In this WellSharp course, students will be engaged throughout the 20 fully animated lessons and will gain a thorough understanding of topics like gas migration, identifying kicks, fracturing, and the drilling circulating system. The training is designed for operators, contractors, and service company personnel to further grasp drilling and well control fundamentals.
Learn the Well Control Methods that can be used to remove a kick from the well when shut-in. These methods include circulating and non-circulating: Driller's Method, Wait & Weight Method, Volumetric Method, and Lubricate & Bleed Method. This short course is included in the full Introduction to Drilling Operations course.
In this lesson, you will learn about Lost Circulation. The Drilling Window will be covered along with a brief overview of pressures that are and are not within your control, like Hydrostatic pressure, formation pressure, and fracture pressure. Drilling mud, casing, and cement are also discussed in relation to Lost Circulation.
In this short lesson, you will look at how pulling pipe out of the well too fast can induce a kick by negatively impacting bottomhole pressure, and how running pipe into the well too quickly can possibly fracture the formation creating a loss of fluid.
As part of the overall drilling operation, casing and cement slurry are critical components of well control. This lesson will introduce downhole and cement pumping operations, along with hydrostatic pressure, friction pressure, and bottom-hole pressure (BHP).