Managed Pressure Drilling 101 - Training in Drilling Operations

This course is taught by Altus Well Experts at our facility.

Locations Offered

Houston Training Center   → Register now!

Course Fees

  • $1800.00
  • $2400.00 with additional 4th "software day"
  • $600.00 for "software day" only
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This comprehensive course is a three-day, close-up study of managed pressure drilling including basic concepts of the pressure window in addition to more in-depth exposure to operational processes and equipment. This is an operational course that includes some in-class problem solving and hand calculations. This course is intended to be both an in-depth introduction for managers as well as a primer for those who will be directly involved in managed pressure drilling operations prior to rig-specific training, or for engineers who wish to become involved in planning and job design.

An optional fourth day which focuses on MPD software is also available for an additional $600.00. Discussion of operational MPD Software will cover the different types of software available and their usage in the office and at the rig site, as well as equipment with built-in processors/programs. Students will receive free copies of Altus MPD Screening Spreadsheet. Also, SafeKick® offers a free 30-day trial license for their SafeVision© software. There will be instruction and demonstration for both of these programs along with the opportunity to practice. Bringing a laptop is beneficial but not required.

The software day can be taken separate from the main course.   → Register now!
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How We Teach the Course

In addition to lecture with whiteboard & PowerPoint, we use discussion, exercises, workshops, homework & tests to reinforce the subjects taught.
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Topics Covered

The following topics are covered in this course:
  • Introduction to MPD
  • Common Drilling Problems
  • Analysis of Drilling Problem Causes
  • Goals of MPD
  • Engineering Basic Concepts of MPD
  • MPD Solution Screening
  • Operations Processes
  • Overview of Techniques
  • Equipment Round Up
  • MPD Well Control
  • Case Histories
  • Planning Software Review
  • Risk Assessment
  • Cost/Availability/Economics
  • Future of MPD
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Cancellation Policy

We request that all cancellations be made at least one week before the class start date. You may reschedule this class without any penalty. However, a $250 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week before a class begins and for no-shows. Cancellation penalties and any fees incurred by Well Academy Murchison will be deducted from refunds.
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