Well Engineering Training Course, Stage 2

Well Engineering Training Course Stage 2, drilling and well engineering

  • The second stage of the Well Engineering Training Course focuses for a greater degree on well programming and planning. In combination with field and office work this part of the training will provide an excellent development towards the position of Senior Well Engineer.

    The Well Engineering Training Course is set up as a self‐study course with limited instruction time. A significant amount of material is covered in the training. The duration of Stage 2 is one years. Due to the lengthy process and volume of work, dedication and focus is required from the participant as well as employer to successfully complete the program.

    The objective is development towards Senior Well Engineer.

    The course consists of the following:

    • Training manuals
    • 8 training sessions of one week each (over one year)
    • 12 hours of online support per year (24 hours total)
    • Test questions
    • Use of GotoMeeting
    • Final test plus one re‐sit if required
    • Certificate of completion.

    Duration: 1 year, self-study
    Location: To be advised

  • The objectives of the Well Engineering Training Course (WETC) Stage 2 are:

    To describe in oilfield terminology:
    1. The process of designing a well and managing contracts related to well delivery
    2. The cost implications and effectiveness of operations
    3. The well construction materials commonly used
    4. The prinicipal techniques, problems and solutions for special drilling operations, such as workovers and underbalanced drilling


    To make the necessary calculations from drilling and programme related data to;
    1. Casing and tubing design
    2. Advanced Pressure control
    3. Deviated well drilling, surveys and tool settings.

  • This course is designed to train:

    • Junior well engineers towards Well Engineer / Drilling Supervisor position
    • Well engineers towards Senior Well Engineer position


    In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
    e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required

  • Module 1: The Well Delivery Process


    • The Well Delivery Process
    • Performing Improvement – Realising The Limit (RTL)
    • Well Delivery Performance Measurement

    Module 2: Contract Management


    • Introduction to Contracting
    • The Preparation Phase
    • Going Out to Tender
    • Contract Award
    • The Contract Documents

    Module 3: Directional Drilling


    • Vertical Drilling
    • Applications of Directional Drilling
    • Well Planning
    • Downhole Motors
    • Deflection Tools and Techniques
    • Tool Face Orientation
    • Directional Control with Conventional Rotary Systems
    • Conventional Steerable Drilling Systems
    • Rotary Steerable Systems
    • BHA Weight & Weight on Bit

    Module 4: Borehole surveying


    • Historical Introduction and Overview
    • Borehole Representation
    • Borehole Surveying Policy, Requirements and Standards
    • Well Path Planning and Anti-Collision Monitoring
    • Survey Programme, Evaluation and Reporting
    • Inclination-Only Survey Tools
    • Magnetic Surveying Tools
    • In Field Referencing (IFR)
    • Gyroscopic Survey Tools
    • Survey Tool Deployment Techniques
    • Well Design Constraints

    Module 5: Drilling well control


    • Pore Pressure Prediction
    • Shallow Gas
    • Kick Tolerance and MAASP
    • Drilling Operations
    • Safety Margins during Well Control
    • Tertiary Well Control
    • Poorboy Degasser Capacity
    • People, Training & Drills

    Module 6: Tubular design


    • ntroduction to Tubular Design
    • Well Loads
    • Pipe Strength
    • Standards
    • Tubular Selection
    • Design Software

    Module 7: Casing design


    • Introduction to Casing Design
    • Preliminary Casing Design
    • Detailed Casing Design
    • Corrosion, Wear & Fatigue
    • Special Case Wells
    • Casing Design Worked Example

    Module 8: Wells software as per manual


    • Well Engineering – Tubular Design Software
    • Well Engineering – Well Operations Software
    • Directional Drilling Software

    Module 9: Stuck pipe and fishing


    • General
    • Stuck Pipe / Equipment
    • Locating the Free Point and Backing Off or Cutting
    • Twist-offs
    • Preparations for Fishing a Cut/Parted String
    • Fishing Tools
    • Dealing with Junk
    • Previously Installed Equipment
    • Fishing for Wireline, Coiled Tubing and Radioactive Sources

    Module 10: Working in H2S environments


    • H2S – Its Source, Properties and Effects
    • General Procedures while Working in an H2S Environment
    • Drilling Fluid Considerations in an H2S Environment
    • The Effect of H2S on Metals and Metallic Equipment
    • Reducing the Risk of Metallic Equipment Failure due to H2S
    • Summary of Recommendations

    Module 11: Rock mechanics fundamentals


    • Rock Mechanics in Wells
    • Rock Mechanics and Geology
    • Formation Stresses

    Module 12: Workover operations


    • Introduction to Workovers
    • Workover Operations
    • Well Pulling Operations
    • Workover Fluids
    • Workover Well Control
    • Side-Tracking
    • Abandonment and Suspension

    Module 13: Advanced well technology


    • Technology Management
    • Wells Technology
    • Wells Services Technology

    Module 14: Underbalanced drilling


    • Introduction to Underbalanced Drilling
    • How to Drill Underbalanced – Type of Rig
    • The Drill String
    • The Underbalanced Drilling Fluid
    • The Circulation System
    • Borehole Stability and Hole Cleaning
    • Well Control in Underbalanced Drilling
    • Data Acquisition
    • Health Safety and Environment
  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Well Engineering Training Course, Stage 2” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence
  • About the trainer
    The trainer is a senior well/drilling expert with broad expert knowledge in the fields of:

    • Drilling operations, techniques and equipment
    • Well Design
    • Well construction materials such as wellheads, casing, etc
    • Managing oil and gas well operations.

    In this course the trainer principal functions are:

    • Deliver presentations
    • Provide Support & Guidance
    • Review & Assess “Homework”
    • Prepare & Assess Exams

    Drilling / Well Engineering

    Years of experience:

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