Deepwater Drilling and Well Control by malj


									Deepwater Drilling and Well Control


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.


       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,
  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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