utulsa.edu

Practical Solids Control School

Instructor

W. S. (Bill) Cagle

Description

Efficient Solids Control means LOWER DRILLING COSTS. This intensive four-day school covers the basics of solids removal from drilling fluids. Economics as related to mud costs and penetration rates are stressed. Practical and technical material is presented in non-technical terminology.

Efficient Solids Control produces the following potential benefits:
– Increased Rate of Penetration (ROP)
– Increased Bit Life and Reduced Bit Consumption
– Reduced Mud Costs and Waste Disposal Costs
– Fewer Hole Problems
– Reduced Abrasion and Pump Wear
– Compliance with Environmental Cuttings and Discharge Guidelines

You will walk away with a thorough comprehension of:
– The basics of solids control
– The economics and benefits of good solids control
– How solids control equipment functions
– Proper and efficient rigup of equipment vs. improper rigup
– Guidelines for evaluation of students own solids control system
– Efficient and effective management of solids control reduces drilling costs

Length

Four days

Accreditation

We believe this program meets the criteria for continuing professional development in many state and national professional organizations.

Audience

– Drilling Foremen
– Drilling Technologists
– Drilling Engineers
– Mud Engineers
– Drilling Supervisors
– Drilling Superintendents
– Anyone involved in drilling and/or drilling operations

Course Outline

Day 1:
– Initial test, Introduction & Basics
– Mud
– Homework: Exercise 1
Day 2:
– Review of homework
– Shale Shakers
– Centrifugal
– Pumps and Line Sizing
– Homework: Exercises 2 & 3 and Pump Sizing Problem
Day 3:
– Review of homework
– Degassers
– Hydrocyclones
– Mud Cleaners
– Homework: Exercise 4
Day 4:
– Review of homework
– Centrigues
– Manifolding
– Stirring and Mixing
– Mud System Layouts
– Overall Review
– Final Test