Geomechanics for Drillers Training Course
August 21-23, 2019 | Denver, CO, USA
The price of the course includes the following: Training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and a networking evening hosted by K&M.
3-Day Geomechanics for Drillers Training Course
K&M Technology Group, the world-leader in extended reach drilling techniques is offering a course for the Drilling and Geological Professionals looking to understand the Geomechanics that effect well construction operations. 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.
The 3-day interactive course will give an opportunity to learn how to build a mechanical earth model within K&M’s proprietary software platform (ERA) from offset well logging data, and how to calibrate the model to accurately represent the downhole environment.
Who should attend: Drilling engineers, Petrophysicists, Geologists, or any technical individual that is involved in the design of a well and would like a better understanding of the hydraulic limits of the formation.
Reasons you should attend:
- If you have experienced:
- Wellbore instability
- Increased problems with longer reach wells
- If you want a better understanding of the root causes of wellbore failure and lost circulation
- If you want to understand how the mud weight window is calculated based on logs
What you will learn:
- How to build a wellbore stability model from logs
- Including a quick overview of the fundamental physics
- How to build a mechanical earth model within K&M’s proprietary software platform (ERA). All practical examples will utilize K&M software but a license for the software is not required, a 30 day trial version will be granted for the course. The K&M software will need to be installed on the participant’s laptop.
- How to calibrate a Mechanical Earth Model (MEM) with drilling data
- Gain an understanding of the impact of well trajectory and geometry on wellbore stability
- Wellbore stability related to rock fabric
- Drilling and tripping practices required to minimize the risk of wellbore failure
- How a mud weight window is defined and the impact of ECD (drilling, swab, surge) on the available window
- Depletion and how it effects wellbore stability
- How to identify wellbore failure types at the well site
- How depletion affects the risk of losses
- Understand functions and features of FIT, LOT and ELOT
- Greater understanding of loss circulation
- Fracture permeability
- Stress and fractures orientation
- How wellbore orientation affects the risk of losses
- Pack offs and losses
- Losses and logs response
Course size is limited to the first 40 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
- Stress and Rock Failure
- State of the stress in the Earth prior to drilling
- Stress around the wellbore (hoop stress) and wellbore stability calculations
Day 2 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm
- Pore Pressure and Pore Pressure Predictions
- Mechanism of Lost Circulation and Extended Leak Off Test
- Shale Instability
- Cavings Analysis
- Logging for Drillers. Data QC and Required Data Needed to Drfine a Mud Weight Window
- ERA Geomechanics Exercise
Day 3 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm
- Build MEM specific to client data
Denver Financial Center
1775 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
US$ - $3,500.00
The course fee covers training material and case studies.