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Practical Drilling Technology - Midland
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Package Deal!
If you enroll in both Practical Drilling Technology and Advanced Drilling Technology, there is a $300 discount. Total cost for PDT+ADT = $5300 (plus applicable taxes).

Click here for dates and to enroll in PDT+ADT

These classes will be held at H&J Petroleum Headquarters

703 W Indiana Ave
Midland, TX 79701
To learn more about H&J Petroleum, visit hjpetro.com

MDS Objective

The object of this five-day drilling technology course is to equip drilling personnel with the technical tools needed to become effective supervisors. This is Part I of a two-course series in drilling technology. The PDT and the ADT courses are both taken out of the ten-day ODT course. This course is suited for derrickmen, drillers, toolpushers, wellsite leaders, and engineers. This course discusses some basics of Well Control but does not include well control certification. MDS offers Well Control classes for IADC WellSharp and IWCF certification at Levels 2, 3, and 4.
The following topics are covered in the PDT course:
  • Communication
  • Hole Trends
  • Problem Solving Model
  • Bits and Bit Operating Practices
  • Drill String Basics
  • Tripping Practices
  • Deviation & Stuck Pipe
  • Overview of Circulation System
  • Overview of Casing & Cementing
  • Causes of Abnormal Pressure
  • Mud & Mud Solids Basics
  • Drillout Considerations
  • Leak-Off Tests
  • Formation Integrity Tests
  • Well Control Red Flags & Transition Zone Indicators
  • Shallow Gas Kicks and Diverting
  • BOP Equipment Considerations
  • Salt Water Flows and Kick Identification
  • Basic Methods of Well Control (Driller's Method and Wait & Weight)
  • Kill Sheets
  • Lost Circulation in Vugular Formations
  • H2S Safety
  • basics of Workover and Completions

Methods

Lecture, exercises, workshops, tests, PowerPoint slides and discussion.
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