Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Managing TAP (Thermally Applied Pressures)

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Thermal Applied Pressures (TAP) is induced when high‐temperature tubing fluid heats up fluid trapped in the Annulus between the tubing and production casing and then between subsequent casing strings. The thermal expansion of these fluids can generate excessive burst or collapse pressures on these casings if there is nowhere for this expansion to occur. This a critical design issue in deepwater wells where there is usually no capability to bleed off pressure from the Casing x Casing annuli. This Micro VILT looks at how the risks associated with TAP can be assessed, managed and mitigated in Deepwater Wells.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

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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:

TAP – Quantifying Causes and Effects

  1. Casing Design Review
  2. Thermal Modelling
  3. Mechanical Modelling
  4. Overview of Mitigation Options

TAP Load Resistance

  1. Evaluating Loads
  2. Casing Design for TAP

TAP Load Prevention

  1. Thermal Insulation
  2. Prevention of Trapped Fluids

TAP Load Management

  1. Burst Disks
  2. Syntactic Foam


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. All the info. Was great.
  2. The graphics used and the explanations by the trainer.
  3. Instructor’s knowledge.
  4. I was most impressed with the quizzes.

Your expert course leader has more than 30 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. He worked offshore as a Roustabout and Roughneck while studying for his B.Eng in Mining Engineering. After graduation, he joined Shell in 1985 and worked as a Drilling Engineer and Drilling Supervisor on-site and in the office in a wide range of onshore, offshore and deepwater environments.

He served as the examiner for Shell’s “Round 2” Competence program and edited the Shell Well Engineering Learning Manual. He is the technical author of several corporate Well Control and Casing Design standards and training manuals.

Since 2000, he has worked as a Well Engineering Consultant. In addition to lecturing and general consultancy in Casing Design and Well Control, he specialises in Deepwater and HPHT Well Control coaching, rig team building and simulation. He pioneered the concept of “Drilling the Well on a Simulator”, working closely with drilling simulator vendors, operators and drilling contractors to produce a realistic and relevant training environment. This enabled integrated rig teams to be exposed to well specific well control and other operational challenges, develop and then practice response strategies.

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