N157 - An Introduction to Drilling and Wellsite Geology

Course Overview
With a blend of classroom lectures and practical exercises, this course provides an introduction to drilling technology. wellsite operations and wellsite formation evaluation techniques for those personnel either new to the industry or transferring to more operational roles. Highlighted and discussed topics additionally cover drill bit types and selection, wellsite geology roles and responsibilities, and wellsite services. 

This course is suitable for geoscientists, petrophysicists and petroleum engineers who are new to drilling and wellsite operations. 

There are no prerequisites for this course. We believe this class is best taken soon after entering the oil industry.

Participants will learn to:
•	Compare drilling operations, both onshore and offshore and understand the differences between the 
        various types of rigs and platforms.
•	Distinguish the various components of the drill string: hoisting and rotating systems and pipe handling
        equipment, bit types and their design and application; the mud circulation process and system; the variety
        of drilling fluids and well hydraulics; casing and cementing procedures; directional drilling processes and 
        techniques; borehole surveying. 
•	Appraise mudlogging services including: the collection and analysis of ditch cuttings and lag time estimation; 
        depth and bit parameter measurements; the collection, analysis and integration of gas readings; the wider 
        role of mudlogging in safety monitoring and drilling engineering support. 
•	Analyse how ditch cuttings are sampled, described, reported, logged and evaluated for lithological evaluation 
        and hydrocarbon potential. 
•	Compare conventional coring and sidewall coring processes, procedures and evaluation techniques. 
•	Distinguish the acquisition, processing and basic interpretation of wireline from LWD logs, and their integration
        with other wellsite derived geological data.

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Drilling Rigs
  • Drilling Technologies
  • Synthetic Systems
  • Drill Returns Logging
  • Wellsite Geology
  • Coring Operations
  • Formation Evaluation

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Martin Saunders

Training Venue

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