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Drilling in a High Temperature/High Pressure Environment




2 Days


To provide a comprehensive study of how to deal with high pressure, high temperature kicks in oil/water based drilling fluids.

 Intended For:  

Operating, Contracting, Service Company and Regulatory Authority personnel involved in or associated with drilling deep hot wells with oil/water base drilling fluids.

Course Content:  

Composition and properties of drilling fluids
Kick composition and properties
Gas solubility in drilling fluids
Gas behaviour in the wellbore
Kick detection and associated equipment
Bubble point pressures of kicks
Well control methods
Kicks while off bottom
Rig equipment
Jack-ups and permanent completions in gas condensate reservoirs
Temperature effects on well control equipment
Surface equipment problems
Planning high pressure high temperature well case studies
Case histories
Recommendations and codes of practice for the drilling and testing of high pressure offshore wells
Worst case scenario
Well control flowcharts

Candidates will be required to perform selected exercises on Caledonia Training & Consultancy’s H.P./H.T. Simulator and complete a practical and written assessment at the end of the course

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