Advanced HPHT well engineering refers to the use of advanced methods and techniques in designing, constructing, and operating High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) wells. It uses engineering principles, cutting-edge technologies, and risk evaluation to tackle the difficulties posed by extremely high pressures and temperatures during drilling and production.

Acquiring knowledge of advanced HPHT procedures empowers drilling and completion engineers to effectively tackle extreme pressure and temperature while boosting the well’s capability of enduring rigorous conditions, guaranteeing operational integrity and safety. Familiarity with advanced HPHT procedures equips engineers with the essential skills to enhance production efficiency and maximize reservoir recovery.

What Is Advanced HPHT Well Engineering Training Course Overview?

PetroSync Advanced HPHT Well Engineering training course is designed as a scenario-based course to equip drilling engineer and completion engineers with knowledge about High-Pressure and High Temperature (HPHT) well design, well drilling, and well completion operations.

The main objective of the course is to familiarize you with the difficulties involved in designing and constructing HPHT wells. The program begins by introducing the HPHT pressure profile and geology, followed by an in-depth exploration of various aspects of well design.

By complementing our training course with actual case studies, you not only gain theoretical knowledge, technical expertise, and practical skills related to drilling and completing HPHT wells, but you also acquire real-world experience in dealing with HPHT challenges. For the in-house training course option, you can provide the specific scenario related to the needs of your company.  We guarantee unique opportunities to understand the HPHT challenges specific to your company’s own for you and your peers.

What Is Advanced HPHT Well Engineering Training Course Objective

The main objective of the Advanced HPHT Well Engineering training course by PetroSync is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in designing and drilling HPHT wells. By the end of the course, you will have a thorough grasp of the following key areas and will be competent in:

  1. Recognizing the impact of narrow drilling margins and its effect on kick tolerance.
  2. Making predictions about pore pressures and understanding the associated challenges.
  3. Assessing how high pressures, temperatures, and significant temperature changes affect well behavior.
  4. Understanding the influence of pressures and temperatures on primary and secondary well barriers.
  5. Identifying the specific well-design requirements for HPHT conditions.
  6. Gaining insights into operational planning and the operational challenges related to HPHT operations.
  7. Understanding the equipment requirements for rigs in HPHT environments.
  8. Comprehending well-delivery processes, including fingerprinting, wellbore breathing, and implementing high-reliability drilling practices.
  9. Acquiring practical knowledge of well control techniques, including on-bottom, off-the-bottom, and out-of-whole well control, as well as managing kicks and losses.

What Is Advanced HPHT Well Engineering Training Course Outline?

The outline regarding PetroSync’s Advanced HPHT Well Engineering training course is listed below. For a more detailed and complete outline, you can refer to PetroSync’s Advanced HPHT Well Engineering training course brochure.

Day 1: Introduction

The course starts with an introduction to the HPHT environment and how it is defined. The course introduces the geological aspects of an HPHT environment, then presents a detailed look at the behaviors of the various components of a well with elevated pressures and temperatures.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Defining the HPHT Environment
  • History of HPHT Drilling Operations
  • Geological & Geophysical Aspects of Abnormal Pressures
  • Challenges in HPHT Wells
  • The behavior of Gasses with elevated pressures and temperatures
  • The behavior of Liquids with elevated pressures and temperatures
  • The behavior of Metals with elevated pressures and temperatures
  • The behavior of Elastomers with elevated pressures and temperatures

Exercises: Gas calculations, Density Calculations

Day 2: Well Design

The second day of the course starts with a look at well design standards and well design for HPHT wells.

  • Applicable well design, drilling standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Well Design Basis of Design
  • Pore and Fracture Pressures and pressure ramps
  • Well trajectories
  • Casing Design and their connections
  • Well-control aspects associated with casing design
  • Wellheads and wellhead growth
  • Primary Cementing / Remedial Cementing
  • Drilling Fluids (Oil Based / Water Based / Formate Brines)
  • HPHT Drill string Design
  • HPHT Data Collection (LWD / MWD Tools / Drilling Data)
  • Contingency Planning

Exercises: Tubular expansion, Drill string design, Fluid challenges.

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Day 3: Rig Equipment

The third day of the course starts with rig requirements for HPHT operations. This part of the course presents the surface equipment requirements for HPHT drilling.

  • Rig and equipment requirements for HPHT Operations
  • BOP specifications and test requirements
  • HPHT Choke Manifolds
  • Mud Gas Separator Sizing
  • Temperature safety aspects
  • Mud Coolers
  • Mud Testing Requirements
  • Hydraulics and ECD
  • Barite mixing requirements
  • Solids Control and Barite Sag
  • Pit Discipline
  • Fingerprinting the well
  • Fluid compressibility & density

Exercises: Temperatures, Barite requirements, barite sag, Gas solubility.

Day 4: Well Operations

On the fourth day of the course, the operational aspects of drilling an HPHT well are presented to the candidates.

  • Well control for HPHT and differences with conventional wells
  • Well Control Operations and challenges, Barriers
  • Ballooning, wellbore breathing, and supercharging
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Drilling and Tripping Operations
  • Data Collection and MWD/LWD
  • Casing and Cementing Operations
  • Well Integrity
  • Well integrity standards.
  • Integrity specifications for HPHT
  • Barriers and Barrier Elements
  • Leaks
  • Corrosion
  • Annular Pressure
  • Integrity Failures
  • Failure analysis and FMECA
  • Managed Pressure Drilling

Exercises: Well Control, Dual Gradient Calculations

Day 5: Testing and Completions

The last day of the course covers well testing and completion operations on HPHT wells.

  • HPHT Well Evaluation Logging and coring operations
  • Mud Logging
  • Wireline logging
  • MWD – LWD Tools
  • HPHT coring operations
  • Well Testing Practices
  • Material selection and metallurgy for tubing and wellheads
  • Wellhead Seals
  • Well testing well control aspects
  • HPHT completions
  • Tubing Movement
  • Corrosion
  • Flow Control Equipment
  • Sand Production
  • Reservoir Depletion
  • Workovers

Exercises: Material Selection, Reservoir Depletion, Workovers.

Who Should Attend an Advanced HPHT Well Engineering Training Course?

This course is designed for but not limited to:

Since HPHT operations tend to use advanced technologies with intricate processes, joining PetroSync’s Advanced HPHT training course can benefit involved engineers and service personnel. By acquainting themselves with advanced HPHT procedures, engineers can remain informed about the latest developments in the industry and proficiently employ cutting-edge tools and methodologies.

Furthermore, possessing knowledge of advanced HPHT procedures empowers engineers to make well-informed decisions throughout the stages of well planning, drilling, and completion. This understanding enables them to anticipate and address potential risks and challenges unique to HPHT environments, facilitating proactive mitigation strategies and effective troubleshooting. Reserve your training course spot and enhance your HPHT well engineering facilities knowledge with PetroSync!

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