The drilling optimization course focusing on stuck pipe prevention enables well operations professionals to better understand causes of stuck pipe and apply effective techniques to reduce or eliminate stuck pipe. The aim of the course is to reduce incidents and related costs of the drilling process by preventing stuck pipe incidents. Stuck pipe is currently one of the most frequent causes of non-productive time and should not be considered as an inevitable drilling hazard. This short course develops an understanding of how stuck pipe prevention can be managed through improved well design and construction process.
Upon completion of this course the participant will have good understanding of the following main topics:
- Well design and operations
- Hole cleaning
- Essentials of rock mechanics
- Stuck pipe mechanisms
- Recognizing cuttings and cavings
- Drill crew actions
- Recognizing trends
- Getting free
This training course is suitable for well planners, well engineers, drilling supervisors and drilling crew.