Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Petrochemical Training Courses

Advanced Oil & Gas Drilling and Completion Technologies Training Course is an online training course offered through B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. The course outlines the current best practices and modern technology has allowed for more efficiency in the search and drilling for oil and gas. Today, more resources are found using fewer wells and at the same time are drilled deeper and faster than ever before while encountering fewer dry holes. The course covers horizontal direction drilling, multilateral drilling, synthetic muds, and MWD Technology.

A few of the technologies used today that have made drilling less costly with a higher success rate and at the same time reducing environmental impacts include the following:

Horizontal and directional drilling
Multilateral drilling
Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) drill bits
Synthetic drilling muds
Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) technology

In this course, the student will review the sections and fact sheets covering drilling and completions from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy's publication "Environmental Benefits of Advanced Oil and Gas Exploration and Production". This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on several of the advanced technologies used today in oil and gas drilling and well completion.

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of the course to obtain PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

Latest advances in drilling bits and drilling muds
Horizontal, directional, and multilateral drilling techniques
Hydraulic and CO2-sand fracturing techniques used to stimulate production of declining formations
The environmental and economic benefits of coiled tubing relative to drilling pipe
Measurement-While-Drilling technology used to measure downhole and formation parameters to allow more efficient, safer and more accurate drilling.

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