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An Introduction to Drilling and Wellsite Geology - training course
With a blend of classroom lectures and practical exercises, this course provides an introduction to drilling technology, wellsite operations and wellsite formation evaluation techniques for those personnel either new to the industry or transferring to more operational roles. Highlighted and discussed topics additionally cover drill bit types and selection, wellsite geology roles and responsibilities, and wellsite services.
This is a five-day classroom course consisting of classroom lectures with practical exercises.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course is suitable for geoscientists, petrophysicists and petroleum engineers who are new to drilling and wellsite operations.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Participants will learn to:
- Compare drilling operations, both onshore and offshore and understand the differences between the various types of rigs and platforms.
- Distinguish the various components of the drill string: hoisting and rotating systems and pipe handling equipment, bit types and their design and application; the mud circulation process and system; the variety of drilling fluids and well hydraulics; casing and cementing procedures; directional drilling processes and techniques; borehole surveying.
- Appraise mudlogging services including: the collection and analysis of ditch cuttings and lag time estimation; depth and bit parameter measurements; the collection, analysis and integration of gas readings; the wider role of mudlogging in safety monitoring and drilling engineering support.
- Analyse how ditch cuttings are sampled, described, reported, logged and evaluated for lithological evaluation and hydrocarbon potential.
- Compare conventional coring and sidewall coring processes, procedures and evaluation techniques.
- Distinguish the acquisition, processing and basic interpretation of wireline from LWD logs, and their integration with other wellsite derived geological data.
Training Course Content
Participants will learn:
- About well planning and rig selection
- About the drillstring, bits, drilling fluids, casing and cementing, well control and directional drilling
- How wellsite geologists and mudloggers collect and interpret geological and drilling data
- About coring, wireline logs and MWD Services
- How to evaluate and describe drill cuttings and oil shows from practical work
- Land Rigs
- Offshore Rigs
- Bit Technology
-Design: Roller cone; PDC
- BHA Design, Drill Pipe
- Hoisting, Rotating, Motion Compensation
- Well Control Equipment
- Drilling Fluids
-Properties and Specifications
-Oil and Water Based Mud
- Fluid Circulation Systems
- Hydraulics Calculations
- Casing and Cementing
- Directional Drilling
Drill Returns Logging
- Mud Logging Services
- Cuttings Recovery
- Lag Time Calculations
- Depth and ROP Recording
- Hydrocarbon Gas Evaluation
-Interpretation of Gas Shows
- Cuttings Sampling and Preparation
- Cuttings Description
- Reporting Procedures
- Lithology Logs
- Oil and Gas Show Evaluation
-UV Light and Solvent Tests
- Conventional Coring
- Sidewall Cores
- Wireline Logging Operations
- MWD Operations
The cost of this training course is GBP 3215 per delegate.
Nautilus can also deliver this training course on an in-house basis, helping your staff achieve their professional development goals. With a customised, In-House Training solution, you can tailor the course content to individual company requirements by incorporating your data, your software, or specific case studies.
Over the past 17 years Nautilus has developed a portfolio of world-class training courses for professionals in the energy industry. Acquired by the RPS Group in March 2011, Nautilus is now part of the Energy division of RPS. Starting from six...