Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Solids Control for Engineers

Speaker: Matt Wiggins
Speaker Matt Wiggins
Matt Wiggins is a Technical Service Representative and the Solids Control School Instructor for Derrick Equipment Company. A 1999 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Education, as well as administrative and technical certifications. Following fifteen years in public school administration, ...

Matt Wiggins is a Technical Service Representative and the Solids Control School Instructor for Derrick Equipment Company. A 1999 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Education, as well as administrative and technical certifications. Following fifteen years in public school administration, Matt joined Derrick Corporation. He has helped shape the advancement in the solids control school curriculum for the past three years. Derrick Corporation has more than 65 years of experience in the manufacture of premium solids control and fine screening equipment for the industrial mining, oil/gas drilling, and civil construction markets. Matt currently resides with his wife and two sons in Houston, Texas.

Full Description

This course is designed as an Engineering Level course to build upon previously gained knowledge of solids control equipment and its application. It focuses on oilfield solids control equipment, theory and application; from an operational, processing sequence, and economic application perspective. The course is designed for drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, rig managers, technical support personnel and senior service personnel associated with operators, drilling contractors and service companies providing solids control solutions.

It specifically provides theory and guidance in achieving maximum efficiency and an understanding of the design and application of each type of solids control equipment. This understanding will provide the student with the knowledge to design and evaluate solids control systems for various types of drilling fluids. During this course individuals will receive instruction on operation and evaluation for the following equipment: shale shakers, hydrocyclones, centrifuges, degassers and pumps.

Morning:

 8:00-8:15              Introductions

  • Quick Quiz

 9:15-10:15           Understanding Drilled Solids

  • Solids Classification and Particle Size
  • Formations & Cuttings Examination
  • Detrimental Effects of Drilled Solids

Break

10:30 – 11:00     Cuttings Transport & Distribution

  • Cutting Carrying Index
  • Hydraulic Flow Patterns & Drilling Fluid
  • Flow Distribution Systems (Flo-Diver vs Manifolds)

 11:15 - 12:00          Solids Control Equipment Design & Application

  • Shale Shakers
  • Shaker Screen Technology
  • Equipment Optimization & Troubleshooting

 Lunch

 Afternoon:

  1:00 – 2:00               Solids Control Equipment Design & Application

  • Degasser
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Centrifuge
  • Equipment Optimization & Troubleshooting

 Break

 2:15 – 4:00                  Drilled Solids Calculations

  • Hole Volume
  • Solids Effect – Density
  • Dilution Economics

                               Removal Efficiency using API RP 13C System Performance

  • Analyzing a Mud Report
  • Dilution Analysis
  • Recent Examples / Case Study
  • Interactive review, Q & A, Reference Material

 

Optional:              Shaker Sample Collection and Evaluation

  • Timed Discard Test
  • Wet Sieve Analysis
  • Retort Procedure
Organizer Mike Redburn

Phone:307-214-7518


Email: mredburn@newpark.com

When?

Fri, Sep. 22, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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  • Members/Non-Members -  $350.00
    (ends 09/07/2017)
  • Students/MiT/Retired SPE/Veteran -  $150.00
    (ends 09/07/2017)
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Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042
United States

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