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Introduction to Geo-Steering (DRI21)

  • To be announced for 2018


This course will provide all of the tools necessary to geo-steer horizontal wells accurately and efficiently. Real time drilling data, evaluation and selection of down-hole tools as well as communication are all incorporated in the geo-steering practices presented in this course.

Course Level: Basic to Intermediate
Instructor: Frank Seidel

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geologist or engineer responsible for geo-steering

How we build your confidence

We will walk you through the Geo-Steering process from start to finish, touching on history, pre-drilling, drilling/operation, and Td/post ops. We will cover industry best practices, problems encountered as well as the benefits and limitations of the programs and technologies utilised in the Geo-Steering process.

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • A working knowledge of the geo-steering process
  • When, where and how to make curve landing adjustments and tool limitations
  • How and when to change the directional plan
  • How well design and pad layouts effect % in “Target”
  • Software skills related to the energy industry
  • How to better communicate with field personnel on target adjustments and to avoid downtime


  • Introduction to the practice and purpose of geo-steering
  • Planning a project
  • Drilling / operations
  • MWD tools – varieties & limitations
  • Software
  • Reporting
  • Steering principles
  • Communication with field & office personnel
  • Building starsteer projects
  • Practical exercise 1: Land curves
  • Review of tool limitations and how it affects curve landing adjustments
  • Practical exercise 2: Geo-steer laterals in various basins
  • Review of geo-steering processes




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