SPEI: Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling

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This course will provide a solid introductory learning platform for MPD, and is appropriate for those who are new to the industry.

With most of the easy wells already drilled, MPD technique helps in drilling the wells with less non productive time and in some cases drill previously undrillable wells.

Topics Covered

  • What is MPD?
  • Objectives of Drilling MPD
  • MPD Variations
  • Drilling Fluid Systems
  • Surface Equipment for MPD Operations
  • Completing MPD Wells
  • HSE Issues
  • Limitations
  • Costs
  • The Future
  • Case Histories

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn variations involved in managed pressure drilling operations; understand the safety and operational aspects of a managed pressure drilling project, and be able to make an informed selection of all equipment required to carry out a managed pressure drilling operation.

Who Should Attend

This is an introductory Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) course and is appropriate for individuals that are new to the MPD industry or anyone that would like to expand their drilling knowledge.


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


A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org.

See main registration page for member and non member pricing.

Location: The Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop
8111 Kirby Drive
Houston , Texas 77054

Date: May 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - May 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.