Most of the earth’s surface is covered by the sea and majority of the sea is described as deepwater. However only relatively restricted surface area underlain by continental plate can be considered as prospective for hydrocarbons. Although fields found in shallow water can be found in deepwater, the influence of deepwater environment on the petroleum system suggests that there is little reason to expect better quality reservoirs or larger accumulations in deepwater than in shallow water. Despite this, there remains considerable areas of deepwater with potential to contain entrapped hydrocarbons that have not been explored. This course will teach delegates skills and knowledge to potentially tap resources found in deepwater. The trainer will teach essential skills needed to be well versed with deepwater geoscience that is important in the exploration process.
Who Should Attend
Personnel engaged in Deepwater or complex well’s drilling projects.
1. Well design
3. Petroleum Reservoir
5. Geology & Geoscience
*Pre-requisites: 2-3 years basic to intermediate knowledge of offshore drilling
Key Learning Points
- Deliver the awareness required for a multidisciplinary team’s skill-set to be developed to enable the practical design, engineering and safe drilling operation of a deepwater well.
- Develop the knowledge required to recognise and analyse the difficulties, challenges and opportunities that exist in deepwater drilling, design, execution and how to mitigate operations risks to as low as reasonably practicable.
- Equip participants with the required tools to evaluate, organize, plan, implement and control a deepwater well’s drilling operating process from the project start to its end.