About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The shift away from relatively simple and inexpensive shallow oil wells demanded connections with better seals than the API connections. This led to the development of “Premium Connections” with one or more special features, such as higher strength, better sealing properties, faster make-up, smaller outer diameter of the coupling, internally streamlined and recess free, etc. Gas tight seals are created in Premium connections through the establishment of suitably pre loaded metal to metal seal between the pin and the box of the connection. To assure long term integrity, the connection must be clean and made up with the correct number of turns and the correct torque. Early attempts to pressure test each connection after make up proved to be expensive, time consuming but also unreliable. Instead the industry has focused on the analysis of the torque/turn characteristics of the connection as the principal quality assurance process for the installation of Premium Connections. This Micro VILT examines options for testing connections and then focuses on torque/turn analysis that should be applied whenever a premium Connection tubular is run into a well. This is a companion course to Connection Assurance 1: Connection Qualification & Selection course.   Micro VILT Group Pricing: SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person (Minimum 5 persons per group session) For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]   Delivery of this Micro VILT: The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.   Micro VILT Duration: The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks. Micro VILT Course Materials: All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).   Breakdown of Modules: Module 1: Premium Connection Review
  1. Design
  2. Sealing Mechanism Failure Modes
Module 2: Connection Testing
  1. History and Development
  2. Process and Limitation of Internal & External Testing tools
  3. Torque-Turn Analysis
  4. History and Development
  5. Theory and Practice
  6. Torque/Turn graph characteristics
Module 3: Practical Torque/Turn Analysis
  1. Quality Assurance
  2. Re-make and Rejection Criteria
  3. Practical Examples

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