×
Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Practical Perforating I: Shaped-Charges, Guns and Operations

This 1-day overview course introduces oilwell perforating concepts, operations, gun systems and safety. It familiarizes attendees with tools, equipment, processes and procedures, including the basics of shaped-charge design and manufacturing, qualification and quality-control tests, perforating laboratory research and applications in various well completions and different types of formation. The agenda comprises lecture presentations, technical animations and videos, and facility site tours at a Houston-area research, technology integration, engineering and manufacturing center to view equipment displays, models, manufacturing operations, quality-control tests and demonstrations.

Day 1
  • Explosives, oilwell perforating and conveyance methods
  • Shaped charge components, materials, and types
  • Gun, or carrier, system classifications
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) qualification tests
  • Shaped-charge manufacturing
  • Inspection testing for quality-assurance and quality-control
  • Downhole pressures—underbalance, balanced or overbalance
  • Dynamic versus static underbalance
  • Extreme overbalance and propollants
  • Perforating research and laboratory testing
  • Firing heads, detonators and accessories        
  • Explosive cutters for pipe recovery
  • Operational safety and examples of perforating applications 
Learning activity mix

Production and completion engineers and other professionals interested to have a practical knowledge on perforating technology.

Use of explosives for perforating, shaped sharges and carriers; static and dynamic underbalance; firing heads and detonators; operational safety.

Basic knowledge on oil and gas well completions and production.

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course.

Click below to be alerted when scheduled

Set a training goal, and easily track your progress

Customize your own learning journey and track your progress when you start using a defined learning path.

Icon
In just few simple steps, you can customize your own learning journey in the discipline of your interest based on your immediate, intermediate and transitional goals. Once done, you can save it in NExTpert, the digital learning ecosystem, and track your progress.
© 2020 Schlumberger Limited. All rights reserved.