Stuck Pipe prevention & solutions

3 Days

Stuck pipe history and statistics

Fundamentals of geology and wellbore

Stability fundamentals: Overburden effects, vertical and horizontal stress, well path effects, rock stress vs rock strength

Stuck pipe team

Stuck pipe mechanisms and causes

Differential sticking, wellbore geometry and hole pack off

Drilling fluids and its properties

Causes of differential sticking

Hole pack off: Causes, warnings, prevention

Hole cleaning, high angle hole cleaning

Drilling & Tripping practices

Freeing techniques

Stuck pipe mechanism worksheet

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Stuck Pipe prevention & solutions

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About this course

The purpose of this course is to provide well engineers, drilling supervisors and drill crew personnel with the knowledge and understanding of the causes of stuck pipe and the means to reduce or eliminate stuck pipe as a significant cause of lost time incidents and related costs.

Stuck pipe is the primary cause of non-productive time and should be considered as an inevitable drilling hazard. This short course develops an understanding of how stuck pipe prevention can be managed through the well design and construction process.
The last day of the course concentrates on solutions (fishing techniques and equipment), pre-planning and the economics of fishing operations.

This course is delivered by Aberdeen Drilling School trainers in partnership with the ADS, UK.

Target Audience

The course is suited for the following drilling roles:
▪ Floormen/Mud men/Mud System Operators/ Derrickmen
▪ Assistant drillers
▪ Drillers
▪ Toolpushers
▪ OIMs
▪ Drilling Supervisors
▪ Well Engineers
▪ Rig Engineers/Rig Managers
▪ Well planning team

Certificate

An Intertek certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course which is valid for 2 years.

Duration

3 Days

Course content

▪ Stuck pipe history and statistics
▪ Fundamentals of geology and wellbore
▪ Stability fundamentals: Overburden effects, vertical and horizontal stress, well path effects, rock stress vs rock strength
▪ Stuck pipe team
▪ Stuck pipe mechanisms and causes
▪ Differential sticking, wellbore geometry and hole pack off
▪ Causes of differential sticking
▪ Hole pack off: Causes, warnings, prevention
▪ Hole cleaning, high angle hole cleaning
▪ Drilling & Tripping practices
▪ Freeing techniques
▪ Stuck pipe mechanism worksheet

Syllabus

3 Days

Stuck pipe history and statistics

Fundamentals of geology and wellbore

Stability fundamentals: Overburden effects, vertical and horizontal stress, well path effects, rock stress vs rock strength

Stuck pipe team

Stuck pipe mechanisms and causes

Differential sticking, wellbore geometry and hole pack off

Drilling fluids and its properties

Causes of differential sticking

Hole pack off: Causes, warnings, prevention

Hole cleaning, high angle hole cleaning

Drilling & Tripping practices

Freeing techniques

Stuck pipe mechanism worksheet