Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start03 Aug 2020
End07 Aug 2020
Discipline Drilling Engineering
LevelSkill
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,800.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom



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Drilling Optimization

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This course will train drilling engineers in the benchmarking, identification, application, and implementation of drilling optimization techniques.  These techniques will cover both offset and historical well data, as well as real-time drilling data.  The intention of this class will be to give participants in this course knowledge to apply well optimization techniques in well engineering, drilling fluid engineering and well construction engineering.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Introduction to Drilling Optimization 

    • Introduction
    • Offset Well Selection: relevant data, data organization, and stick plot
    • Simple probability and data distribution analysis
    • Class Exercise

    The course will begin with a review of what drilling optimization is and is not, by defining and understanding the well design process from the viewpoint of optimal, efficient operations. The second session will begin with a review of offset well data selection, statistically relevant data, organization, and presentation of offset wells. The class will discuss drilling risks which are manageable and highlight constraints involved in the well construction process.  The day will conclude with trainees giving presentations on drilling optimization processes and techniques.      

    Day 2

    Benchmarking with Key Performance Indicators 

    • Risk analysis
    • Technical Limit Identification: techniques to quantum change limits
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
    • Impact of wellbore stability 

    The second drilling optimization session will start with the participants learning about the theory of risk, the elements of risk, and the risk control methodologies typically used in the industry.  The attendees will be provided with an overview of risk registers, HAZOP, decision trees, effective monetary values, cost-time analysis, RACI, and uncertainty assessment.  The day will continue with the definition and identification of common industry KPI's, the use of KPI's in benchmarking wells, and techniques to positively change the identified technical limits. At the end of the day, the class will see an overview of how wellbore stability impact the drilling optimization process.

    Day 3

    Design to Execution 

    • Well construction design to wellsite operations
    • Performance limitations
    • Stuck pipe refresher 

    The third day of the course will begin with an overview of how an optimized well construction design is put into efficient operation at wellsite.  Deliverables, drilling forecasts, and modelling (drilling, hydraulics, T&D) will be covered by the instructor in order to highlight the requirements for 24hrs+ operational lookaheads.  The participants will then investigate the controllable and non-controllable performance limitations inherent in all well plans.  The day will finish with a session about examining the major contributors to non-productive time during rigsite operations. 

    Day 4

    Measurements and Technology Enablers 

    • Measurements and technology enablers
    • ROP monitoring and improvement techniques 
    • Typical drilling plan
    • Optimization elements
    • Software tools
    • Task analysis and lessons learned

    This day will concentrate on the surface and downhole techniques, systems, and technologies, which can be utilized to monitor and measure drilling optimization.  The instructor will provide participants with detailed explanations of the current technology enablers being used to aid the drilling optimization process, as well as review the common software packages used.  The day will conclude with a class discussion on ROP monitoring, improvement, and implementation of MSE during operations.              

    Day 5

    Drilling Optimization Workshop 

    • Control and review process
    • Alternate optimization well plans

    The last day will start with a presentation and discussion of the control and review process in drilling optimization. Later that day, the he participants will go back to the previous exercises and will work to provide an optimized well plan. 

  • Audience

    Drilling engineers with 1-3 years of operations experience.

  • Prerequisites

    Good overall knowledge of well construction processes, drilling engineering, as well as simple time and statistical analysis techniques (e.g. mean, median, mode, probabilities, percentages).

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

    Beginning in the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.

    The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Dataran Merdeka (the Independence Square), the House of Parliament, the Istana Budaya, the Istana Negara (National Palace), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Muzium Negara (National Museum), the Putra World Trade Centre, the Tugu Negara (National Monument) and mosques such as the Masjid Jamek, the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and the Federal Territory Mosque.

    Other tourist attractions include the Aquaria KLCC, the Batu Caves, the Makam Pahlawan (National Mausoleum), the National Science Centre, Petaling Street, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, the Zoo Negara (National Zoo), and events such as Malay cultural centres, the Chinese cultural festivals at the Thean Hou Temple and the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as the Beach Club, Espanda, the Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, the Luna Bar, Nuovo, Rum Jungle, the Thai Club, Zouk, and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.

    Hotels, from five-star to budget types, have cropped up everywhere to accommodate the influx of tourists each year. There are many hotels near Kuala Lumpur's entertainment and business districts.

    Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and it is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia. Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Kuala Lumpur Sky Line

    The Perdana Lake Gardens near the Malaysian Parliament building includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Southeast Asia's largest bird park.

    There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city centre, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve. Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the city centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the world within a city. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.

    Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum's collection not only concentrate on works from the Middle East, the museum also puts the emphasis on Asia, with China and Southeast Asia especially well represented. This museum features some impressively decorated domes and large open exhibition spaces. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

    From Wikitravel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

    • Timezone : GMT+08:00, Singapore (Singapore)
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