Fundamentals of Directional Drilling Operations

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Why Attend This Training Course?
This course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of Directional Drilling, calculations, and planning for directional and horizontal wells. Specific problems associated with directional/horizontal drilling such as torque, drag, hole cleaning, logging, and drill string component design are included. Participants will receive instruction on planning and evaluating horizontal wells based on the objectives of the horizontal well. The basic applications and techniques for multi-lateral wells are covered in the course. Additionally, they will become familiar with the tools and techniques used in directional drilling such as survey instruments, bottomhole assemblies, motors, steerable motors, and steerable rotary systems. Participants will be able to predict wellbore path based on historical data and determine the requirements to hit the target.
The importance of this course is to enable participants to understand the operations carried out by directional engineers and contribute to the design of directional and horizontal well Techniques , Strategies and the recent Technology for Directional Operations.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?
This training course methodology depends on enabling participants to interact and exchange experiences, explore their competencies and achieve their career aspirations, using forward-thinking training arts, such as theoretical lectures and/or open discussion to exchange opinions and experiences, scenarios, innovative thinking brainstorming. Participants will receive an agenda including training material as a reference, in addition to some extra notes and booklets. 

Who Should Attend This Training Course?
The course is designed for Drilling, production and operations engineers, field supervisors, tool pushers, managers, and technical support personnel who are dealing with such Directional Drilling operations.

What Are The Training Course Objectives?
  • Make survey calculations
  • Interpret TVD, polar and rectangular coordinates, and vertical section
  • Interpret dogleg severity and the problems associated with dogleg severity
  • Plan a two-dimensional directional well
  • Plan horizontal wells based on the objectives of the well
  • Determine the best multi-lateral completion for an application
  • Determine declination and non-magnetic drilling collar selection
  • Apply the best survey instrument for the job
  • Directionally drill with rotary BHAs, jetting, whipstocks, motor, steerable motors, and rotary steerable systems
  • Drill horizontally underbalanced
  • Interpret torque and drag and determine what factors will affect torque and drag
  • Determine cementing requirements for directional wells

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?
  • Applications for directional drilling
  • Directional profiles
  • Extended reach wells
  • Survey calculations and accuracy
  • Dogleg severity calculations and problems associated with doglegs
  • Planning directional and horizontal wells
  • Horizontal drilling methods and applications
  • Logging high angle wells
  • Hole-cleaning
  • Types of survey instruments
  • Tools used to deflect a wellbore
  • Torque and drag calculations
  • Cementing

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Exam Details:

Duration: 1 hour | Multiple Choice | Closed book | Pass mark: 65%

Course Schedule

11 - 15 Dec 2022
10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Cairo, Egypt
5 Sessions
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10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Cairo, Egypt
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10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Cairo, Egypt
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