Learn significant technical skills which you can apply to real-world situations in this 3-day compact & to-the-point course.

Evren Ozbayoglu, Executive Director of the TU Drilling Research Projects (TUDRP) and currently “Chapman Endowed Wellspring Professor” of TU’s Petroleum Engineering Department. Dr. Ozbayoglu has numerous publications and has participated in several industrial projects on major drilling engineering topics as well as wellbore hydraulics, hole cleaning, tubular mechanics and data analytics. He is a member of SPE and ASME, and was awarded the SPE Regional Drililng Engineer Award in 2019.

Length: 3 Days | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Level: Intermediate to Advanced | Specialized
Date: June 23-25, 2020 | Tulsa, OK

Register for the June 23-25, 2020 program here

Summary of Course Topics:

  • Managed Pressure Drilling MPD (mudcap, l-gradient drilling)
  • Underbalanced Drilling UBD (air/gas/mist, 2-phase, foams)
  • Drillstring & Casing Design for vertical, directional & horizontal wells
  • Common Drilling Problems (stuck pipe, lost circulation, kick, hole cleaning wellbore stability, stick-slip)
  • Drilling Optimization (hydraulics, tubular design, trajectory design, ROP, mechanical specific energy, data analytics)

Acquire information which can be directly applied while designing a process, conduction a field operation or for verification purposes.

Who Should Attend:

  • Drilling Engineers
  • Completion Engineers
  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Technical Support Personnel & Managers
  • Personnel involved with drilling and completions operations including well planning

Participants will:
Gain knowledge and experience of design and application concepts for specific drilling & completion areas.
Attain the latest & most recent techniques and knowledge available of these important topics.
Walk away with a solid technical foundation.
Acquire the necessary skills for estimating operating parameters, designing operations and processes.
Develop problem solving skills through working realistic field-based in-class exercises.
Learn how to calculate, estimate, and design certain drilling and completion aspects considering the course topics.

Course Outline:

Managed Pressure Drilling / Underbalanced Drilling
– Equivalent circulating density concept
– Constant bottomhole pressure
– Mudcap drilling
– Dual gradient drilling
– Common equipment used in MPD
– Underbalanced drilling candidates
– Air / gas & mist drilling
– Gasified fluids & hydraulics
– Foam drilling
– Numerical examples & applications

Drillstring & Casing Design
– Basics concepts of elasticity, stress-strain and failure
– Buoyancy concept
– stresses acting on tubulars
– Von Mises criteria & applications
– Axial, radial, tangential, torsional stresses
– Whirling of drillstring
– Bending – buckling
– 2D – 3D drag & torque calculations, force moment transfer
– BHA & string design for vertical, directional & horizontal wells
– Casing setting depth selection
– Collapse & burst design lines development

– Combination casing string design for vertical, directional & horizontal wells
– Numerical examples & applications

Major Drilling Problems
– Differential & mechanical stuck pipes, identification & solution
– Lost circulation, identification & solution
– Kick / blowout, identification & solution
– Hole cleaning, hydraulics, methods for increasing efficienty
– Drillstring vibrations, stick & slip concept, identification & solution
– Wellbore stability / geomechanics, stresses around the wellbore
– Numerical examples & applications

Drilling Optimization
– Common optimization techniques
– Hydraulics optimization
– Drillstring – casing design, mass-spring approach
– ROP modeling, mechanical specific energy concept
– 3D wellbore trajectory optimization
– Well cost optimization
– Real-time drilling optimization, introduction to data analytics
– Numerical examples & applcations

A basic knowledge of the oil and gas industry is required. Since the course will involve calculations, participants need to have good math skills and bring their scientific calculator.

Date, Time & Location

June 23-25, 2020 | Tulsa, Oklahoma
The course will be held at The University of Tulsa’s Henneke Building, 1204 S. Harvard
Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day

Need a Hotel Room?
We suggest booking your hotel room at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel (6110 S. Yale) in Tulsa, OK. Contact them directly at 918-495-1000 and request the University of Tulsa meeting rate. Free covered parking in adjacent garage for hotel guests.

Course Fees:

  • $1,795.00 per person: TUDRP Member Company Discount
  • $1,895.00 per person: BEST DEAL DISCOUNT Deadline: April 24, 2020
  • $1,995.00 per person: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Deadline: May 29, 2020
  • $2,495.00 per person: Regular Course Fee

Upcoming Class:

June 23-25, 2020 | Tulsa, OK Register Online

In-Company Training

This course is also available for on-site/in-company training. If interested in this option for 12+, please complete the In-Company Training Request Form. In-Company Request Form