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About el-petroleum Target group:

Drilling and well service personnel in contractor or operating companies who are involved in drilling
Download catalogue or well interventions offshore. This course is also recommended for onshore personnel
Course Progression Matrix responsible for planning and assisting offshore operations.
Common Courses
Learning objectives:
Specialized Courses After completing this course the student should be able to describe the use of drilling and
Our LMS completion fluids as well as explain dangers and environmental problems associated with them.
They will also be able to conduct analyses on drilling mud, complete calculations for cement jobs
Terms of use and describe the equipment used for cementing and handling drilling mud.

This web based course is in accordance with the guidelines from The Norwegian Oil Industry
Association and covers the official Norwegian syllabus for Technical College, Petroleum
Technology Faculty. The course is equivalent to 74 hours ordinary tuition in the subject.

Entry requirements:
Completion of common course subjects – Level 1 – or equivalent qualifications are

Course content:
Drilling fluid’s importance, properties, and functions:
Transport of drilled cuttings – keeping cuttings in suspension
Lubrication and cooling of the drill string-formation of a filter cake
Pressure control Chemicals used in drilling fluids:
Salts, polymers, thinners and inhibitors
Weighting agents
High temperature chemicals, oil chemicals
Circulation chemicals (LMC) and various service chemicals
Criteria applicable to drilling fluids
Health and Safety Data Sheets (personnel protection)
Toxicological documentation (external environmental protection)
Reporting of discharges, consumption and accidents Composition of various formations:
Smectite, illite and kaolinite clays
Clay formations
Sand formations
Reservoirs Composition and characteristics of drilling fluids:
Bentonite mud
KCL/polymer/glycol - NaCl/polymer – saturated salt systems
HTHP-/polymer drilling fluid
Cationic drilling fluid oil and paraffin based drilling fluids
Drill-in-fluids with an overview drilling fluid systems Mud handling equipment:
Mixing table, automatic dosing equipment
Mud tanks, with piping, mud cannons, mud pumps
Shakers (larger particles) and sieving machines, sand traps
Degassers – hydrocyclones - centrifuges
Drilled cutting injection equipment
Selection of drilling fluid and preparation of the drilling fluid program:
Experience from similar areas
Prognoses and fracture pressures
Temperature prediction
Casing program
Environmental limitations Testing drilling mud:
Test equipment on installations
Chemical analyses
Drilling and bore hole problems in various sections
Setting and cementing the casing
Installation of the BOP and riser
Specifications for composition of the drilling fluid
Cement contamination Hole problems and other operational conditions:
Gas in the drilling fluid
Concentration of drill cuttings and stuck pipe
Lost circulation
High temperature and high pressure
Operational conditions associated with health and safety and environmental hazards
Methods for treating environmentally hazardous fluids Work over and completion fluids:
Mixing and use of brines
Packer fluids
Perforation fluids
Drill-in-fluids Cementing:
Manufacture of cement
Cement quality – chemical additives
Cementing equipment
Planning preparation and calculations for cement jobs
Cementing methods and checking of completed cement jobs

Estimated time to complete this web course is two to four weeks.

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