• March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days     Course Dates:   March 9 – 13, 2020     Course Venue:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Course Description:

This course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of horizontal and 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 deviated and horizontal wells and learn how to perform simple calculations associated to well survey. The basic applications and techniques for multi-lateral wells are covered in the course. Additionally, participants 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.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professional drilling engineers, production engineers, petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists and asset managers

What You Will Learn:

  • Knowledge of key characteristics and challenges of horizontal and directional engineering from a well design, planning, construction and operational perspective
  • Knowledge of horizontal and directional modeling drilling processes based on industry best practices. Both steady state and dynamic models of the drilling processes
  • Knowledge of different frameworks for optimizing the horizontal and directional drilling processes
  • How to apply technical limit principles to guide horizontal and directional well planning
  • Use number of popular industry software packages to demonstrate the concepts explained during lectures

Course Outline:

  • Formation pressures and formation strength
  • Introduction to horizontal and directional wells. Directional drilling design workflow
  • Long, Medium, Short and Extreme Directional Wells
  • Directional Drilling Tools
  • Drill bit selection, downhole drilling equipment and drilling hydraulics
  • Drilling fluid and cementing program
  • Measurement while Drilling (MWD), Logging while Drilling (LWD), and Geo-steering
  • Horizontal and directional borehole problems
  • Optimization of horizontal and directional process parameters
  • Horizontal and directional drilling optimization Workshop