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We have partnered with industry experts allowing us to offer the following range of oil and gas specific courses:

Duration: 2 days

Delegates: Ideal number 6 – 8

Method: Theory, PC based simulation, and practical demonstration.

Target: New employees with an Emergency Management role, Deputy On Scene Commanders, OIMs, Toolpushers and Barge Masters.

Duration: 4 days

Delegates: Ideal number 6 – 8

Method: Theory, PC based simulation, and practical exercises with formal appraisal on each delegate’s performance and potential as the ‘Emergency Manager’.

Target: Individuals who are designated as being in charge of, are members of or provide support to an Emergency Management Team in an emergency.

COURSE OVERVIEW

With Operators drilling more and more complex and demanding wells, Stuck Pipe Prevention & Fishing has never been more important than it is today.  This 5-day course has been designed for Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Companies and is based on IADC Best Practice.

Delegates will be provided with full course materials via high quality e-reader along with Stuck Pipe Prevention and Fishing Handbooks.

 COURSE CONTENT

  • Days 1-3 cover Stuck Pipe Prevention  focusing on the 3 major areas where pipe typically becomes stuck i.e. Solids Induced Pack-Off, Differential Sticking and through Mechanical & Wellbore Geometry effects. Drillers’ First Actions are covered in detail for each area.
  •  Days 4-5 cover Fishing with particular emphasis on how to recover the fish at the first attempt. Downhole Situation, Downhole Operations, Minimum Inventory, Fishing for / with Coiled Tubing, Fishing Photo Tools Library & Examples of Successful Fishing Operations are  also covered.
  •  Emphasis is placed upon Actual Case Histories and Teamwork Exercises in order to maximize understanding and learning experience.

Aims & Objectives:

The aim of the OIM Controlling Emergencies assessment programme is to assess delegate’s performance as the OIM using direct observation as a method of assessment. A major factor in the judgement should be the performance of the OIM in controlling emergencies under simulated conditions according to the OPITO Industry Standard ‘Controlling Emergencies’.

Target audience:

The OIM Controlling Emergencies assessment programme is designed for personnel who are about to be appointed to an OIM position or who are already serving as an OIM.

Delegate pre-requisites:

Evidence for Element 1 will be compiled by the Duty Holder from naturally occurring sources of evidence

COURSE OVERVIEW

With Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Companies drilling more complex & demanding wells, Optimised Drilling Practices have never been more important than they are today if Maximum Safety, Maximum Efficiency & Maximum Oil & Gas Production is to be realised. This 5-day course has been designed for Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Company personnel who are engaged in the drilling of challenging wells where cost effectiveness, safety, efficiency & hydrocarbon production optimization is paramount. Based upon both API Recommended Practices & IADC Best Practices, the course has been written to suit a wide variety of drilling personnel who all have the one common drilling goal in mind: that of “Drilling Practices Optimisation”.

COURSE CONTENT

The Role of Drilling Practices (Maximum Safety, Maximum Efficiency & Maximum Oil & Gas Production); Sandstone & Limestone Reservoir Description & Geology; Drill Bit Selection & Optimised Drilling; Drill String Design; Drill String Standards (API & IADC); Hydraulics; Drilling Operations (Key Considerations per IADC) – Shallow Gas, Lost Circulation, Hydrates, Pressure Profiling, Stuck Pipe; Best Drilling Practices; Drilling Fluids; Solids Control; Hole Cleaning; Directional Drilling; Casing & Tubing; Cementing; Well Logging; Coring; Well Abandonment; Useful Formulae & Conversion Factors.

COURSE OVERVIEW

With Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Companies drilling deeper High Pressure High Temperature wells, and with IADC data stating that the risks associated with these wells could mean potentially higher cost over-runs and problems, this HPHT Drilling Practices Course helps companies to identify potential problems before they occur – meaning literally $millions can be saved through improved Drilling Practices on the rig. This 5-day course has been designed for Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Company personnel who are engaged in the drilling of HPHT wells. Based upon both API Recommended Practices & IADC Best Practices, the course has been written to suit a wide variety of drilling personnel who all have the one common drilling goal in mind: that of “Safe HPHT Drilling Practices”.

COURSE CONTENT

HPHT Well Definition, HPHT Well Control Incident Risk Rate, Responsibilities, Equipment & Instrumentation, Acceptable Gas Levels, Causes & Identification of Kicks, Kick Development, Undetected Kicks, Shut-In Procedure Whilst Drilling & Tripping, Flow Checks, Pit Management, Making Connections, Tripping In & Out, Gas Behaviour in WBM & OBM, Mud Wt Variance with P & Y, Slugging, Pumping Out of Hole Sheets, Coring, Fingerprinting Connections, Trapped Pressure, Formation Ballooning, Pressure Integrity Testing, Lost Circulation, Underground Blowouts, Kick Tolerance, HPHT Well Control, Choke Drilling, Stripping, Hydrates, Examples.

COURSE OVERVIEW

As the oil & gas industry explores, appraises and produces reservoirs from ever-increasing water depths, this course is a must for all those Operators, Drilling Contractor & Service Personnel who are both beginning to face this challenge and who strive to attain the core competencies on Deepwater Wells of Maximum Safety, Maximum Efficiency & Maximum Oil & Gas Production. This 5-day course has been designed for Operators, Drilling Contractors & Service Company personnel who are engaged in the drilling of challenging Deepwater wells. Based upon both API Recommended Practices & IADC Best Practices, the course has been written to suit a wide variety of drilling personnel who all have the one common drilling goal in mind: that of “Successful Deepwater Drilling Operations”.

