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Diploma in Well Engineering & Completion Engineering
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Diploma Objectives:

This 3-month Well Engineering & Completion Engineering Diploma affiliated by Persian Gulf University is meticulously tailored for both recent graduates and experienced professionals aiming to carve out successful careers in the dynamic field of drilling & Completion.

This intensive three-month program is strategically crafted to provide a holistic learning experience, seamlessly integrating practical applications with indispensable software knowledge. This comprehensive program ensures that participants not only grasp theoretical concepts but also gain hands-on experience, preparing them for the dynamic challenges of the industry.


Open Doors to a World of Opportunity - No Matter Your Background! There are no as such prerequisites for the program. The program starts from scratch and progresses to advanced concepts. This inclusive approach ensures that the program is accessible to anyone, be it a recent graduate or a seasoned working professional.

Join us, regardless of your background, and embark on a transformative journey where we guide you through the essentials and complexities of well engineering and completion, empowering you to thrive in the program and succeed in the field.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will emerge with a well-rounded skill set, equipped to handle the complexities and challenges of well-engineered and completion, from technical intricacies to project management proficiency.

  • Fundamental Understanding of drilling & completion: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in drilling and completion engineering, serving as the basis for advanced knowledge acquisition.
  • Safety Protocols in Well Engineering: Acquire a thorough knowledge of safety protocols and best practices specific to well engineering, ensuring a secure working environment for all operational aspects.
  • Fundamental Understanding of drilling & completion: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in drilling and completion engineering, serving as the basis for advanced knowledge acquisition.
  • Well Engineering Design: Master the skills to formulate effective well engineering designs, taking into account geological, geophysical, and reservoir parameters to optimize drilling and completion processes.
  • Fundamental Understanding of drilling & completion: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in drilling and completion engineering, serving as the basis for advanced knowledge acquisition.
  • Casing and Cementing Design: Explore advanced techniques in casing and cementing design, ensuring mastery in achieving structural integrity, wellbore isolation, and reservoir protection.
  • Well Trajectory and Directional Drilling: Gain proficiency in well trajectory and directional drilling, mastering the ability to control wellbore paths for enhanced reservoir access and production optimization. 
  • Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) and High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) Operations: Develop specialized knowledge in extended reach drilling techniques, allowing for exploration and exploitation of reservoirs over extended distances. Understand the unique challenges and considerations in high-pressure, high-temperature drilling scenarios.
  • Drilling and Completion Challenges: Identify, analyse, and devise solutions for various challenges encountered in drilling and completion operations. This includes addressing bore hole problems, mitigating stuck pipe incidents, and understanding well costing intricacies.
  • Project Management: Acquire skills in project management related to drilling and completion operations, encompassing effective planning, resource allocation, and timely execution to ensure successful project outcomes.

Topics to be covered: 

1. Basic Drilling Concepts:

  • Video Demonstration of Drilling process
  • Practical Demonstration of how drilling process fits into Oil & gas Company Well Delivery Process

2. Rig Equipment, Safety & Designing

  • Type of Rigs
  • Hoisting, Circulating, and Rotating Equipment
  • Pressure Control Equipment
  • Rig sizing
  • Derrick Capacity and substructure, Total Power Requirements

3. Geomechanics for Drilling & Completion

  • Wellbore stresses
  • Drilling Applications
  • Extended Leak Off Test
  • Wellbore breakouts and breakdowns
  • LOT Graph
  • Mini- frac test
  • Bit founder point
  • Drilling Fluid Applications
  • Rock stress and NPT
  • Drilling mud windows
  • Formation instability & swelling
  • Caving & stuck pipes
  • Geomechanical pre drill assessment
  • Wellbore strengthening & Cementing
  • The three theories
  • Stress cage theory, concept and application
  • Property requirements for material
  • Plugged Zone theory -Strength ring theory
  • Pressure containment & lost circulation
  • Fracturing Technology Applications
  • Fracturing background
  • Overburden & tectonic stresses
  • Closure stress at pay zone
  • Acid versus proppant fracturing simulator & model building
  • Job sequence
  • Diagnostic fluid injection test

4. Drill String & BHA Design

  • Component, Function, selection criteria for BHA
  • Non Std BHA component, drilling jars type selection
  • Drill string design criteria, vibration and examples
  • API 7RS, 7, 5D international reference as well as multinational manual

5.Casing Designing

  • Casing Seat Selection Philosophy for Onshore/offshore
  • Kick tolerance significance and evaluation methods
  • Casing Function, type, properties, connection, Liner application
  • Casing/Liner Design, How to Analyze different loads (Burst, Collapse, tension), and combinations. Biaxial, Triaxial, Safety Factor, Design Factor
  • Well Engineering Software to design casings with Practical Example
  • International references for casing Design API5CT & International company manual will be shared.

