UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES
Advanced Casing & Tubing Design
This unique course is the first to address advanced concepts and issues common to HPHT, deepwater, extended-reach, and other critical wells. Participants learn how to use state-of-the-art tools to develop non-traditional, reliability-based casing designs. The course reviews significant changes to API Bulletin 5C3 and ISO/TR 10400 well design specifications, which now use new limit-state, probabilistic methods to determine pipe performance properties, instead of the deterministic methods that have previously been used. Blade’s new reliability-based design tools are fully aligned with these new API and ISO methods.
Nov 12-16, 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
Introduction to Casing & Tubing Design
This introductory level course explains the fundamentals of casing design. It describes the function of casing and tubing strings and the data needed for a design. It provides a consistent and systematic approach to casing design and covers the applications and limitations of the methods and formulas used.
Thermal Well Design
The main objective of the “Thermal Well Design” course is to provide engineers with a strong and fundamental grounding in the characteristics of thermal wells and the mechanics of tubulars as applied to thermal well design. The focus is design and engineering. As a result, operational aspects are not covered in this course, except in an introductory manner. A separate Thermal Well Operations Course is offered to cover the operational aspects in detail.
Introduction to Drilling and Production
Managed Pressure Drilling Design & Operations
In this 5-day course, we explain current MPD methods, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each approach to determine which is most suitable for a particular well section. You will learn how to determine a well section’s “anchor point” and then to select the appropriate fluid system, set operating boundaries, specify the correct equipment, and prepare the drilling program. We will also discuss project economics and analyze numerous case studies. By the end of the course, you will be able to understand and apply screening criteria for MPD candidate selection, design principles for MPD wells, and the basic principles of operating an MPD well.