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TRAINING

Leaders of the best performing teams have a long-term view, can tell the difference between value and cost and are aware that education is a journey, not a destination.
EDUCATION IS A JOURNEY,
NOT A DESTINATION.

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

2019

13 – 14 Mar 19  – Aberdeen, UK  (FULL)

27– 28 Mar 19 – Aberdeen, UK (FULL)

02 – 04 Apr 19 – KL, MYS (FULL)

13 – 15 May 19 – Houston, TXS BOOK NOW

24 – 26 Sep 19  – Calgary,CAN BOOK NOW

2019 / 2020

22 – 24 Oct 19 – Midland, TXS REGISTER INTEREST

26 – 28 Nov 19 – Aberdeen, UK REGISTER INTEREST

18 – 20 Feb 20 – Abu Dhabi, UAE REGISTER INTEREST

11 – 13 May 20 – Houston, TXS REGISTER INTEREST

22 – 24 Sep 20 – Aberdeen, UK REGISTER INTEREST

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE SAID

“I have been wanting to attend Merlin ERD’s Extended Reach Drilling Engineering and Operations course for 7 years and as soon as the opportunity presented itself, I signed up. It hasn’t disappointed and I’ve been impressed with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of the presenters along with the depth of course material covered. I’m delighted to have finally attended after waiting so long!”

Marten Westink, Senior Drilling Engineer, ONE

Merlin ERD’s Extended Reach Drilling Engineering and Operations course has been on my bucket list for a long time. The instructors clearly know everything ERD and that only comes from expert practical knowledge and experience of the topics we covered during the course.”

Peter Aird, Kingdom Drilling

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.

Multi-well development project from six fixed offshore installations with sub-sea satellite tie-back wells. Challenging high angle hole sections in large hole sizes through unstable shales and depleted zones prone to losses. Drilling performance suffering from multiple lost Bottom Hole Assemblies (BHAs) and significant Non- Productive Time (NPT).
PROBLEM FORMATION, Overcome with ERD Operational Practices
TRAINING CASE STUDY
  • Hole cleaning
  • Tripping
  • Casing running
  • Managing wellbore stability and losses
  • Variable drilling practices across assets
  • High turnover of personnel
THE CHALLENGE
to assist procedural compliance, provide early warning, then avoidance of approaching problem events and advance crew knowledge.
RIG SITE SUPPORT
to deliver objective, consistent high angle drilling best practices.
ENGINEERING SUPPORT
to highlight high angle drilling risks, provide solutions and up-skill team in latest ERD innovations: 358 delegates, from drill crews to senior management, were taught over 26 courses.
TRAINING
Applied Merlin methodology by working closely with the asset teams to provide:
MERLIN SOLUTION
Lost BHAs
No
Casing and liners to minimum acceptable depth
All

 

First well delivered 80 days ahead of plan
80 days
Estimated cost saving
$219M
Reduction in NPT (through trouble interval only)
86%
Sustained performance improvement as illustrated below:
MERLIN ADDED VALUE
NPT reduction and cost savings are conservative estimates as gains were realised outside the trouble interval

COURSE INFORMATION

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.

WANT TO BE THE BEST?  CALL +44 1738 627922