Macondo Accident – What Went Wrong and Why – What Can We Learn From It
The course will follow a typical deepwater drilling program and drilling process from geology to rig selection and station keeping to conductor driving and surface casing setting. The wellhead systems, BOP, and marine riser systems for typical deepwater rig equipment will be covered.
Once the drilling process and equipment has been reviewed the class will then look at some of the other aspects that are different for deepwater drilling technology such as well control and shallow hazards. After this the course will continue with new emerging technologies such as dual gradient and managed pressure drilling. Finally participants will learn about some of the typical operational aspects and workover issues associated with deepwater wells.
A basic understanding of floating drilling operations is a plus for the shorter courses. Where as for the 5 day course an understand of basic geomechanics, drilling operations, well placement, well planning, and drilling fluids basics is required.
The course will give the participant an understanding of deep water well design and operations including an understanding of the challenges faced in the deepwater drilling environment. This course can serve as an introduction to both entry level and experienced drilling professionals for deepwater drilling technology.
The course will teach you about
- Deepwater history
- Deepwater locations and geology
- Overburden and compaction
- Pore and fracture pressures
- Metocean and currents
- Rig selection
- Station keeping
- Open water operations (ROV’s)
- Subsea wellheads and casings
- BOP systems
- Drilling riser systems
- Drilling equipment for deepwater
- Deepwater well control
- Drilling challenges
- Shallow hazards
- Dual gradient drilling and MPD
- Well intervention
- Operations management
No knowledge is required for the the horter course. A basic understanding of floating drilling operations is a plus for the medium courses. Where as for the 5 day course an understand of basic geomechanics, drilling operations, well placement, well planning, and drilling fluids basics is required. None necessary
Prior to each session, a questionnaire can be provided in order to adapt the session to suit the interest of the audience. Courses and presentations can be performed in either English or Danish, day or evening.
At clients location or Drillconsult headquarter in Copenhagen or Esbjerg.