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Wellsite Geology & Operations (GEO71)


    A large amount of geological data is acquired (at substantial cost) during a drilling operation. Ensuring optimal quality of this information and effective reporting plays a key role during well design, drilling operations and the later use of the data in field studies.
    A key requirement for success is close co-operation between geological, drilling and well engineering departments.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Alice Post

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A well-site geologist, drilling or operations engineer
    • A professional involved in the acquisition and use of well-site (geological) data

    How we build your confidence

    • Lectures integrated with practical exercises
    • Use of a microscope for cuttings analysis and UV light boxes for oil show examination

    The benefits from attending

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

    • The basic principles of well-site data acquisition quality control
    • The techniques used by well-site geologists in formation evaluation
    • Drilling problems caused by subsurface conditions
    • Application of well-site data in exploration and development


    Petroleum Geology Overview
    Drilling Operations
    • Bits, casing & cementing, Fluids,
    • Drilling problems & well control, geosteering

    Logging Operations (Petrophysics)
    • Acquisition, concepts, tools
    • Quick look interpretation

    Operations Geology Overview
    • Duties & responsibilities
    • Well planning processes
      - Site survey & shallow gas hazards
      - Drilling programme
      - Contracting & services
      - Data management

    Wellsite Geology
    • Mudlogging services
      - Data acquisition
      - Monitoring (ROP, gas, mud)
      - Sampling & cuttings
      - Evaluation
    • Hydrocarbon detection
    • Sidewall & coring
    • Wireline logs
    • Reporting

    Wellsite Contracting
    • Drilling, mudlogging, wireline, services, coring, QC



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