Managed Pressure Drilling: Istanbul
This course is an introduction course and presents the students Managed Pressure Drilling techniques, design and equipment. The course starts with an overview of the MPD techniques such as constant bottom hole pressure and mud cap drilling operations. The course then presents the MPD techniques and equipment including deepwater MPD equipment. The operational aspects of MPD are addressed towards the end of this course.
The course is designed for
Course is designed for engineers, supervisors, rig personnel and service providers that are using or about to use MPD techniques. Wellbore pressure concepts are provided in this course and candidates should be familiar with basic hydrostatic calculations.
Course objectives and outcomes
Objectives of this course are to provide the students with a good understanding of the various aspects of managed pressure drilling. The student will gain knowledge of planning for MPD operations and gain knowledge of the equipment and operational requirements for both onshore, offshore and deepwater MPD operations.
At the end of the course the students will be able to
Design MPD operations both constant bottom hole pressure and mud cap operations
Design the engineering aspects of MPD
Understand well control aspects of MPD
Day 1: Introduction
The first day the candidates are exposed to what managed pressure drilling is all about and how and where it is used. The history of MPD is presented together with the variants of managed pressure drilling. The static and dynamic pressure concepts in a well are presented to ensure that candidates understand the MPD issues with regards to bottom hole pressures.
Welcome and Introductions
What is Managed Pressure Drilling
History of MPD
Managed Pressure Drilling Variants
Equivalent Circulating Density
Day 1 Exercises; Pressure Calculations
Day 2: MPD Variants
The second day of the course starts with a more detailed overview of the managed pressure drilling variations. The variants of MPD are covered in some detail. The well design aspects of Managed Pressure Drilling and the candidate selection process is explained.
Constant Bottom Hole Drilling
Mud Cap Drilling
Continues Circulation Systems
Dual gradient Drilling
MPD Well Design
Day 2 Exercises: Well design calculations
Day 3: Equipment and Operations
This last day of the course starts with a detailed review at the MPD surface equipment both for land, offshore and deepwater drilling operations. The candidates are introduced to MPD operations from initiating the operations to drilling, tripping and casing and cementing operations including the well control aspects of MPD.
Down hole Equipment
MPD Well Control Operations
Day 3 Exercises; MPD Cementing, Well Control Aspects.
Course terms and conditions