Well Engineering                 
                      
Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Basic petroleum geology
  • Rock types
  • Sedimentary rocks
  • Leak off tests
  • Casing seat selection
Casing Design
  • Steel properties and API casing strength,
  • Casing seat selection
  • Casing design criteria
  • Collapse design
  • Burst design
  • Tension design
  • Miscellaneous casing loadings and safety factors
  • Casing design methods for: Exploration, Development, Horizontal and HPHT wells
  • Kick Tolerance, Kick profiles,
  • Triaxial Stress Ellipse
  • Sour gas consideration
  • Complete well design starting on first day and completed at end of course.
Drillstring Design
  • Drillstring and BHA
  • Drill pipe, drillcollars, grades of drill pipe and strength properties 
  • Thread types 
  • Tool joints 
  • Calculations of approximate weight of drill pipe and tool joint
  • Drill collar weight and neutral point 
  • Bending strength ratio 
  • Margin of over-pull 
  • Slip crushing 
  • Pressure-area method 
  • Jars 
  • Shock subs 
  • Reamers and stabilizers 
Drillbits & Hydraulics
  • Drillbits: types & selection.
  • Tricone bits: design and selection procedures
  • PDC bits: design and selection procedures
  • IADC drillbit classification
  • IADC Dull grading
  • Fluid flow in wellbores
  • Bingham Plastic and Power Law calculations
  • Hydraulics calculations
  • ECD calculation
  • Hole cleaning
Directional Drilling, Horizontal & ML Wells
  • Declination And Convergence
  • UTM & Grid coordinates
  • Surface and subsurface targets
  • Bottomhole assemblies. Placement of stabilisers.
  • Survey Reference Points
  • Calculations And Wellpath Plotting
  • Surveying Tools And Accuracy
Drilling Operations
  • Well planning
  • Drilling operations : WOB and RPM, drill off tests
  • Drill bit selection optimisation
  • Hydraulics optimisation
  • Casing landing