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    Drilling Optimization - RILS

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

    It is recommended to cover maximum four hours per day.       

    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.

    Day 1 -  Introduction to Drilling Optimization 

    • Introduction
    • Drilling Cycle Workflow Process
    • Drilling in the upstream value chain 
    • Estimating Drilling Times and the Technical Limit

    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 class will discuss drilling risks which are manageable and highlight constraints involved in the well construction process.

    Day 2 - Key Performance Indicator

    • KPI qualities
    • Probability distributions
    • Graphical representation for probabilistic times and costs
    • Introduction to Risk Management

    Students will debate about why it should exist, how and what is key regarding Key performance indicators. Important concepts regarding designing smart KPIs will be provided. Additionally Probability basics will be studied in the drilling context to obtain the key elements to optimize drilling times and costs. At the end an introduction to risk management applied to drilling will be given.

    Day 3 - Engineering and Risk Analysis

    • Monitoring Risk and Drilling Optimization
    • Quantifying Risk Impact
    • Monetizing Risk Prevention in Drilling Optimization.

    Students will link this day a two fundamental concepts. We cannot optimize if we don't take into account the risk to increase drilling incidents. Key techniques to identify, quantify and prevent risks will be seen in the course.

    Day 4 - Introduction to Drilling Mechanics and Shock and Vibrations

    • Shock and vibrations
    • Stick and Slip
    • BHA design
    • Drill String whirl

    The 4th day will be spend analyzing one of the most expensive and costly risks while drilling, all kinds of drilling shock and vibrations, its dynamics and the measures we can take to design the well to optimize dynamics, avoid this type of incidents and improve drilling performance.

    Day 5 - Measurements and ROP Enhancing Techniques.

    • Measuring key drilling parameters among other key variables in the drilling processes.
    • Hole Cleaning and ROP enhancing Techniques
    • Drilling dynamics and ROP enhancing Techniques
    • Remote monitoring and  ROP enhancing Techniques
    Students will have an introduction about key drilling parameters and additional variables analysis to monitor and design optimal to enhance ROP. Additionally will have an introduction about hole cleaning, drilling dynamics design key concepts and extra ROP enhancing techniques to design and executed a more optimal drilling operation and enhance ROP. Lastly the students will have an introduction about key real monitoring techniques to learn from execution, design better wells and properly surveille wells.

    Day 6 - Total ROP Enhancing Techniques and Technology

    • ROP enhancement and Risk prediction
    • Corrected Mechanical Specific Energy
    • Extra drilling dynamic concepts for ROP enhancement techniques
    • Rig and extra drilling domains new technology an d automation

    Students will link the risk management concepts with the different ROP enhancement techniques. Additionally we'll see the different interpretations and calculations around the mechanical specific energy, extra drilling dynamics concepts for ROP enhancement and Rig and extra drilling domains new technology and automation tools for drilling optimization.

    Day 7 - Well Design and Execution processes to Optimize

    • The optimized well design process
    • Assessing performance
    • Computerized technical and management variables modeling

    Students will be exposed to the complete well design process, now optimized using all tools and techniques learned thru the course. In this macro scope students will learn how to asses integral performance taking into account risks and ROP enhancements techniques and technology. Lastly we'll drive students thru the multiple options to do computerized modeling about key drilling technical and management variables.

    Day 8 - Continuous improvement Processes

    • Learning from execution
    • Orchestration
    • Monetizing drilling optimization efforts.

    Students will learn about learning from execution techniques. Additionally about integrating comprehensive analysis about drilling optimization and risk management, and about monetizing drilling optimization efforts.

    Drilling engineers with 1-3 years of operations experience.

    Drilling optimization methodology

    Offset well selection

    Time and cost estimation

    Data Analysis

    Risk Analysis

    Benchmarking and key performance indicators

    Measurements and Technology Enablers

    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).

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