Advanced Drilling Technology - ONLINE - Jan 25-29, 2021

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  • Regular price $2,800.00


Important Notes for Online Courses:
  • Trainees must attend classes using a desktop, laptop or tablet. 
  • The trainee's device must have a camera and microphone. The instructor must be able to see and interact with each trainee in real time.
  • Your enrollment confirmation letter will include a link to download the course materials. There items that we recommend you print. Please make sure to download before the first day of class.
  • We strongly recommend a wired connection instead of WiFi, if you are able to do that. Wired is faster and more reliable than wireless.

The ADT course is Part 2 of the two-part series in drilling technology. Participants are recommended to complete the PDT course and a supervisory level well control course prior to enrolling in the ADT. This course is ideal for drillers, toolpushers, rig managers, wellsite leaders, superintendents, and engineers. The ADT covers some advanced well control methods, but does not include well control certification. MDS offers Well Control classes for IADC WellSharp and IWCF certification at Levels 2, 3, and 4.

The following topics are covered in the ADT course:
  • Pre-Spud Meeting
  • Communication
  • Hole Trends
  • Problem Solving Model
  • Drill String Design
  • Casing & Cementing
  • Drillout Considerations
  • Leak-Off Tests & Formation Integrity Tests
  • Tripping
  • Limitations to Control Capability
  • Salt Water Flows & Kick Identification
  • Advanced Methods of Well Control (Driller’s, Wait & Weight, Modified Wait & Weight, Volumetric & Lubrication)
  • Underground Blowouts
  • Lost Circulation from Propagation Losses
  • Deviation & Stuck Pipe
  • Freeing Techniques
  • Kick-Off Plugs
  • Advanced Mud & Advanced Mud Solids
  • Hydraulics
  • Top Hole Cleaning
  • Shallow Gas & Diverting
  • Causes of Abnormal Pressure
  • Well Control Red Flags & Transition Zone Indicators
  • Logging & Perforating
  • High Pressure High Temperature Considerations
  • Shales
  • BOP Equipment Considerations
  • Subsea Equipment Considerations
  • Gas Cap Drilling
  • Squeezing for Holes in Shoes & Top of Liners
  • Liner Cementing
  • Production Squeezes