In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. During our course we cover the theory, then apply it to real-life examples. We have created an “on-the-job” environment that brings the theory to life.

Through our carefully designed course, we offer close to reality simulation of everyday decisions a geosteerer must face at work. You will practice the process of geosteering a well that is drilled at a speed of 250 feet per hour. You will be exposed to time pressure, presented with unclear real-time data and challenged by ambiguity of the steering direction. You will experience the feeling of being a geosteerer.

Our course, packed with all-possible geosteering challenges, explains step by step the complexities of the decision-making process. To create a comprehensive geosteering experience for all the course participants we use the world-class StarSteer® software by ROGII. It is a user friendly and globally tested software that any professional geosteerer should know.

You will not simply participate in this course, but you will be part of it and shape its content with others. You will speak, discuss, observe and take decisions. You will be encouraged to speak as much as the course instructor.

You have never experienced anything like this before.

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The objective of the course is to introduce, understand and apply the concept of geological well placement, provide the knowledge of the processes and techniques that are used to successfully place horizontal and deviated wells using geological and petrophysical data in real time.

This will be achieved by:

  1. Learning step by step every aspect of decision-making process that geosteering teams face on a daily basis.
  2. Practice of various geosteering techniques and rules involved in directional drilling, calculations, and formation evaluation while drilling.
  3. Applying Geosteer Well On Paper concept, a new step in the well delivery process that involves all steering activity’s due diligence.
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Geosteerers, Operations Geologists, Wellsite Geologists, Operations Petrophysicist, Operations Team Leads, Drilling Engineers. Anyone who aspires to become a member of an operational team that drills deviated and horizontal wells. Anyone who would like to understand or improve the understanding of the geosteering science. Knowledge of drilling process and MWD/LWD tools is required for full benefit of the course.

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  • Geological Well Placement and Reservoir Geology

    • Basic concepts and application
    • Essential elements of reservoir geology
    • Structural features
    • Steering systems
    • BHA steering tendencies
    • BHA orientation and tool face
    • Real-time data transfer

  • MWD directional drilling, surveys and position uncertainties

    • MWD directional surveys
    • Survey calculation methods
    • Survey spacing
    • Static and instantaneous surveys
    • Surveying instruments
    • The ellipsoid of uncertainty
    • Collision avoidance
    • Structural uncertainty

  • Well trajectory

    • Geological and drilling targets
    • Dog leg severity DLS limitations
    • Build rate and turn rate
    • BHA tool building capabilities
    • Steering modes and steering ratios
    • Well trajectory planning
    • Sidetracks and obstacles avoidance trajectories
    • Practical examples of geosteering limitations imposed by different trajectory type

  • Application of LWD measurements for geosteering

    • Azimuthal borehole images
    • Image patterns and their interpretation
    • Deep directional electromagnetic measurements (remote boundary detection)
    • Proactive and reactive geosteering
    • Cross sections displays (distortions and projections)
    • Overview of available LWD technologies free of vendor bias

  • Geosteering Methods

    • Geosteering principles
    • Bed dip, bed thickness and incident angle calculations
    • True dip versus apparent dip measurements and usage
    • Well landing strategy
    • Geosteering using true stratigraphic thickness
    • Drop rate and inclination changes
    • Horizontal trajectory management
    • Target change techniques

A 120-page manual with all the lectures covered during the course is included in the course price.


The 5-days course costs ONLY $ 995 USD per participant
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