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The first day will be all about introductions:
- The Rotary Drilling Process
We begin with an overview of the rotary drilling process, with a focus on how the circulating system makes it possible to drill using this system.
- The Circulating System
Now we delve into the circulating system. The drilling fluid is a primary component of the circulating system.
- Drilling Fluid Make-up
Having a shallow knowledge of the drilling fluid is not enough, what can you mix together to form the drilling fluid and in what proportions?
Now we have a great foundation for what the next day holds.
We start going a little bit deeper today and discover the root of clay swelling problems and set a wonderful foundation on clay chemistry.
- Clay types
- Particle sizes
- Cation exchange in smectite clay
Clays encountered in drilling fluids
- Commercial clays
- Low swelling clays
- Effect of Montmorillonite and drilled solids on drilling fluid density
With these out of the way, we are all set and ready for day 3.
Today, we will consider what makes the drilling fluid so important to the rotary drilling process and explore the different types of drilling fluid available out there with a focus on understanding when to use each type.
Functions of drilling fluids
- Cutting transport
- Fluid-loss control
- Cooling and lubricating the rotating bit and drill string
- Control subsurface pressure
- Logging Information
- Transmit hydraulic horsepower to the rotating bit
- Support part of the drillstring and casing weight
Types of drilling Fluids
- Water-base muds
- Pneumatic fluids ( gas fluids)
- Emulsion Based Muds
- Noninhibitive muds
- Oil muds
- Inhibitive Water-Base Muds
- High-salinity mud
- Lignosulfonate-treated mud
- Calcium-treated mud
Yesterday was about understanding what to do with drilling fluids and knowing when to use each type. Today will be about problem solving and knowing how to carry out the drilling mud pilot test and preparing a drilling mud report.
- Solids Control for Unweighted Muds
First of all, you’ll learn the difference between weighted and unweighted muds. Then the difference between solids control for each type.
- Solids Control for Weighted Muds
- Quality of Low-Gravity Solids
What are low gravity solids? Why is it important to watch out for the possible contamination of drilling mud with low gravity solids?
- Drilling mud pilot test
Here, you’ll learn everything about the drilling mud pilot test and why it is important to conduct these tests.
- Drilling mud report
Finally, you’ll learn how to prepare a drilling mud report. Drilling mud reports are a must after every drilling program. You’ll learn how to prepare this report.
Webinar that captures everything that has been learnt in this module. This drives in what has been learnt in an easily digestible format plus a bonus on solutions to drilling fluid calculations or problems.
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Who is the Drilling Fluid Course for?
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- Drillers, Geologists, Mudloggers, Petroleum Engineers, Roughnecks and just about anyone seeking to understand how the oil and gas industry works
- Experts seeking new insights on how to avoid drilling fluid problems and well control
Benefits of this Course
- Understand the role drilling fluid plays in well control
- Get solutions to drilling fluid problems
- Network and build lasting relationships with other students that can become helpful even after the course
- Become better qualified as an oil and gas worker
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