Introduction to drilling

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To give an insight in the techniques used in the drilling of wells for oil and gas from the start to the completion and production. Furthermore the participant will learn some of the rare terminology which is used in the oilfield, and be given an insight in the purpose of using floating production storage and off-loading units.


Course Content To gain knowledge about:
  • The concession
  • The oil company and the drilling contractor
  • Types of drilling rigs
  • Drilling organisations onshore and offshore
  • The drilling process
  • Rig move operations
  • Types and design of drilling rigs
  • Shore-bases
  • Examples of subcontractors involved in drilling a well
  • The drilling rig and it\\\'s components
  • Example of drilling of a well from spud-in to completion
  • Core sampling operations
  • Casing and cementing operations
  • Pressures in the well from the formation and from the drilling fluid
  • Examples of drilling problems and possible solutions
  • Drilling fluid and the circulation system
  • Exercises on Drillsim 5000 full scale simulator
  • The background for using FPSO units and example of design and equipment onboard
  • Benefits from the use of FPSO units
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS This course is intended for all new employees working in oilfield-related jobs including support functions for the oil and gas industry. This includes administrative personnel at shore-bases and offices and besides subcontractors’ personnel and equipment suppliers’ personnel. The course also includes introduction to FPSO operations.

Course Objectives To be able to:
  • Name the most important parties involved in the drilling of a well
  • Describe some of the organisation structures onboard and onshore
  • Describe the main functions of a drilling rig and it’s equipment
  • Understand some of the most common terms used in the oilfield
  • Name the purpose of FPSO units

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