24 Oct 2017 REGISTER

CONT. ED. | Intro to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Underbalanced Drilling (UBD)

Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday October 24 & 25, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Location: Liberty Oilfield Services Training Room 950 !7th St. Suite 2000, Denver, CO 80202

Instructor: Deepak M. Gala, Shell Upstream Americas

Cost: Member $1400, Non-member $1800

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017


Description

This 2-day course will provide an introduction and overview of the current underbalanced and managed pressure drilling technology. The course will explain how and why UBD or MPD is carried out, highlight the differences between the two, and include the variations of MPD technologies such as dual gradient drilling and continuous circulation methods. It will provide a basic understanding of the equipment used in both drilling operations. The course highlights the relevant issues that need to be addressed in well planning and design as well as the well integrity and well control aspects for both UBD and MPD.

The objectives of this course are to understand:

  • The basics of the UBD and MPD technologies
  • When to use UBD and when to use MPD and what the various limitations and advantages are of these drilling techniques
  • The equipment requirements for UBD and MPD and gain an understanding of how they differ in the well design process
  • The engineering requirements for these drilling techniques

Day 1: Underbalanced Drilling

  • What is underbalanced drilling?
  • Why drill underbalanced?
  • History of underbalanced drilling
  • Limitations and advantages of UBD
  • UBD classifications
  • Candidate selection
  • Well planning
  • Fluids and gasses used
  • Flow modeling
  • MWD systems and their limitations
  • Isolation valves
  • Nitrogen equipment
  • Compressors
  • BOP's and rotating control diverters
  • Separators
  • Flare stacks
  • Underbalanced drilling equipment
  • Case histories

Day 2: Managed Pressure Drilling

  • Why use managed pressure drilling?
  • Variations of managed pressure drilling
  • Dual gradient variations
  • Continuous circulation
  • Well control in MPD
  • MPD choke manifolds
  • Rotating control devices
  • Planning MPD projects
  • Case histories

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

MPD and UBD incorporate important techniques that help operators drill new wells safely, more efficiently, and in some cases, allows them to drill previously undrillable wells. This introductory course is an excellent opportunity to expand your understanding of advanced drilling technologies and how to conduct projects that are both successful and safe.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for those who are new to the industry, or anyone who would like to understand the value of this important drilling technology.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full Regional cancellation policies can be found at the “Cancellation Policy” link on the SPE Training Course Catalog page: http://www.spe.org/training/catalog.php.

Instructor

Deepak M. Gala  is Senior Well Engineer at Shell Upstream Americas. Prior to joining Shell, he was US commercial manager at Weatherford and US well control engineer at Cudd Well Control.

Outside of his duties at Shell, Gala is involved in many industry associations and initiatives with over 15 technical publications. He regularly teaches SPE-sponsored courses and serves on various regional and international SPE committees. Gala was recently selected to be a part of the new SPE Sustainability Committee and SPE International Young Professional Coordinating Committee. He was the first Weatherford employee to receive SPE’s 2008 Outstanding Technical Editor Award for the Drilling and Completion Journal, the first to receive the 2010 International Young Member Outstanding Service Award, and the 2011 Young Engineer of the Year for the SPE Gulf Coast Section.

Gala earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mumbai University, a master’s degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and an MBA in finance from Tulane University.

Other Courses by Instructor

6 Mar 2018 REGISTER

CONT. ED. | Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design

Dates: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 8:00 AM 

Location: Schlumberger Training Room - 1625 Broadway Suite 1300 Denver, CO 80202

Instructor: Michael B. Smith, President of NSI Technologies

Cost: Member $750, Non-member $850

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 PM


Description

If I want to re-frac a well “just because” – maybe I am disappointed in the production – that is most likely a BAD idea. This course discusses how I can go about selecting a candidate (there are no really “good” candidates since having to re-frac indicates original fracs were not adequate) that will benefit from such a workover. Then, what extra considerations are involved in a treatment design.

  • What makes a good (or NOT) re-frac candidate
  • How does depletion affect the re-fracture for good or bad
  • What might be different about re-fracture treatment design

Learning Level

Intermediate (Useful to be familiar with fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing)

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

If you are considering the possibilities of re-fracturing operations, it is critical to understand all the various conditions that must be considered. These include: geomechanics of how production from this and offset wells may have changed in situ stresses, how proppant from the original frac may impact fracture propagation for the re-frac, and understanding specifically what must be accomplished by the re-fracture treatment (make longer fractures, inject stronger proppant to restore kfw, fracture new rock, …).

Who Should Attend

This course is of interest to petroleum engineers involved (directly or indirectly) in candidate selection, design and evaluation of re-fracturing treatments. It would be beneficial for participants to have a basic understanding of hydraulic fracturing and well completion concepts. However, the course is also of interest/value for reservoir engineering and management to understand what potentially can (and cannot) be achieved with re-fracturing.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full Regional cancellation policies can be found at the “Cancellation Policy” link on the SPE Training Course Catalog page: http://www.spe.org/training/catalog.php.

Instructor

Michael B. Smith is president and founder of NSI Technologies, a consulting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years of experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing. Smith has written more than 35 technical papers and holds six patents. He also served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and wrote two chapters in the SPE Monograph, Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing. Smith recently received the Lester C. Uren Award for his technical contributions to hydraulic fracturing.

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