Introduction to Deepwater Drilling
This introduction course provides an overall awareness of deepwater wells at a foundation level, including the deepwater geological environment, metocean setting, well design concerns, rig selection, and an overview of well drilling operations in deepwater.
This training course is often used for onboarding new employees in deepwater drilling-related functions.
The objectives of this course are to provide participants with a basic understanding of the deepwater drilling process, from selecting a drilling location, well design, and rig types right through the drilling of a well. Also, challenges, risks and limitations are discussed. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the process, the equipment and terminology when drilling in deep waters. The non-technical support staff working for an operator or service provider often need help understanding the process and limitations.
Get the opportunity to ask questions and deep dive into specific topics that adds value to you and your organisation…
At the end of the course, the delegate will gain a basic understanding of the following:
- History and Development
- Geology and Geomechanics
- Rigs types and Capabilities
- Rig equipment
- Metocean and Seafloor
- Dynamic Systems and Mooring
- Station Keeping and Redundancy
- Open Water Operations Prior to Setting BOP
- BOP and Drilling Riser running
- Operation after BOP
- Well Head Systems and Casing
- Drilling Fluids
- Dual Activity
- Well Optimisation
- Well control key Aspects
- Organisation and Logistics
- Limitations and Failures
- Risk and Challenges
- New Equipment and Development
This course is designed as an entry to deepwater wells for drilling and completions engineers, technicians, and administrative staff who will be involved in the planning and execution of deepwater wells.
It is a stepping stone to skill-level courses providing more profound knowledge of drilling and completions in deepwater and the advanced level course in deepwater well project & risk management.
The course assumes that participants know the basic principles of drilling and completions and have some exposure to the industry.
Duration: 1-2 days
Product Type: Course
Formats Available: In-Classroom, Virtual
Instructor: Soren Hartmann Linkedin