HERDIT (Horizontal Extended Reach Drilling Industry Training) Operations Course

June 8-12, 2020 | Aberdeen, UK

Speaker TBD

The price of the course includes the following: A Samsung Tablet with SD card pre-loaded with a demo version of K&M's ERA software as well as the training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and K&M's networking evening. 

5-Day Extended Reach Engineering Design and Implementation Course

K&M Technology Group, the world-leader in horizontal drilling techniques is offering our 5-Day course HERDIT (Horizontal and Extended Reach Drilling Industry Training) for the Drilling and Completions Professionals looking to take their skills to the next level. For more than 25 years, K&M has been honing the industry's engineering skills by working with major and independent operators all over the world to achieve operational success and world-records year after year.

Our clients have come to expect the elimination of stuck pipe incidents, reduced NPT, increased drilling performance, and cost reduction when K&M's aggressive and innovative planning and operational best practices are applied.

Who should attend: Drilling Engineers -- Project Engineers Drilling Superintendents -- Key Rig Personnel – etc.

Reasons you should attend:

  • Your wells experience hole cleaning problems at inclinations above 40 degrees
  • Pumping sweeps and wiper trips do not seem to help
  • You have to backream to get out of the hole
  • Your extended reach wells always come in way over budget
  • You had stuck pipe and had to side-track the hole
  • You do not know why you have problems with your high-angle holes
  • Wellbore instability appears to becoming a bigger problem for you

What you will learn:

  • What’s different about ERD well design and technology
  • Torque, Drag, Buckling and Hydraulics Fundamentals and Modeling
  • Hole Cleaning and Hole Condition Monitoring and Management
  • Rig Design and Layout
  • Directional Drilling and Surveying
  • Drillstring and BHA Design and operations
  • Casing and liner design, running and cementing and Casing Flotation

Course size is limited to the first 25 paid attendees.
There is a 30-day cancellation policy for all courses.

5-Day Course Schedule of Activities

Day 1 : 8 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Introduction
  2. What is ERD / Wo are K&M Technology Group?
  3. ERD: What's Different?
  4. Preliminary Well Design
  5. Torque, Drag & Buckling Fundamentals

Day 2 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Torque, Drag & Buckling Fundamentals (continued)
  2. Hole Cleaning
  3. Tripping & Backreaming Practices

Day 3 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. ECD Management
  2. Surge & Swab
  3. Connection Practices
  4. Casing & Drillpipe Wear
  5. Differential Sticking

Day 4 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Basics of Wellbore Stability
  2. Introduction to Lost Returns
  3. Hole Condition Monitoring
  4. Torque, Drag & Buckling Modelling

Day 5 : 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

  1. Running Casing & Liners in ER Wells
  2. Cementing
  3. Wrap-up / Final Session


Aberdeen, Location TBD

How Much?

GBP - 4350.00


The course fee covers the Tablet, which is pre-loaded with a demo version of the software, training material, and case studies so the attendees not only learn during the training course, but they can also revisit the App at a later date to refresh their memories or share with colleagues what they have learned.  Please note that K&M cannot be responsible for supporting the device or anything related to the device other than to assure it’s operability during the class.