Extended Reach Drilling Engineering and Operations Course

October 19 to 21, 2020 | Anchorage, Alaska

Speaker Timothy Boulay

Course includes printed course material (including electronically via a USB Drive), continental breakfast, lunch and K&M's networking evening. 

3-Day Extended Reach Engineering Design and Implementation Course

K&M Technology Group, the world-leader in horizontal drilling techniques is offering our 3-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 Horizontal well design and technology
  • How to Increase Drilling Performances
  • Torque, Drag, Buckling and Hydraulics Fundamentals and Modeling
  • Hole Cleaning and Hole Condition Monitoring and Management
  • How to Eliminate Stuck Pipe Incidents
  • How to Reduce NPT
  • How to Reduce Overall Cost & AFE

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

3-Day Course Schedule of Activities

Day 1 : 8 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Introduction
  2. What is ERD? / Who are K&M?
  3. ERD: What's Different?
  4. Hole Cleaning
  5. Tripping and Backreaming Practices

Day 2 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. ECD Management
  2. Surge and Swab
  3. Connection Practices
  4. Differential Sticking

Day 3 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Fundamentals of Wellbore Stability
  2. Torque and Drag Fundamentals
  3. Running Casing and Liners in ER Wells
  4. Hole Condition Monitoring


Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage AK 99501
T: (907) 279-8000

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