Borehole Surveying Awareness
This course will focus on the methods and tools of borehole surveying, their use and quality, and their impact on well placement, production, and collision risk.
Directional drilling challenges are increasing as we aim for more distant targets, thinner reservoirs and the need to optimize production at minimum cost. This course will help you understand the issues affecting wellbore placement and the risks to HSE and the costs of getting it wrong.
- Mapping and geodesy
- MWD, IFR and the earth’s magnetic field
- Survey tools and their applications
- Survey uncertainty and error modeling
- Anti-collision, relief well, and high accuracy applications
Directional drilling challenges are increasing as we aim for more distant targets, thinner reservoirs, and the requirement to optimize production at minimum cost. This course will help you understand the issues affecting wellbore placement and the risks to HSE and the costs of getting it wrong.
This course is suitable for geologists, drilling engineers, directional drillers, or any personnel who gather, use, or distribute down-hole survey data.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.
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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.
Angus L. Jamieson is a well-known consultant and trainer in directional drilling and borehole surveying with over 30 years experience in these fields both on and offshore. He is a former chairman of the Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA) and the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section. He was the original author of the COMPASS directional software widely used for directional survey work. Jamieson is also the primary author of the e-book on the subject provided by the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness where Angus heads up the Offshore Engineering Department. He has frequently been voted top lecturer at the Shell International Training Centre in The Hague and teaches regularly for Conoco Phillips and Total.