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Deepwater Drilling and Completions
Discipline: Offshore
Last update: 27.09.2021
What this course about?

Technology solutions enable efficiencies and change the game for both onshore and offshore producers. One of the challenges operators face is leveraging value from the operational data and experience they already have collected - albeit spread inconsistently across multiple business functions. They then need to fill the gaps in their understanding about the real state of operations. Organizations are often constrained by the tools and practices they can use to extract practical insight and decision support. Lacking the means to translate data into useful information limits the ability for organizations to use risk as an indicator to support improved, proactive operational decision-making.

Modern offshore production systems are highly sophisticated and use advanced technologies, well beyond even those envisaged by anyone in the early days of subsea development. This use of advanced technologies and the mass of strategic knowledge that has been built up has accelerated the development of deepwater fields around the world.

This five-days course has been specially developed to provide a broad but in-depth overview of the sector and shares useful insights into the state of the art in offshore engineering & technology. It will cover aspects of how offshore fields are developed, and how offshore systems are designed, installed, operated and decommissioned.

🌐 Who is this course for?
Personnel employed, engaged, or associated in a drilling/geological operational or organizational support functions. Anyone from drilling secretarial, technical, finance, HSE, logistics support, to Drilling, Geology, Geo-Science, Drilling Contractor and/or all 3rd party support functions, and any team leader, supervisor, or management function.
What will you learn?
  • Recognise and analyse the difficulties, challenges, problems, and opportunities presented in Deepwater well engineering/operations as drilled in increasingly difficult down-hole, geological, and environmental conditions.
  • Maximise Deepwater drilling engineering, safety, and operational efficiency using proven and adaptive best managed, controlled, and practical solutions.
  • Minimise operating loss, waste, cost, and risks in potentially highly capital intensive and potentially complex and difficult Deepwater wells.
  • Examine and critique Deepwater drilling engineering case studies, well failures and successes drilled in various Deepwater regions of the world (e.g. UK/Norway, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, India, SE Asia, North and South Atlantic basins).
  • Allow participants to become familiar with how to plan, organise, implement, and control Deepwater project from a well’s basis of design. Work through well planning and engineering, outlining conventional and non-conventional drilling design, engineering and operational management strategy, and control approaches.
Course outline
  • Introduction to Deepwater
  • Deepwater history and justification
  • Identifying and recognising deepwater hazards
  • Risk management
  • Loss control management
  • Performance delivery
  • Rig selection, design, requirements
  • Mooring, station keeping, dynamic positioning
  • Marine riser and tubular management
  • Operating deepwater drilling equipment
  • Subsea equipment operations
  • Wellhead and BOP systems and equipment operating requirements
  • Introduction to deepwater geology and drilling environment
  • Essential deepwater drilling fundamentals
  • Riserless drilling
  • Optimizing riserless drilling operations
  • Deepwater drilling fluids
  • Deepwater cementing
  • Deepwater operations planning
  • Pore pressure, ECD and wellbore stability management
  • Deepwater drilling operational guidelines
  • Deepwater problem prevention
  • Development drilling, completions and well testing
  • Suspension and abandonment
  • New and emerging technology
  • Introduction to deepwater well control
  • Managing shallow water flows and shallow gas
  • Well control procedures
  • Revision of case studies
Available formats
Instructor-led online (webinar)
Upcoming sessions
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Training can take place in 4 formats:

  • Self-paced
  • Blended learning
  • Instructor-led online (webinar)
  • Instructor-led offline (classroom)

Description of training formats:

  • Self-paced learning or e-Learning means you can learn in your own time and control the amount of material to consume. There is no need to complete the assignments and take the courses at the same time as other learners.
  • Blended learning or "hybrid learning" means you can combine Self-paced learning or e-Learning with traditional instructor-led classroom or webinar activities. This approach requires physical presence of both teacher and student in physical or virtual (webinars) classrooms or workshops. Webinar is a seminar or presentation that takes place on the internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.
  • Instructor-led training, or ILT, means that the learning can be delivered in a lecture or classroom format, as an interactive workshop, as a demonstration under the supervision and control of qualified trainer or instructor with the opportunity for learners to practice, or even virtually, using video-conferencing tools.

When forming groups of students, special attention is paid to important criteria - the same level of knowledge and interests among all students of the course, in order to maintain stable group dynamics during training.

Group dynamics is the development of a group in time, which is caused by the interaction of participants with each other and external influence on the group. In other words, these are the stages that the training group goes through in the process of communicating with the coach and among themselves.

The optimal group size for different types of training:

  • Self-paced / E-learning: 1
  • Instructor-led off-line (classroom): 6 – 12
  • Instructor-led on-line (webinar): 6 – 12
  • Blended learning: 6 – 12
  • Workshop: 6 – 12
  • On-the-job: 2 – 4
  • Simulator: 1 – 2

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During the training, you may encounter various forms of testing and knowledge testing. The most common assessment methods are:

  • preliminary (base-line assessment) - to determine the current level of knowledge and adapt the personal curriculum
  • intermediate - to check the progress of learning
  • final - to complete training and final assessment of knowledge and skills, can be in the form of a project, testing or practical exam

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Smart Virtual Classroom (open digital / virtual classroom).

Conducting classes is based on the fact that the teacher demonstrates text, drawings, graphics, presentations on an interactive board, while the content appears in the student's electronic notebook. A specially designed digital notepad and pen are used to create and edit text and images that can be redirected to any surface via a projector.

Classes are live streamed online, automatically recorded and published on the Learning Portal, allowing you to save them for reuse anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device. This makes it possible not to miss classes and keep up with classes and keep up with the passage of new material.

Game Based Learning (learning using a virtual game environment)

Real-life training uses the principles of game organization, which allows future professionals to rehearse and hone their skills in a virtual emergency. Learning as a game provides an opportunity to establish a connection between the learning activity and real life.

The technology provides the following learning opportunities:

  • Focused on the needs of the user
  • Instant feedback
  • Independent decision making and choice of actions
  • Better assimilation and memorization of the material
  • Adaptive pace of learning tailored to the individual needs of the student
  • Better transfer of skills learned in a learning situation to real conditions

Basic principles of training:

  • A gradual increase in the level of difficulty in the game;
  • Using a simplified version of a problem situation;
  • Action in a variable gaming environment;
  • The right choice is made through experimentation.

The main advantages of Game Based Learning technology:

  • Low degree of physical risk and liability
  • Motivation to learn while receiving positive emotions from the process;
  • Practice - mirroring the real situation
  • Timely feedback
  • Choice of different playing roles
  • Learning in collaboration
  • Developing your own behavior strategy
Laboratory workshops using remote access technologies

Conducting practical classes online using remote access technologies for presentations, multimedia solutions and virtual reality:

  • Laboratory workshops that simulate the operation of expensive bench equipment in real production
  • Virtual experiment, which is visually indistinguishable from a remote real experiment performed
  • Virtual instruments, which are an exact copy of real instruments
  • Mathematical modeling to clarify the physical characteristics, chemical content of the investigated object or phenomenon.
Students feedback

Deepwater Drilling and Completions (OFFS002)

Discipline: Offshore

Language: English, Russian

Level: Intermediate

Available formats:

  • Instructor-led online
Training matrix
Digital certificate