COURSE CONTENT

The Challenges; Commonest reasons behind cost over-runs & well failure; The Deepwater Environment – wind, wave, current & storm loadings; Environmental effects on marine vessels; Stability, Choice of Vessel – including 5th & 6th Generation; Station-Keeping; Prior to Spudding the Well: Seabed Condition, Shallow Gas, Conductor & Surface Casing Setting; BOPE Installation, The Effects of Weak Formations On Kick Tolerance, Preliminary Well Design. Spudding the Well. Subsea Wellheads. Temporary & Permanent Guidebases. Templates. Sub-sea BOP Stacks, H-4 Connector, The LMRP, Riser System, Telescopic Joints, Riser Tensioner, Heave Compensator. Drilling to TD. Well Control. Teamwork Exercise on why “The Deepwater Horizon” Event Happened.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Understanding Well Control is not easy – we have seen the consequences of this for decades now, not least with the relatively recent Montara & Macondo blowouts to name but two. This course focuses upon people understanding well control, rather than upon them just passing an exam. Worked Examples and Case Histories are studied so that delegates become fully involved in the understanding process. This course particularly helps those people who are nervous about taking their WellCap / IWCF exam, who are new to Well Control or who perhaps struggle a little with well control concepts or the sciences, English or well killing in general. Excellent explanatory videos, PowerPoints & Teamwork Exercises are used throughout.

COURSE CONTENT
Primary Well Control: Reservoir pressure, Mud hydrostatic pressure, Dynamic pressure, Pressure gradient, How pump speed affects pressure, The leak-off test & how it affects Well Integrity, How Influxes are caused, Drilling Fluids, Characteristics of Gases.
Secondary Well Control: The Annular Preventer, Pipe Rams, Shear Rams, Blind Rams, Accumulators, The Choke Manifold, IBOP, Float Valves, Well Control Equipment in General.
Shutting-In the Well: How we do this, what the SIDPP & SICP numbers tell us; What the Influx Gradient Number tells us; Getting ready to Kill the Well, Completing the Kill Sheet.
Killing the Well: How we decide upon the Well Kill Method (Driller’s or Weight & Weight); Stripping back to bottom if needed; Killing the Well: How we do this, What the Pressure Gauges tell us, How we’re sure that the well has been killed. 

COURSE OVERVIEW
Understanding Well Control is not easy – we have seen the consequences of this for decades now, not least with the relatively recent Montara & Macondo blowouts to name but two. This course focuses upon people understanding well control, rather than upon them just passing an exam. Worked Examples and Case Histories are studied so that delegates become fully involved in the understanding process. This course particularly helps those people who are nervous about taking their WellCap / IWCF exam, who are new to Well Control or who perhaps struggle a little with well control concepts or the sciences, English or well killing in general. Excellent explanatory videos, PowerPoints & Teamwork Exercises are used throughout.

COURSE CONTENT
Primary Well Control: Reservoir pressure, Mud hydrostatic pressure, Dynamic pressure, Pressure gradient, How pump speed affects pressure, The leak-off test & how it affects Well Integrity, How Influxes are caused, Drilling Fluids, Characteristics of Gases.
Secondary Well Control: The Annular Preventer, Pipe Rams, Shear Rams, Blind Rams, Accumulators, The Choke Manifold, IBOP, Float Valves, Well Control Equipment in General.
Shutting-In the Well: How we do this, what the SIDPP & SICP numbers tell us; What the Influx Gradient Number tells us; Getting ready to Kill the Well, Completing the Kill Sheet.
Killing the Well: How we decide upon the Well Kill Method (Driller’s or Weight & Weight); Stripping back to bottom if needed; Killing the Well: How we do this, What the Pressure Gauges tell us, How we’re sure that the well has been killed.

Crane Operator Training (Part 1)

Course Overview

This 5-day course is intended for candidates identified as potential crane operators. The course combines class lectures and practical hands on training using the crane simulator using defined scenarios to replicate real life scenarios and conditions. The course will be delivered to ensure that industry minimum standards are understood and met.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and carry out Crane Operators Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understand and carry out Pre Start and daily checks of lifting equipment (cranes etc)
  • Understand and use crane controls correctly
  • Effectively manage crane malfunctions
  • Manage installations decks effectively
  • Make appropriate decisions within their authority limits
  • Display leadership qualities

Prerequisites

  • Complete Roustabout / Banksman OJT’s
  • Complete HSE OJT’s
  • Knowledge of Crane Operations, Deck Operations and Crane Maintenance

 

Crane Operator Training (Part 2)

Course Overview

This 5-day course will provide a recap of the theory learned in Part 1 and provide a full assessment of the candidates’ abilities. The course combines class lectures and practical hands on training using the crane simulator using defined scenarios to replicate real life scenarios and conditions. The course will be delivered to ensure that industry minimum standards are understood and met.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and carry out Crane Operators Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understand and carry out Pre Start and daily checks of lifting equipment (cranes etc)
  • Effectively manage crane malfunctions
  • Manage installations decks effectively
  • Make appropriate decisions within their authority limits
  • Display leadership qualities
  • Display operational skills on the simulator crane
  • Complete Roustabout / Banksman OJT’s
  • Complete HSE OJT’s
  • Complete the HSE quiz
  • Knowledge of Crane Operations, Deck Operations and Crane Maintenance

Prerequisites