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ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course

Merlin ERD Ltd
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3 days
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Course description

ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course

Training is essential and is the best investment you will make – understanding is a critical success factor in delivering exceptional performance.

Merlin ERD Training will teach you the critical success factors relevant to any horizontal, high angle or complex well whilst highlighting the root cause of 80% of downhole problems and how to avoid them.  These advanced extended reach drilling technologies can also be incorporated into standard deviated wells.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Drilling Superintendents
  • Drilling & Completions Engineers
  • Supervisors 
  • Drilling Managers
  • Tool Pushers
  • Directional Drillers & Mud Engineers
  • Senior Rig & Service Personnel

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • How to determine the maximum reach from your location
  • Key planning considerations to delivering trouble free wells
  • Root cause of problems encountered in high angle wells
  • Identifying minimum equipment specifications for ERD projects
  •  What others are doing around the world to assure success
  • Latest tools and techniques used to reliably deliver ERD projects
  • How to minimise downtime due to 3rd party tools

Training Course Content

Day 1

• Introduction & objectives
• Industry achievements
• Critical differences to low angle wells
• Hole cleaning
• Torque, drag & buckling
• Rig equipment & drill pipe

Day 2

• Tripping & back-reaming practices
• Connection practices
• Hole condition monitoring
• Hydraulics & ECD management
• Swab & surge
• Wellbore stability

Day 3

• Casing installation & cementing
• Casing wear
• Trajectory planning
• Bit & BHA selection
• Drilling dysfunction
• Stuck pipe avoidance


Group Bookings

Discounts are available for organisations booking three (3) or more delegates on the same course.  If you have specific requirements, Merlin ERD has designed speciality courses specifically targeted at our client’s needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin ERD has become world leader in the design and delivery of horizontal extended reach and complex high angle wells. Completing over 240 projects including major multi-well extended reach projects in 40 countries from feasibility studies to problem reviews, sharing...

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Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin House
Necessity Brae
PH2 0PF Perth

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews

This course has been on my bucket list for a long time. The instructors clearly know what they’re talking about and that only comes from the expert practical knowledge of the topics we covered during the course.
Wilem B
This course focusses on complex & ERD wells but the drilling practices taught can be applied to all wells, all engineers will benefit from attending a course like this.
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