Discipline Drilling Engineering
LevelFoundation
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Drilling Fluids

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This course will take participants through a comprehensive look at the functions of drilling fluids.  It will address how to engineer a mud system, as well as cover water based, oil based, and synthetic mud systems.

The course material for each class can be customized to the client’s specifications and requirements, as well as be extended into a two week course.  A lab visit can also be arranged depending on location and availability.

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Instructors
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Basics of Drilling Fluids 

    • Functions of drilling fluids
    • Composition of water based mud
    • Clay chemistry
    • Rheology

    After a brief introduction, the first day will focus on the basics of drilling fluids.  Participants will learn about the functions of drilling fluids and the composition of water based mud.  Clay chemistry and rheology will also be covered on this day.

    Day 2

    Water Based & Oil Based Mud Systems

    • Products and systems
    • High performance WBM
    • Oil and synthetic based mud products and systems     

    Day two will cover water based muds (WBM), products and systems along with high performance WBM.  The day will end with participants learning about oil and synthetic based mud products and systems.

    Day 3

    System Circulation and Pipe Problems 

    • Lost circulation
    • Stuck pipe problems
    • HPHT challenges
    • HPHT applications and systems

    On the third day, participants will learn about lost circulation and stuck pipe problems and solutions.  This day will also cover high pressure and high temperature challenges, technologies, applications, and systems.

    Day 4

    Hole Cleaning and Completion Fluids 

    • Hole cleaning
    • Virtual hydraulics and real time measurements
    • Reservoir drill-in fluid system
    • Completions fluid
    • Well clean up and displacement procedures     

    Day four will focus on drill care.  Participants will learn about hole cleaning, hydraulics calculations, real time measurements, and reservoir drill-in fluid systems.  Completion fluids, well clean up, and displacement procedures will also be covered.

    Day 5

    Equipment and Future Technologies 

    • Solid control equipment
    • Emerging technologies
    • Course review and wrap up     

    The last day of the course will cover equipment and future technologies.  Topics that will be covered include solid control equipment and emerging technologies.  The day will end with a course review, open discussion, and course wrap up. 

  • Topics

    • Functions of drilling fluids
    • Composition of water based mud
    • Clay chemistry
    • Rheology
    • Products and systems
    • High performance
    • Oil and synthetic based mud products and systems
    • Lost circulation
    • Stuck pipe problems
    • HPHT challenges
    • HPHT applications and systems
    • Hole cleaning
    • Virtual hydraulics and real time measurements
    • Reservoir drill-in fluid system
    • Completions fluid
    • Well clean up and displacement procedures
    • Solid control equipment
    • Emerging technologies
    • Course review and wrap up
  • Instructors

     

    Knut Hansen is a technical Well Services specialist and instructor for Cementing and Drilling Fluids courses.

    He is an expert in Cementing and Drilling Fluids, with more than 20 years of experience in the global oil & gas industry. He was with Schlumberger in a variety of well services and field services positions in the UK, Germany, Qatar, Nigeria and Norway among other countries. He is a cement & fluids specialist in land, swamp, off-shore and deepwater in hot and cold climate conditions. Knut spent more than five years in training & development of personnel, where he was responsible for the technical training curriculum for cementing for laboratory, field supervisors and cementing engineers.

    Currently, Knut is a consultant based in the UK instructing Cementing and Drilling Fluids courses.

  • Audience

    Drilling engineers with a basic knowledge of well design principles.

  • Prerequisites

    None.

  • Prerequisites

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