Well Engineering and Production > Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) - Virtual Instructor Led Training

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) offers opportunities to improve safety and efficiency in drilling, and it is increasingly recognised by operators and regulators. MPD aims to cost effectively resolve chronic drilling problems that contribute to non-productive time.

This 3 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course provides participants with an understanding of the MPD techniques and equipment. The VILT course starts with the design requirements for an MPD operation. It covers all MPD methods, including constant bottom hole pressure and mud cap drilling operations. It also includes all of the rig types – both onshore and offshore – and MPD. MPD equipment is presented in detail and the design aspects of the well are also examined.

This VILT course aims to provide participants with a good understanding of the various aspects of managed pressure drilling. It also enables participants to gain knowledge of planning MPD operations, type of equipment and the equipment requirements for both onshore and offshore and MPD operations.

At the end of the VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the variations in MPD
  • Design MPD operations for various techniques
  • Understand the engineering requirements of MPD
  • Define MPD equipment requirements
  • Understand operational and well control aspects of MPD

This VILT course is designed for engineers, managers and service providers who are about to use MPD techniques and are trying to better understand the associated complexities and challenges surrounding MPD.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 3 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 3 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (12 hours in total).

Course Methodology:

The course method will be a combination of the following:

  • Lectures (presentation)
  • Discussions and exercises
  • Real/field case and Demonstration

The breakdown of the course is as follows:

  • 35% lecture
  • 10% discussions
  • 55% case studies & practical exercise

Your expert course leader was born and raised in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Drilling Engineering from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and has over 39 years of oilfield experience. He started in the industry back in 1977 as a Mud logger before becoming a wellsite drilling engineer in 1980 working mainly in the Middle East and West Africa. In 1988, he joined Shell in in the Southern North Sea. In 1995, he joined Smedvig in Norway and worked on a number of deepwater wells as well as on underbalanced drilling operations. In 1999, he started Leading Edge Advantage in Aberdeen and worked in coiled tubing, underbalanced and managed pressure drilling. In 2004, he joined Weatherford as Regional Engineering Manager in Singapore and developed the first ultra deepwater MPD systems. In 2010, he joined SPT Group specializing in well control and hydraulics modelling. SPT Group was later acquired by Schlumberger in 2012.

At Schlumberger, he was Drilling Adviser, with a focus on well control, relief well planning and MPD. During that time, he was also an instructor for NExT teaching numerous well engineering courses. In 2015, he joined Wild Well as Engineering Manager in Asia and in February 2017, he became an independent consultant concentrating on provision of drilling engineering training.

He has written and presented numerous papers and authored several chapters in the SPE Advanced Technology books. He is an active committee member and speaker on numerous SPE Workshops around the world.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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