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Deepwater Drilling and Well Control Instructor Dr. Jerome J. Schubert has nearly 25 years’ experience in the petroleum industry, mostly as a drilling engineer. He specializes in well control training and methods, deep water drilling, underbalanced drilling and managed pressure drilling. Dr. Schubert has extensive industry experience with Pennzoil Company and Enron Oil and Gas, as well as in academia at the U. of Houston-Victoria’s Petroleum Training Institute, and the past nine years at Texas A&M U. Dr. Schubert’s teaching duties include foundations of engineering, drilling and production systems, drilling engineering, and advanced drilling engineering at the undergraduate level. His graduate courses include special topics in underbalanced drilling, drilling engineering, and advanced well control. Dr. Schubert has also taught industry courses in well control, drilling technology, well control, underbalanced drilling, dual- gradient drilling, extended-reach/multilateral drilling, well completion and workover technology, and quick- look log interpretation. Dr. Schubert is both a registered professional engineer and a certified public accountant in Texas. Course Description This course provides an overall view of deepwater drilling and well control. The goal of the course is to give the audience a basic knowledge of deepwater drilling operations. It will cover the deepwater drilling rigs and structures, station keeping, well equipment, fluids, casing design, cementing, deepwater hazards, and well control. Audience Operator: drilling manager, drilling superintendent, drilling engineers, drilling supervisors and other interested disciplines Drilling contractor and service company personnel Course Outline Introduction to Class, Deepwater Platforms Floating Drilling Vessels Types of Motion Station Keeping Wellheads and BOP’s Drilling Risers, Motion Compensation Special Problems in Floating Drilling; Shallow Water Flows Dual Gradient Drilling Deepwater Drilling Fluids Drilling Hydraulics High Pressure Risers Pore Pressure and Fracture Pressure Prediction Deepwater Casing Design and Running Procedures Deepwater Cementing Deepwater Well Control Textbooks and References 1. Floating Drilling: Equipment and its Use, Practical Drilling Technology, Vol.2, by Riley Sheffield, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX, 1980. 2. IADC Deepwater Well Control Guidelines, Published by the International Association of Drilling Contractors, Houston, TX, 1998. 3. Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production, by William L. Leffler, Richard Pattarozzi, and Gordon Sterling. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. 2003 4. Applied Drilling Engineering, by Adam T. Bourgoyne Jr., Martin E. Chenevert. Keith K. Millheim and F.S. Young. SPE Textbook Series, Vol. 2, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX, 1991. 5. Design for Reliability in Deepwater Drilling Operations, by L. M. Harris. The Petroleum Publishing Company, Tulsa, OK, 1979. 6. An Introduction to Marine Drilling, by Malcolm Maclachlan. Dayton’s Oilfield Publications Limited, P. O. Box 11, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1BN, England, 1987. 7. Drilling Engineering, A complete Well Planning Approach, by Neal Adams and Tommie Carrier. PennWell Publishing Company, Tulsa, OK, 1985. 8. Practical Well Planning and Drilling Manual, by Steve Devereux. PennWell Publishing Company, Tulsa, OK, 1998. 9. Oilwell Drilling Engineering, Principles and Practice, by H. Rabia. Graham & Trotman. Printed by The Alden Press, Oxford, UK, 1985.
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