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• MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING OVERVIEW
o Definitions of conventional, underbalanced drilling and managed pressure drilling
• SIMILARITIES AND CONTRASTS BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL DRILLING AND MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING
Control of well at all times
Health, Safety & Environmental Issues
Overbalanced at all times
Secondary Barrier is the same
Primary barrier changed
Additional equipment, personnel and procedures
• VARIANTS OF MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING
o Examples of MPD Variations
• PRESSURE RELATIONSHIPS FOR MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING TECHNIQUES
o Dynamic (equivalent circulating density) vs. static in MPD
o Choke Control and Surface Pressure
o Bottom hole Pressure
o Pressure Window
• MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND RIG UP
o Rotating Control Device (RCD)
o Rig Interfaces
o Separation equipment
o Choke manifold
o Returns Flow Meter
o Automation and Computer Control
o Drillstring floats
o Continuous Circulation Equipment
o Pressure Sensors, Gauges, and data acquisition
o Auxiliary Pump
o Gas Injection Equipment
• BOTTOMHOLE PRESSURE CONTROL
o MPD Operational Matrix
o Anchor Point (Point of Constant Pressure)
• MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING PROCEDURES
o Tripping in hole.
o Tripping out of hole
o Making a connection
o RCD Element Replacement
o Casing/Liner Running and Cementing
o Commissioning and Fingerprinting
o Contingency Procedures
• HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT AND REGULATION
o Trapped pressure issues
o Corrosion and erosion
o Pressure Testing
o Bridging Documents
o QHSE Planning
Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) Training Course
The purpose of the curriculum is to identify and explain subject matter which can be used to provide skills for Managed Pressure Drilling operations.
Upon completion of the training course the attendee should be able to understand the job skills and equipment required to plan for and safely perform Managed Pressure Drilling operations.
The course provides theoretical and practical solutions to the many objectives involved in Managed Pressure Drilling. The course includes hands on problem solving to reinforce the mathematics and physics involved in Managed Pressure Drilling operations.
Who Should Attend
Staff drilling engineers and managers. Reservoir and geology engineers. Field drilling managers, supervisors, drillers and rig hands. Drilling contractor and service companies Equipment manufacturing engineers. Safety engineers. Company personnel tasked with acquisition and support of Managed Pressure Drilling equipment.
Continuing Professional Development
35 HOURS CPD