CANCELLED - SPEI: Introduction to Underbalanced Drilling

Course Description

With the increased use of advanced drilling technologies such as underbalanced drilling, there is a need to train all personnel to ensure that the project is completed safely and successfully. Topics covered include: Objectives of drilling underbalanced, Technique selection, Drilling Fluid Systems, Reservoir Studies,Surface equipment for UBD operations, Completing underbalanced drilled wells. HSE Issues, Limitations, Advantages of underbalanced drilling, and Case histories.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a knowledge of the integrated technologies involved in underbalanced drilling operations; understand the operation of an underbalanced drilling project; and be able to make an informed selection of all equipment required to carry out an underbalanced drilling operation.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for all personnel involved in underbalanced drilling operations, including on- and offshore management, wellsite engineers, wellsite supervisors and operations engineers involved in the project.


0.8 (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Location: Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075
Houston , Texas 77042

Date: Oct. 21, 2010, 8 a.m. - Oct. 21, 2010, 5 p.m.