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PESA NSW July 2019 Course

Monday, 8 July, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Friday, 12 July, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Guest Speaker(s): Martin Saunders (STAG)

Martin has over thirty years experience as wellsite geologist and technical training manager. He specializes in wellsite operations and petroleum geology training and has been teaching oilfield courses for twenty-two years. Martin holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in geology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and began his career with EXLOG (now Baker Hughes Inteq) in 1974 and worked at the wellsite before joining the training department of Baker Hughes in the UK in 1982.

PESA NSW Course Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2019

Oil Search is putting on a course on ‘Introduction to Drilling and Wellsite Geology’ to be given by Martin Saunders of  STAG Geological Services Ltd.  The course will run from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July at the Oil Search office in Sydney and is open to up to 5 additional people.

Martin specializes in wellsite operations and training and has been has been teaching oilfield courses for 25 years. He was responsible for internal technical training for Baker Hughes and has run courses for many major operators and service companies.

Introduction to Drilling and Wellsite Geology

Martin Saunders (STAG)

Date & Time:      
Monday 8th – Friday 12th July, 9:30am start.

PESA Members: $2000 (SPE member tickets at PESA prices)

Oil Search’s office, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney

Bookings close by 28th June

Target Audience

•  Wellsite Geologists
•  Operations Geologists
•  Mud Loggers
•  Drilling Engineers
•  MWD Operators
•  Directional Drillers
•  Technical & Support Staff

Course Aims

To provide an introduction to drilling technology and wellsite formation evaluation techniques for those personnel new to the industry or transferring from non-operational roles.

Delegates will learn:

•  About well planning and rig selection
•  About the drillstring, bits, drilling fluids, casing and cementing, completions, well control and directional drilling
•  How wellsite geologists & mudloggers collect & interpret geological & drilling data
•  About Coring, Wireline Logs and MWD Services
•  How to evaluate and describe drill cuttings and oil shows from practical work

WO1: Course Outline

Drilling Technology

Well Planning & Rig Selection
Drilling Equipment & Techniques Drillstring Design & Bit Technology
Drilling Fluids & Well Control
Casing & Cementing
Directional Drilling

Wellsite Geology & Mudlogging

Well Planning & Rig Selection
Evaluation of Drill Cuttings
Gas Detection and Interpretation
Lithology Logs
Safety Monitoring

Formation Evaluation

Well Planning & Rig Selection
Coring Procedures
Wireline Logging
Logging While Drilling
Oil & Gas Show Evaluation
Geosteering Techniques

Drilling Rigs

Land Rigs
Floating Offshore Rigs
Fixed Offshore Platforms

Drilling Technologies

Bit Technology
• Bit Design: Roller Cone & Fixed Cutter
• Drilling Applications
• Formation Evaluation Considerations

BHA Design, Drill Pipe
Hoisting, Rotating, Motion Compensation
Well Control Equipment

Drilling Fluids
• Properties & Specification
• Water Based Systems
• Oil Based Systems
• Synthetic Fluids

Fluid Circulation System
Hydraulics Calculations
Casing & Cementing
Directional Drilling
  • Applications
• Steering Systems
• Formation Evaluation
• Survey Tools /Calcualtions

Drill Returns Logging

Mudlogging Services
Cuttings Recovery
Lag Time Calculations
Depth and ROP Recording
Hydrocarbon Gas Evaluation Total Gas
Enhanced Gas Evaluation
Interpretation of Gas Data

Wellsite Geology

Cuttings Sampling and Preparation
Cuttings Description Clastics
Reporting Procedures
Lithology Logs
Oil & Gas Show Evaluation UV Light and Solvent Tests

Coring Operations

Conventional Coring
Sidewall Cores

Formation Evaluation

Wireline Logging Operations
LWD Operations


Monday, 8 July, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Friday, 12 July, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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    Oil Search
    1 Bligh St
    Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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