Rotary Drilling and Training Rig Visit
- Petroleum reservoirs
- Life cycle of a reservoir
- Seismic data acquisition
- Drilling operations and rig systems
- Training rig visit
The first day of this course will begin with an induction, introduction, and safety briefing for the participants. After this, participants will learn about petroleum reservoirs and the life cycle of a reservoir, including the various phases of reservoir development, exploration, appraisal, and development. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about such topics as seismic data acquisition, drilling operations, and drilling rig systems. The day will end with the practical portion where participants will tour a training rig. This will provide them with an overview of rig system, rig footprint, and standard layout, as well as an opportunity to participant in some rig floor activities.
Drilling Operations and Well Logging
- Well design and completion
- Well logging
- Wireline training unit visit
On day two, participants will take part in lessons over well design and completions. Specific topics that will be covered include downhole equipment, drill pipes, centralizers, and stabilizers. They will also learn about directional drilling, including concepts of horizontal wells and associated well completions. This day will also cover well logging, including the theory of logging tool physics and operations, tool capability, and data acquisition. The practical portion of this day include a visit to a wireline where participants will learn about wireline tools, logging units, and well design.
- Tubing and packers
- Completion techniques and associated surface equipment
- Cementing operations
- Cementing training units
The third day will teach participants about how and why wells are completed. Well tubing, packers, and other downhole completion tools will be explained. Different completion techniques and the associated surface equipment will be illustrated. Attendees will also learn about cementing operations. The practical portion of this day will include a visit to a cementing training pad to familiarize participants with bulk handling and storage, slurry mixing, pumping units, and cement head manifold arrangements.
- Perforation and conveyance methods
- Drill stem testing equipment and setups
- Surface testing equipment
- Acidizing and hydraulic stimulation
Day four will introduce participants to well testing. With the knowledge of completions from day three participants will learn about perforating and conveyance methods, drill stem testing and setups, surface testing equipment, and the reasons why and how acidizing and hydraulic stimulations are performed. The practical portion of this day will include a visit to a well testing workshop, where participants will review perforating equipment and assemblies. They will also have an orientation on well testing surface spread, as well as a review of wellheads, chokes, and separators. The practical session will end with a visit to a stimulation training pad where participants will have an opportunity to practice hydraulic fracture treatment using a stimulation simulator.
Artificial Lift and Coiled Tubing
- Artificial lift techniques and equipment
- Coiled tubing rig
- Coiled tubing rig visit
- Artificial lift systems
The last day of the course will have participants focusing on artificial lift and coiled tubing. Participants will learn about artificial lift techniques and equipment commonly used in production enhancement. Coiled tubing rig units (CTUs) will be covered, including the setup, principle components, and their purpose. The practical element of this last day will be a visit to training CTU’s (both for offshore and onshore setup) and a tour of an artificial lift system workshop to review downhole pumps and surface control units commonly used.
New hires and personnel with limited exposure to drilling equipment and activities will gain the most from this course. Other operating company personnel and service company personnel who’s responsibilities involve a working knowledge of drilling rigs and operations should attend this course.
Participants with some exposure to oilfield operations is beneficial though not essential.