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    Directional Drilling and Surveying - RILS

    This is a Remote Instructor Led Series training, all training sessions will be delivered online with no face-to-face classroom attendance.       

    Each module is 2 hrs, recommended to cover maximum two (2) modules (4 hrs) per day.   

    The goal of the course will be to enable participants to understand the operations carried out by directional drillers.  They will also learn how to contribute to the design of directional and horizontal wells. The course will cover the fundamentals, design considerations, and operational aspects of directional and horizontal drilling.

    Day 1

    Directional Drilling Fundamentals

    Applications and limitations

    Algebra and trigonometry review

    Terminology, Positioning and coordinate systems 

    Day 2

    Survey calculation methods

    Anti-collision and trajectory management

    Surveying tools

    Day 3

    MWD, LWD and mudlogging 

    Downhole drilling tools and deflection methods

    Drilling motors and bit overview

    Day 4

    Drilling motors and bit overview (Cont…)

    BHA design and considerations

    Rotary steerable systems

    Day 5

    Directional well path design

    Horizontal well planning and calculations

    Day 6

    Drill string design

    Torque & drag

    Drillstring dynamics

    Day 7

    Hole cleaning

    Introduction to Multilateral wells

    Day 8

    Basics of Geosteering

    Directional drilling problems and solutions    

    Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Trainee Directional Drillers, and service company personnel with basic drilling engineering skills.

    Directional surveying
    Well location calculation methods
    Deflection methods
    Anti-collision concepts
    LWD and mudlogging use in directional drilling
    Bottomhole assemblies and drill string tools used in directional drilling
    Concepts of torque and drag and shocks and vibrations
    Introduction to multilaterals 
    Directional drilling problems

    All participants should have some basic drilling engineering experience and one to three years of wellsite experience. Prior exposure to directional drilling is recommended, but not required. Good mathematic skills will be necessary, particularly trigonometry.

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