Geomechanics for Drillers Training Course

August 21-23, 2019 | Denver, CO, USA

Speaker Walid Ben Ismail, Ph.D.

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:
    • Losses
    • Ballooning
    • 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

  1. Introduction
  2. Stress and Rock Failure
  3. State of the stress in the Earth prior to drilling
  4. Stress around the wellbore (hoop stress) and wellbore stability calculations

Day 2 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Pore Pressure and Pore Pressure Predictions
  2. Mechanism of Lost Circulation and Extended Leak Off Test
  3. Shale Instability
  4. Cavings Analysis
  5. Logging for Drillers. Data QC and Required Data Needed to Drfine a Mud Weight Window
  6. ERA Geomechanics Exercise

Day 3 : 8:00 am – 4.30 pm

  1. Build MEM specific to client data


Denver Financial Center
1775 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203

How Much?

US$ - $3,500.00


The course fee covers training material and case studies.