Basic Drilling for Non-Drilling Engineers - Will Be Rescheduled

Have you wondered what the voluminous number of abbreviations mean, or even stand for, on your company's daily drill reports? Do you feel bewildered & left out, when the talk in the coffee bar centers around a drilling rig having "lost circulation" or having had a "yellow dog" occur last night?

Generally, if a deficiency exists in a person's overall oil & gas experience and/or knowledge level, most of the time it is in the area of drilling. Oilfield Drilling is a very unique function employing unique processes and terminology. This course will cover all of the basic drilling processes from "spud" to rig release, by drilling an imaginary well; but while using drilling reports of an actual well, as a guide. The material will be presented using slides, actual rig pictures, actual rig videos, as well as class questions & answers and white board drawings. Along the way, there will be considerable discussion of (1) common problems encountered while drilling, and their typical solutions, as well as (2) standard drilling equipment and terminology.

The participant should expect to exit the class with a good understanding of the basics of: (1) pre-drilling well design and (2) oilfield drilling operations.

This class should be of interest to anyone in the oil & gas industry, with the exception of experienced drilling personnel.

J. T. (Tommy) Lent, Jr., obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975. He began his career with El Paso Exploration Company (later Meridian Oil/Burlington Resources) in Midland, Texas. He also worked with Parker & Parsley (now Pioneer) and Graham Resources Ltd. His positions have ranged from various production and drilling capacities, Regional Production Manager and Reservoir Engineering Manager. He is currently Executive VP, as well as a partner, of CrownQuest Operating, LLC of Midland, Texas. CrownQuest is an independent drilling and producing oil and gas company, operating about 700 wells, with field offices in Farmington, New Mexico and Coahoma, Texas in addition to the corporate office in Midland. He has had various industry experiences split between operations and reservoir/investment evaluation.

He has been a registered Professional Engineer within the State of Texas since 1982 and a member of the Society of Petroleum engineers since 1972. Mr. Lent is a third generation oilman (his father was a geologist in the Permian Basin since 1950 and his grandfather a geologist in south Louisiana beginning in 1925). Tommy has built and maintained significant relationships and contacts throughout the Permian Basin, Gulf Coast, and South Louisiana areas.

G082132Q Feb 4 - 5 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue,Wed  $430.00
($455.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 4 14.0 Hours

Course Canceled!

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