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Operations and Wellsite Geology

duration: 5 days
format: Virtual course
level: Intermediate
accreditation: CPD

$900.00

A large amount of geological data is acquired (at substantial cost) during a drilling operation. Ensuring optimal quality of this information and effective reporting plays a key role during well design, drilling operations as well as at the later use of the data in field studies.

A key requirement for success is close co-operation between geological, drilling and well engineering departments.

The course is designed for:
Well-site geologists, drilling and operations engineers and other staff involved in the acquisition and use of well-site (geological) data.

Learning, methods and tools

At the end of the course, the participant will have grasped the basic principles of well-site data acquisition quality control. They will learn the techniques used by well-site geologists in information evaluation through lectures, integrated with practical exercises. Participants will be using the microscope for cuttings analysis and UV lightboxes for oil show examination.

Participants will acquire an understanding of drilling problems caused by subsurface conditions, and of the application of well-site data in exploration and development.

Day 1
Petroleum Geology overview

  • Drilling Operations
  • Bits, Casing & Cementing, Fluids,
  • Drilling Problems & Well Control,
  • Geosteering

Day 2
Logging Operations (Petrophysics)

  • Acquisition,
  • Concepts,
  • Tools
  • Quick Look Interpretation

Day 3
Operations Geology Overview

  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Well Planning Processes
  • Site survey & shallow gas hazards
  • Drilling Programme
  • Contracting & Services
  • Data Management

Day 4
Wellsite Geology

  • Mudlogging Services
  • Data Acquisition
  • Monitoring (ROP, Gas, Mud)
  • Sampling & Cuttings
  • Evaluation
  • Hydrocarbon Detection o Sidewall & Coring
  • Wireline Logs
  • Reporting

Day 5
Wellsite Contracting

  • Drilling, Mudlogging,
  • Wireline services,
  • Coring,
  • QC

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