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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    

Learning activity mix

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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