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Drilling Knowledge

Learning objectives:
The student shall have comprehensive knowledge on tension/load calculations, well path calculations and be able to read and understand drilling programmes. The student shall be able to plan and explain all types of drilling activities connected to drilling in deep waters and in HTHP conditions. The student shall demonstrate cross-disciplined knowledge through dedicated project work.

Drilling knowledge

Intermediate objective 1
Load and tension on surface equipment.

The student shall be able to:
a)calculate all forces acting on the drill line by using the API standards and the Drilling Data Handbook.
b)explain all forces, safety factors and tolerances on drill lines and drilling equipment.
c)explain loading and wear on the drill line.
d)explain maintenance, slip and cut of drill lines.

Intermediate objective 2
Forces and loads acting on the drill line under various operations.

The student shall be able to:
a)carry out the necessary load calculations on drill strings and equipment.
b)determine torque and rotatonal speed on the drill bit when using steerable motor.
c)dimension a drill string based on given criterias and according to the standards in the API system and the Drilling Data Handbook.
d)use API-standards and the Drilling Data Handbook and explain load tolerances and safety factors.

Intermediate objective 3
Well trajectories and deviated wells.

The student shall be able to:
a)understand and interpret drilling programs.
b)explain the relevant principles and parametres involved when constructing a well trajectory.
c)carry out the necessary calculations in connection with planning and controlling well trajectories.
d)determine deviations, hole angles, azimuths, lengths and depths required when planning a well trajectory..
e)design wellpaths by the use of coordinates and plot these in a tri-axial coordinate system.
f)determine the correct bend on a mud motor based on a given well path and to perform the necessary calculations in order to achieve the targets specified in the drilling program using timely fashioned equipment..
g)explain different principles for altering hole angle during drilling.
h)explain the special challenges connected to horizontal well drilling.

Intermediate objective 4
Drilling with coiled tubing, snubbing and underbalanced drilling.

The student shall be able to:
a)debate the purposes of being able to drill under balanced.
b)explain the opportunities and limitations when drilling with coiled tubing and snubbing equipment.
c)evaluate the suitability of various types of coiled tubing and snubbing equipment for drilling purposes.
d)explain the functionality, structure and modes of operation for the drilling equipment usen in coiled tubing and snubbing drilling operations.
e)explain function and modes op operation of conventional drilling equipment when used for under balanced drilling purposes.

Intermediate objective 5
Drilling in deep waters and problems related to HTHP drilling.

The student shall be able to:
a)explain the limitations and challenges in deep water drilling and HTHP wells.
b)explain the various actions and equipment required for drilling in deep waters.
c)explain the various actions and equipment needed for drilling HTHP wells.
d)explain the various actions and equipment required when drilling riserless.


Intermediate objective 6
Through project work, demonstrate a cross-disciplined understanding of well control, drilling technology, maintenance strategy and HSE&Q.

The student shall be able to:
a)demonstrate, through a main project, a large degree of cross-disciplined and holistic understanding of well control, drilling technology, maintenance strategy and HSE&Q.
b)demonstrate a sound downhole understanding of various types of wells and in this conjunction also show cross-disciplined and holistic understanding of the issues.
c)explain function and modes of operation of the equipment in use downhole in terms of directional drilling in a cross-disciplined and holistic manner.
d)explain and interpret signals from various types of wells and conditions in a cross-disciplined and holistic manner.
e)discuss various drilling problems and explain indications of stuck pipe in a cross-disciplined and holistic manner.
f)present new equipment, new solutions, evaluate incidents and incident reports and in this also demonstrate cross-disciplined and holistic understanding of the connections between well control, drilling technology, maintenance strategy and HSE&Q.

Assessment is a written web-based test

03.04.2009 13:30:35 Administrator Konto