This 3-day master-class workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and its key role in overcoming the limitations of the traditional mud window while enabling safer well construction.
Well integrity is undergoing major changes, catalyzed by the Pryor Trust blowout and the requirement for API to include Process Safety in the way oil & gas wells are drilled. But replacing the current driller-centered manual process control with an automatic, far more reliable paradigm requires closed-loop drilling: this is why MPD is poised to take our industry by storm.
We will start by describing what is Managed Pressure Drilling, the role it plays in building wells, and how it compares with similar technologies such as Underbalanced Drilling or mud cap drilling. We will then review in detail the technology and process that are required to enable MPD on dry and wet wellhead wells, and then discuss the role MPD plays in the current integration of Process Safety Management Systems in drilling. We will conclude with a review of standards regulating the technology, first of all NORSOK D-010.
The session is focused on drilling, mud, cementing and well integrity professionals who are encouraged to bring some of their challenges along so we can apply together the techniques and methods discussed in class. The seminar is interactive, participative and hands-on, supported by real life examples; its open and relaxed atmosphere provides significant opportunities to network and exchange experience with peers and start finding answers to actual challenges in a collaborative setting.
The course offered a balanced and comprehensive view on all aspects important to P&A operations from well integrity and barrier considerations, regulatory aspects and international standards, to the nuts and bolts of performing the job. Matteo was very knowledgeable and engaging. These four days of intensive learning and interactive discussions are definitely time well spent.
Interesting discussions with the trainer and delegates. The training was productive for a
better well integrity understanding. I learned a lot about the best practices.
Matteo was an excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge that shines through in the sessions he delivered.
Highly skilled trainer with a passion for P&A.
Really good training with an excellent lecturer!
It was nice to meet and listen to Matteo who has huge experience in the domain and can illustrate with many case studies. This pragmatic approach was much appreciated.
A lot of important information on how to set up and raise the level of well integrity management.