Introduction to Stuck Pipe Environment
- Introduction to Stuck Pipe
- Introduction to Drilling Geology
- Well bore Instability: Causes and Remedies
On the first day, participants will learn about the stuck pipe problems and their huge impact on the economic and feasibility of drilling projects. The day will move forward with an overview of Drilling Geology and conditions that may lead to stuck pipe situations. Finally, a detailed discussion on Wellbore Instability as one of the major factors cause of stuck pipe incidents.
Mechanisms for Stuck Pipe – Causes, Occurrence, Prevention
- Solids Pack Off Sticking
- Differential Pressure Sticking
- Wellbore Geometry Sticking
Participants will learn about the three basic mechanisms causing stuck pipe incidents and analyze in detail conditions for the occurrence of each one, the warning signs and their prevention. Theory will be combined with practical exercises on identification of Stuck Pipe conditions, and group discussion of selected case histories of real stuck pipe events.
Stuck Pipe Identification and Prevention
- Stuck Pipe Diagnosis and First Responses
- Drilling Jar Placement and Operation
- Recommended Practices for Stuck Pipe Prevention
Day three will focus on the correct identification of the stuck pipe mechanism, and implementation of the first actions to get the drill string free. Participants will also learn about the selection, installation, and operation of the Drilling Jar to help in the liberation of stuck pipe. At the end of the day, the seminar will bring a detailed discussion of the recommended practices for stuck pipe prevention. Again, theory will be combined with relate exercises and group discussion of real case histories of stuck pipe incidents.
- String Separation Options: Cutting and Back-Off
- Fishing Economics
- Fishing Tools and Procedures
On day four, participants will learn about Stuck Pipe Recovery through the implementation of fishing procedures, starting with analysis of string separation options and following with the discussion of fishing economics and decision making tools. All topics will be illustrated and reinforced through the execution of class exercises and group discussion of real case histories.
Plug Back and Side Tracking
- Setting Cement Plugs for Side Tracking
- Side Tracking Procedures
Participants will learn how to design and set cement plugs for wellbore deviation for sidetrack. Specific topics will be covered such as; tools, procedures for sidetracking in cased and open hole and group exercises from real case scenarios.
The intended audience for this course includes Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Directional Drillers, Petroleum Engineers, Completion Engineers, Drillers, and Specialist Service Company Engineers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of drilling operations, drillstring and basic math skills