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Stuck Pipe and Hole Cleaning - RILS

The Stuck Pipe and Hole Cleaning seminar is VILT (Virtual Instructor Led Training) delivered real time.  The course will be taught in 4 hours sessions over a 5 day period and it is delivered using the WebEx platform.

The seminar will cover a practical overview of the stuck pipe mechanics, wellbore instability and detail emphasis in hole cleaning conditions, practices, procedures and monitoring.  The virtual seminar will include operational practices recommendations to enhance stuck pipe prevention.  

Participants rich his practical knowledge through virtual group discussions, revision of real case histories and practical exercises.

Each student will need the following to attend:

  • Computer
  • USB Headset  
  • Video Capabilities (720 HD)
Day 1

Stuck Pipe Mechanics Review (4 hours session)  

  • Pre-test and class introduction
  • Stuck pipe conditions and causes of stuck pipe
  • Solids Induced pack off
  • Differential pressure sticking
Day 2

  • Wellbore Geometry
  • Wellbore Instability - Causes and Remedies
  • Well Engineering and Offset Well Analysis for Stuck Pipe Prevention

Day 3

  • Hole Monitoring
  • Recommended Practices for Stuck Pipe Prevention
  • First Responses
  • Test and Q&A Session

Day 4

  • Hole cleaning pre-test and Introduction
  • Fluids Mechanics and Rheology
  • Hole Cleaning in low and medium angle wells

Day 5

  • Hole Cleaning in high angle and horizontal wells
  • Recommended practices for hole cleaning
  • Relationship between hole cleaning, ROP and stuck pipe risk
  • Test and Q&A session

Learning activity mix
  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Directional Drillers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Completion Engineers
  • Real time monitoring Engineers
  1. Stuck Pipe Mechanics
  2. Wellbore Instability
  3. Hole Cleaning Practices, Procedures
  4. Hole Conditions Monitoring
  5. Recommended Practices for Stuck Pipe Prevention

Participants should have a basic undestanding of drilling operations

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