipe Introduction
                  • Sticking Mechanisms
                  • Solids Induced Pack-off
                  • First Actions
                  • Vibrations & Effects On Drilling Bits
                  • Video: Stuck Pipe
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Well NEAL-21

                  Contents:
                    • Introduction
                    • Alamein Field
                    • Rig Spec’s & Photos
                    • Well NEAL-21 Summary
                    • Well NEAL-21 Summary Lithology Column CSG Design
                    • NEAL # 21 Drilling History
                    • NEAL # 21 Drilling Parameters (12 ¼” OH)
                    • NEAL # 21 Drilling Parameters (8 ½” OH)
                    • NEAL # 21 OHL, 7” Liner W/ CMT & CBL-VDL-GR-CCL
                    • NEAL # 21 (WBS, CSG & CMT Summary)
                    • NEAL # 21 Progress Charts (Time vs. Depth)
                    • NEAL # 21 Progress Charts (Cost vs. Depth)
                  • Module 6 - Shale Problems

                    Contents:
                      • Introduction
                      • Typical Problems
                      • Mechanical Effects
                      • Chemical Efects
                      • Principle of Inhibition
                      • Shale Problems
                      • Bit Balling
                      • Video: Bit balling problem, diagnosing, and possible solutions
                      • Mud Rings
                      • Tight Hole From Swelling
                      • Washouts
                      • Pressured Shales
                      • Sloughing Shales
                      • Review of Shale Problems
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Post-Test

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