Date: TBA
Location: London
   

Instructor:

Dr Saad Saleh


Objectives:

To provide a solid engineering grounding in solids control and waste management


Content:

  • Economics of Dilution

    • Effect of Solids On Drilling Performance
    • General Definitions
    • How To Make Hole
    • Effect of Solids on Drilling Rate
    • Calculations of Dilution Requirements
    • Class Problems
  • Solids Content Determinations

    • Low And High Gravity Solids Determinations
    • Quality of Solids
    • Effect of Salt And Oil on Solids Determination
  • Cuttings Transport/Hole Cleaning

    • Field Diagnosis of Hole Cleaning Problems
    • Transport Ratio
    • Effect of Cuttings Concentration on Bottom Hole Pressure
    • Hopkins Correlation
    • Sifferman Correlation
  • How To Generate a Weighted Mud System

    • Limited Surface Volume
    • No Limit on Surface Volume
    • Material Balance Calculations
    • Dump And Dilution Error Analysis
    • Class Problems
  • Shakers

    • Screen Design
    • How To Select A Screen
    • Efficiency Checks
    • Effect of PV On Shakers Performance
    • Operating Guidelines
    • API Guidelines
  • Cyclones

    • Design Principles
    • Factors Affecting Performance
    • Efficiency Checks
    • Fluids Routing
    • Operating Guidelines
    • API Guidelines
    • Economics of Cyclones Versus Dump And Dilution
    • Field Adjustments
  • Degassers

    • Design Principles
    • Factors Affecting Performance
    • Gas Cuttings in Water Base Fluids
    • Gas Cuttings in Oil Base Fluids
    • Bottom Hole Pressure Calculations With Gas Cuttings Fluids
    • Top Hole Special Problems (Surface Gas And Solids)
    • Degassers Operating Guidelines
  • Pumps

    • Design And Definitions
    • Factors Affecting Performance
    • Operation Guidelines
    • Class Problems
  • Mud Cleaners

    • Applications
    • Barite Loss Calculations
    • Class Problems
  • Centrifuge

    • Factors Affecting Performance
    • Fluid Routing
    • Operation
    • Mathematical Modeling of Performance
  • Total System Mass Balance

    • Solids Removal Efficiency
    • Mud Usage
    • Relationship Between Efficiency And Mud Usage
    • SPE 19957 Review
    • Class Problems
    • Solids Control System Sequence
  • Cuttings Injection

    • Economics of Cuttings Injection
    • Advantages of Cuttings Injections
    • Slurry Volume Generation
    • Fracturing Concepts
    • Surface Equipment
    • Erosion Calculations
    • Well Abandonment
    • Fracturing Calculations
    • In-Situ Pressure Calculations
    • Fracturing Pressure Interpretation

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