COURSE TITLE : DE0967 : Rocks and Fluids-Pore Pressure, Well Bore Stability, Fracture Gradient, Formation Damage
COURSE DATE : Feb 04 - Feb 08 2024
INSTRUCTOR : Mr. Sigve Hamilton Days
VENUE : Dubai, UAE
COURSE FEE : $ 8000
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Course Description

This practical and highly-interactive course includes real-life case studies and exercises where participants will be engaged in a series of interactive small groups and class workshops. This course is designed to examine the complexity of wellbore stability/drillability analysis in drilling operations with a view to optimizing well planning, construction and post evaluation procedures. Geomechanical models developed from data acquired during previous drilling operations along with log and seismic information will be introduced. Application of real time well bore stability management system through monitoring of surface and down hole drilling parameters, cuttings inspection, drilling fluids and log data analysis provide necessary tools to prevent avoidable instability issues. It is hoped that by combining drilling logs, offset well data and drilling technologies driven by a proper understanding by participants of the geomechanical profile of prospects, future wells will be successfully constructed in terms of cost savings and minimizing time overruns on drilling projects. The course discusses the fundamental theories that are critical in current well designs and well instability problems. It looks at the issues of rock properties, subsurface stresses and methods for the prediction of rock behaviour under varying operational conditions. The impact of rock and well instability on well economics is emphasized. Well bore instability has continued to be a major cause of non productive time and cost over runs in several fields while drilling, causing delays and well suspension before reaching drilling targets. link to course overview PDF


This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours

Workshops & Work Presentations
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Software & Simulators

In an unlikely event, the course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.


If this course is delivered online as a Virtual Training, the following limitations will be applicable

Certificates: Only soft copy certificates will be issued to participants through Haward’s Portal. This includes Wallet Card Certificates if applicable
Training Materials: Only soft copy Training Materials (PDF format) will be issued to participant through the Virtual Training Platform
Training Methodology: 80% of the program will be theory and 20% will be practical sessions, exercises, case studies, simulators or videos
Training Program: The training will be for 4 hours per day starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:30
H-STK Smart Training Kit: Not Applicable
Hands-on Practical Workshops: Not Applicable
Site Visit: Not Applicable
Simulators: Only software simulators will be used in the virtual courses. Hardware simulators are not applicable and will not be used in Virtual Training


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