This 1-day course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells. It covers both cased-hole and open-hole configurations, either with or without sand control. Participants will learn the applications and dynamics of horizontal wells, including drill-in fluids, hole displacement, cementing, perforating, and stimulation. They will also learn the guidelines for selecting stand-alone screens and executing horizontal gravel packs. Topics include:
• Completion options
• Cased-hole horizontal completions
• Perforating and stimulating horizontal wells
• Open-hole horizontal completions
• Drill-in fluids
• Zonal isolation and inflow control
• Displacing the drill-in fluid
Why You Should Attend
Horizontal drilling was a step-change in the industry, but the technology is more expensive and riskier than drilling vertical or deviated wells. As a drilling, completion or reservoir engineer, it is important for you to understand the many challenges and options of horizontal drilling.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for drilling, completion and reservoir engineers, and for service company personnel involved with planning, drilling, completing and operating horizontal wells.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.