Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) Last Updated: 2 months ago Mentor: Edvantage Learning
Extended Reach Drilling (ERD)
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About the course:
Welcome to the world of Extended Reach Drilling (ERD), a specialized field of drilling engineering that pushes the boundaries of well construction to access hydrocarbon reservoirs from extended distances. This course is your gateway to mastering the intricacies of ERD, where we will explore innovative techniques, advanced technologies, and best practices that enable the drilling of highly deviated and horizontal wells. In the oil and gas industry, ERD has become increasingly vital for tapping into reserves that were once considered out of reach. As we embark on this journey, you will gain a deep understanding of ERD principles, equipment, challenges, and the applications that have revolutionized the industry. Whether you are a seasoned drilling professional looking to enhance your expertise or a newcomer eager to explore this exciting field, This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in ERD projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • ERD Fundamentals: Understand the core principles and terminology of Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) and its significance in the oil and gas industry.
  • Well Planning: Develop comprehensive ERD well plans, considering geological, geo mechanical and drilling parameters, while evaluating feasibility and risk factors.
  • Drilling Techniques and Tools: Familiarize with ERD-specific drilling techniques, equipment, and technologies, such as rotary steerable systems and downhole tools.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks associated with ERD and develop strategies for risk mitigation and safety protocols.
  • Wellbore Hydraulics: Calculate and optimize wellbore hydraulics and drilling fluid properties for ERD wells, including managing fluid losses and gains.
  • Directional Drilling: Gain proficiency in directional drilling methods and surveying techniques for accurate well trajectory control.
  • Project Management: Learn ERD project management principles, including cost estimation, scheduling, and resource allocation, and emphasize effective team communication.
  •  Geomechanics and Wellbore Stability: Analyze wellbore stability and geo mechanical challenges in ERD drilling, implementing mitigation strategies.
  •  Case Studies and Simulations: Analyze real-world ERD case studies and participate in drilling simulations to apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios
  • Regulatory Compliance: Understand and adhere to local, national, and international regulations and environmental considerations relevant to ERD drilling.

Duration: 5+ hours

Prerequisites: For freshmen, a relevant educational background, basic math skills, and Computer literacy is required. Professionals should ideally have industry experience and technical knowledge, along with strong math skills. Familiarity with industry software is a plus for both groups.

Topics to be covered:

  • Unique differences to conventional wells
  • Well Design & Planning Considerations for ERD Wells
  • Operational Aspects in executing ERD wells
  • Directional Drilling Strategies
  • Special challenges in cement
  • Specialty tools for ERD
  • Completion & Workover for ERD wells
  • Example: ERD Wells
  • Best practices
  • New Technology