Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – The Drilling Window

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The Drilling Window represents the margin, at any depth in the open hole, between the minimum pressure required to maintain primary well control and/or borehole stability and the maximum pressure allowable to prevent losses or formation damage.

This Micro VILT looks at the practical limits for the window and how these can be estimated during the well design stage and measured during well delivery. Risk associated with narrow operating windows are discussed as are mitigating techniques.


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: The Drilling Window

  1. Overview
  2. Limitations
  3. Impact of Standards
  4. Quiz

Module 2: Quantifying the Window

  1. Practical Limits
  2. Offset Well Data
  3. Well Design Impact
  4. Window analysis during Well Delivery
  5. Practical Examples
  6. Interactive Exercise
  7. Quiz

Module 3: Managing Narrow Drilling Windows

  1. Causes
  2. Effects
  3. Mitigation Techniques
  4. Practical Examples
  5. Interactive Exercise
  6. Quiz

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.

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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