Date: TBA
Location: London

Content recommendation based on OGP Document: Report 476, August 2016.

Condition: A candidate must be sponsored by an operator or a service company and must have a Wellsharp Well Control certificate or IWCF Level 4 Well Control certificate.

 

Instructors:

H Rabia , G van Wilpe (course syllabus varies slightly between instructors)


Course Duration:

One week


Who Should Attend:

Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Rig Managers and Toolpushers. Some wellsite or operations experience and a basic knowledge of well control equipment are beneficial for this course.


Objectives:

To learn detailed well control procedures including volumetric and stripping methods and bullheading.

Learn to produce annular pressure profiles and deal with equipment failure.Other topics include: horizontal well control, correcting kick graphs, HPHT wells considerations, well control during casing and cementing and well barriers. Delegates are strongly advised to bring a laptop loaded with Excel in order to solve the many exercises given in this intensive course.


Content:

  • Well barriers
  • Leak off and FIT tests and proper interpretation
  • Kick tolerance
  • Review of primary well control methods
  • Influx characteristics
  • Primary and secondary build-up interpretations : choosing proper SIDPP and SICP
  • Gas solubility and effects of Z factors
  • Annular pressure profiles: Drillers and W& W Methods :  Detailed example
  • HPHT Well considerations: Comparing surface and downhole kicks
  • Horizontal well control
  • Correcting kick line graphs
  • Single and distributed kicks : surface signs
  • Volumetric method : details and actual worked example
  • Stripping method:worked example
  • Well control when running casing and cementing
  • Bullheading
  • Dynamic and  momentum kill methods
  • Trapped annulus pressure
  • Dealing with MAASP and its effect on shoe fracture pressure
  • Shallow gas
  • Underground blowouts
  • Hydrates: Determining the onset of hydrates
  • Relief well design considerations
  • Degassers design considerations: determining optimum kill rate
  • Risk management
  • Underground blowouts
  • Tertiary well control methods
  • Risk management

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