6.Cementing Designing

  • Functions of Cementing, additives, slurry testing, cementing hardware
  • Behind casing/Liner cementation calculation with examples
  • Cement Plug application calculation with example
  • Determine quality of cement behind casing cement bond evaluation example
  • International references for cementing API, 10A, 10F & International company manual will be shared

7.Mud Engineering

  • Functions of Mud, selection criteria, and Additives & testing
  • Drilling Fluid properties, problems & Control
  • Rig setup for fluid as well as solid control equipment
  • International references for drilling mud: API, 13A & international company manual will be shared.

8.Drilling Hydraulics

  • Pressure Losses, pump outlets
  • Hydraulic Fundamentals & Flow Types and Regimes
  • Bit hydraulics optimization by software as well as calculation demonstration
  • International Company manual will be shared

9.Hole Problems (Stuck Pipe, lost Circulation)

  • Determine In-situ stress, rock properties, rock failure, stress around wellbore
  • Stuck Pipe-Mechanism, prevention technique in planning/execution
  • Loss Circulation, Reasons, Prevention technique in Planning/ execution
  • Fishing, tools, calculation
  • HPHT, Salt, Hydrate, ERD, Sinkhole Challenges and solutions
  • All multinational co-manuals will be provided

10.Well Control

  • Reasons for costing, factors that affected cost time estimate
  • Authorization for expenditure AFE practical calculation
  • Reference’s manual will be provided 

11.Directional Drilling Operations and Tools

  • Reasons, Coordinate System, UTM, References Directions
  • Planning considerations, type of profile, tools and capability
  • Dogleg severity, trajectory calculation, and anticollision
  • API 7RG international reference as well as multinational manual

12.Offshore Drilling

  • Floating drilling rigs and equipment
  • Unique challenges of deepwater
  • Shallow hazards
  • Deepwater planning cycle
  • Subsea BOP equipment
  • Subsea well control issues
  • Casing considerations in deepwater using excel
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Subsea operations and well components
  • Drilling fluid challenges in deepwater
  • Relief well planning and subsea well abandonment
  • Managed Pressure Drilling basics
  • Well trajectory and design
  • Casing and cementing techniques
  • Rig selection, hydraulic design, and well costing

13.Extended Reach Drilling

  • Unique differences to conventional wells
  • Well Design & Planning Considerations for ERD Wells
  • Operational Aspects in executing ERD wells
  • ERD Strategies
  • Special challenges in cementing in terms of ERD
  • Specialty tools for ERD
  • Completion & Workover for ERD wells
  • Example ERD Wells
  • Best practices
  • New technology
  • HPHT wells

14. Well Completion

  • Fundamentals of Well completion
  • Procedure, Operations & Components
  • DownHole Equipment -Identify the functionality -Recognize the full suite of equipment
  • Wellhead and Christmas Tree
  • Difference between wellheads and Christmas trees
  • Describe the functions of a wellhead
  • Identifying the various annuli and various seals
  • Function of a Christmas tree
  • Identify the various valves and their functions
  • API Standards -Identifications
  • Differences between API connections and premium connections
  • Packers
  • Function of a packer
  • Packer setting methods
  • Mechanical components of packers
  • Method of categorizing packers
  • Main options for connecting the tubing to the packer
  • Tubing
  • Description and connection selection criteria
  • Physical basis for tubing length changes
  • Calculate a simple tubing length change
  • Characteristics of a tubing string, including weight/internal
  • Results from a torque/turn chart
  • Metallurgy, and associated properties
  • Safety Valves
  • Components of a landing nipple
  • Lock mandrel system
  • Function of a safety valve
  • A surface controlled and a subsurface controlled valve
  • Conditions where a safety valve should be placed
  • Accessories & Well Data
  • Wireline re-entry guides
  • Blast joints
  • Flow couplings
  • Incorporating equipment
  • Identify areas
  • requiring review
  • Reservoir data
  • Fluid data
  • Results from a torque/turn chart 

Benefits of joining:

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  • Diploma Certification: Obtain diploma certificate in Well Engineering & Completion From Persian Gulf University
  • Quality Education: Experience high-quality education that ensures a valuable learning journey.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from our dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced instructors, providing mentorship in your chosen field.
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  • Proven Track Record: Our graduates consistently achieve their career aspirations and make substantial industry contributions, reflecting the effectiveness of an Edvantage Learning education.
  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Our programs are designed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel.