Managed Pressure Drilling 101
This course is taught by Altus Well Experts at our facility.
- $2400.00 with additional 4th "software day"
- $600.00 for "software day" only
This comprehensive course is a three-day, close-up study of managed pressure drilling including basic concepts of the pressure window in addition to more in-depth exposure to operational processes and equipment. This is an operational course that includes some in-class problem solving and hand calculations. This course is intended to be both an in-depth introduction for managers as well as a primer for those who will be directly involved in managed pressure drilling operations prior to rig-specific training, or for engineers who wish to become involved in planning and job design.
An optional fourth day which focuses on MPD software is also available for an additional $600.00. Discussion of operational MPD Software will cover the different types of software available and their usage in the office and at the rig site, as well as equipment with built-in processors/programs. Students will receive free copies of Altus MPD Screening Spreadsheet. Also, SafeKick® offers a free 30-day trial license for their SafeVision© software. There will be instruction and demonstration for both of these programs along with the opportunity to practice. Bringing a laptop is beneficial but not required.
In addition to lecture with whiteboard & PowerPoint, we use discussion, exercises, workshops, homework & tests to reinforce the subjects taught.
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- Introduction to MPD
- Common Drilling Problems
- Analysis of Drilling Problem Causes
- Goals of MPD
- Engineering Basic Concepts of MPD
- MPD Solution Screening
- Operations Processes
- Overview of Techniques
- Equipment Round Up
- MPD Well Control
- Case Histories
- Planning Software Review
- Risk Assessment
- Future of MPD
We request that all cancellations be made at least one week before the class start date. You may reschedule this class without any penalty. However, a $250 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week before a class begins and for no-shows. Cancellation penalties and any fees incurred by Murchison Drilling Schools will be deducted from refunds.
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