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WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE SAID
“Literally within days of attending Merlin ERD’s course, I was able to apply what I’ve learnt in the classroom to a problem we faced on the rig, this helped us avoid instability issues. Whilst tripping out, we had a case of tightening hole but the driller continued to pull regardless. To minimise this, I advised the driller to run back in hole and increase the mud weight before attempting to POOH once again. My suspicions of packing-off were confirmed by the presence of a large amount of cuttings in the shakers. Once the hole was cleaned we successfully pulled out of the well with no issues. This course is a great example of back to basics, re-enforcing essential drilling fundamentals.”
Maria Rubio, Drilling Engineer, Occidental Petroleum
“I recommend this course to anyone drilling laterals of any length, not just definitive ERD. Course material is directly from actual events/wells and real data is presented to illustrate the concepts being taught. It corrects many of the common misconceptions and standard practices being misused in many high angle applications and clarifies hole cleaning mechanics & stuck pipe avoidance in such wells; in both drilling ahead and tripping scenarios. It’s valuable training knowledge for drilling personnel at any decision-making level.”
Jonathan Lawley -Senior Drilling Engineer
Training is essential and is the best investment you will make – we’ve found that understanding is a critical success factor in delivering exceptional performance.
Merlin ERD Training will teach you the critical success factors relevant to any high angle well whilst highlighting the root cause of 80% of downhole problems and how to avoid them. These advanced ERD technologies can be incorporated into standard deviated wells.
Painful experience shows that even the most robust drilling programme can fail through incorrect implementation techniques. Due to the increased challenges and numerous procedural revisions associated with high angle wells, educating personnel on how to identify issues before they become problems is crucial in delivering a successful deviated well.
Our training can be tailored to include engineering modules, project specific risks, drill pipe management or stuck pipe response.
Merlin ERD has found that training key operations personnel in the latest practices is fundamental in delivering operations excellence.
Managing wellbore stability and losses
Variable drilling practices across assets
High turnover of personnel
Our team of highly experienced industry experts will share their knowledge and experience of delivering some of the world’s most challenging ERD and horizontal wells with you.
Operations courses normally last three days and are frequently combined with DWOP, pre-spud or team building events which capitalize on having the team together. Engineering modules covering advance design aspects in ERD can be added.
Course location should be away from the rig to provide the best environment, free of distractions and where practices and challenges can be discussed in detail with experienced personnel who may not have the experience of advanced deviated practices.