High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)

  • Drill the well on paper
  • Planning ahead
  • Procedures for the drilling operation and for well control procedures including lessons learnt and guidelines for HP/HT wells
  • Introductions to the recognised well control methods (Drillers Method, Bullheading, stripping and volumetric well control etc.)
  • Introduction to signals on the surface caused by influx in the well
  • Capacities and procedures for the specific well
  • Gas handling on the surface
  • Combating hydrate formation problems in the choke manifold
  • Operational case exercises
  • Subcontractors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Subcontractor presentations
  • Oil company presentations
  • Oilfield terminology
  • Enhancing the team approach to meet the common goal
  • The detailed contents are negotiated to suit the client’s specifications
  • To create an environment where team members challenge existing HP/HT practices and procedures and suggest or develop new ones that will enhance operational performance and safety
  • Identify and eliminate activities that have the potential to increase drilling risks
  • Openly discuss issues that impact on operational performance