Through the various stages of the life of an oil/gas well it is necessary to acquire borehole, formation, and fluid data, and/or physical rock and fluid samples suitable for lab analysis.
The first part of this short course covers the process activities and roles required to translate the data/sample required by the subsurface team into an effective wireline logging program, and the modern alternative deployment logging methods that use wireline cables, wireline logging tools, and acquisition systems.
The second part discusses the physical principles and analyses relevant to the deployment of logging tools into a well using a wireline cable, and the iterative process to assess/optimize each logging run planned using forces simulations and modern risk-reduction technologies and techniques.
The attendees will learn about the fundamental concepts of:
- Wireline Logging Operations Planning and Execution process
- Well geometry, trajectory, and fluids for wireline logging operations design
- Selection of suitable logging tools conveyance system and configurations
- Creation of suitable contingency plans for stuck tools and well control events
- Wireline Deployment Risk Management process
- Fundamental physics and analysis of surface and downhole forces resulting from the winch/drum operation, rig-up scheme, well head conditions, well trajectory/tortuosity, toolstring weight/geometry, tools-borehole wall contact, fluid resistance, and formation differential pressure
- Properties and selection criteria of wireline cables, weak points, releasable devices, winch/drum set, and rig-up equipment
- Wireline operations deployment risk-reduction technologies/methods
- Optimization of the logging runs for data completeness/quality and rig time using forces simulations
- Industry regulations and customer/service company operational and contingency policies
Who should attend:
Oil and Gas industry professionals, working for E&P, services, technology, and engineering companies, interested on acquiring a foundational understanding of how wireline logging services are designed and executed to provide complete quality log data and formation/fluid samples without compromising the safety and efficiency of these operations.
Engineers and geoscientists starting careers in the oil industry, and others in non-technical or non-operational roles involved in the selection, purchasing, or management of wireline logging or well intervention services.
Total Duration: 4 Hrs