CodeDateVenueEarly Bird FeeFee
PE139727 - 31 Jul 2020Houston, Texas, USAUSD 5,300 USD 5,500Remind me of Course Dates
PE139324 - 28 Aug 2020Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSGD 5,499 SGD 5,699Remind me of Course Dates
PE139324 - 28 Aug 2020Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaRM 16,497 RM 17,097Remind me of Course Dates

Code

PE1397

Date

27 - 31 Jul 2020

Venue

Houston, Texas, USA

Early Bird Fee

USD 5,300

Fee

USD 5,500

Code

PE1393

Date

24 - 28 Aug 2020

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

SGD 5,499

Fee

SGD 5,699

Code

PE1393

Date

24 - 28 Aug 2020

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

RM 16,497

Fee

RM 17,097

About this Training Course 

HPHT or High Pressure – High Temperature wells are defined using a range of parameters including Maximum Anticipated Surface or Wellhead Pressure (MAASP/MAWHP), Flowing Wellhead Temperature, Static Bottom Hole Temperature and Pore Pressure Gradient.

These conditions are increasingly encountered in many basins worldwide, as exploration and production examine deeper and hotter objectives. Drilling and completing wells in these environments pushes equipment to the limits of its design. Designing these wells and developing the associated well delivery procedures demands highly competent engineers with a deep understanding of the principals of tubular design, equipment performance and operational best practice.

By attending this course, participants will gain critical knowledge and will be able to develop essential skills relating to HPHT Well Engineering. The course focuses on key characteristics and challenges of HPHT wells from well design, planning, engineering and operational perspectives. It covers a range of topics including:

  1. Well Design – Casing and drillstring design, well barriers, thermal effects, drilling fluid and cement selection
  2. Operational Planning – Rig selection, BOP equipment issues, rig team training
  3. Well Delivery – fingerprinting, well bore breathing, high-reliability drilling practices, well control, well abandonment

The course content presumes participants will have significant experience in the design and/or delivery of conventional wells. As such, it is unlikely to be suitable for personnel with less than 5 years of relevant industry experience.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences in well design between HPHT and conventional wells.
  • Describe the effects of HPHT on casing and fluids design.
  • Successfully pick casing seats to manage the transition from conventional to highly over-pressured formations.
  • Understand the difference between working stress and probabilistic well design.
  • Explain the impact of high temperature on casing performance properties.
  • Quantify casing loads associated with HPHT wells.
  • Perform biaxial collapse and triaxial burst casing design for HPHT wells.
  • Identify rig equipment critical to HPHT well delivery and select rigs suitable for HPHT drilling operations.
  • Explain and describe the challenges of well control in HPHT environments from pressure prediction, detection and well control procedures.
  • Explain how ballooning / wellbore breathing can be identified and managed.
  • Describe what is meant by fingerprinting and develop rig procedures to use fingerprinting effectively.
  • Explain the importance of Cement Placement.
  • Explain why crew training and communication are critical aspects in successful HPHT well delivery.

Personnel directly or indirectly involved in the design and delivery of HPHT wells including:

  • Well Design Engineers
  • Completions Design Engineers
  • Drilling Operations Supervision: Operator Rig Superintendents, Drilling Contractor Rig Managers and Senior Offshore personnel (OIMs, Toolpushers etc)
  • Exploration and Production Geologists, Production Technologists and other asset stakeholders

The course content presumes participants will have significant experience in the design and/or delivery of conventional wells. As such, it is unlikely to be suitable for personnel with less than 5 years of relevant industry experience.

Steve Collard has more than 30 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. He worked offshore as a Roustabout and Roughneck while studying for his B.Eng in Mining Engineering. After graduation, Steve joined Shell in 1985 and worked as a Drilling Engineer and Drilling Supervisor on-site and in the office in a wide range of onshore, offshore and deepwater environments.

Steve served as the examiner for Shell’s “Round 2” Competence program and edited the Shell Well Engineering Learning Manual. He is the technical author of several corporate Well Control and Casing Design standards and training manuals.

Since 2000, Steve has worked as a Well Engineering Consultant. In addition to lecturing and general consultancy in Casing Design and Well Control, he specialises in Deepwater and HPHT Well Control coaching, rig team building and simulation. He pioneered the concept of “Drilling the Well on a Simulator”, working closely with drilling simulator vendors, operators and drilling contractors to produce a realistic and relevant training environment. This enabled integrated rig teams to be exposed to well specific well control and other operational challenges, develop and then practice response strategies.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

The trainer is an experienced guy on well engineering. Knowledge not only from books but greatly from his personal experience in the industry, which is much more beneficial for people improving in well engineering.

Well Engineer, Shell China E&P

Every drilling engineer should take this course beside well control course.

Drilling Engineer, Kangean Energy Indonesia