HPHT Well Design and Drilling Operations

High Pressure (HP) (>10,000 psi) and High Temperature (HT) (>300°F) conditions are becoming more routine drilling targets worldwide in the pursuit of deep gas reserves.

This course delivers a comprehensive review of HP HT well design, engineering and drilling requirements. This course is delivered as a scenario-based course to provide knowledge of High-Pressure and High-Temperature (HPHT) well design, drilling and completion operations to drilling and completion engineers. The course is specifically designed to provide an understanding of the challenges associated with the design and construction of HPHT wells. The course starts with an HPHT pressure profile and geology. Participants work through the various well design aspects. Working on a real case allows the participants to learn not only theory, technicalities and practicalities of drilling and completing HPHT wells but it also ensures that participants gain real experience in understanding the HPHT issues.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Narrow Drilling Margins and effects on Kick tolerance
  • Predictions of Pore pressures and the challenges
  • The impact of both high pressures and temperatures and significant changes in
  • temperatures on the observed behaviour of the well.
  • Understand the impact of temperatures and pressures on primary and secondary well
  • barriers
  • Well design requirements for HPHT
  • Understand Operational Planning and Operational Challenges associated with HPHT
  • Rig equipment requirements
  • Understand Well Delivery, fingerprinting, well bore breathing, high-reliability drilling
  • practices
  • Well Control – practical well control for on bottom, off bottom and out of hole well
  • control, kicks and losses

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for drilling engineers, completion engineers, service providers that are about to be exposed to HPHT drilling operations and are trying to better understand the complexities.

Event Details

8th – 10th July 2020
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam