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Aberdeen, UK Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course

March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021

ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course

09 – 11 Mar 21 – Aberdeen, UK

Course Overview

Painful experience has shown 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. Merlin ERD has found that training key operations personnel in the latest practices is fundamental in delivering an excellence in operations consistent to that programmed. With many years of experience, we recommend teaching this course over 3 days.

Who Should Attend?

• Drilling Managers
• Drilling Superintendents
• Drilling & Completions Engineers
• Supervisors
• Tool Pushers
• Directional Drillers & Mud Engineers
• Senior Rig & Service Personnel

What Will I Learn?

• How to determine the maximum reach from your location
• Key planning considerations to delivering trouble free wells
• Root cause of problems encountered in high angle wells
• Identifying minimum equipment specifications for ERD projects
• What others are doing around the world to assure success
• Latest tools and techniques used to reliably deliver ERD projects
• How to minimise downtime due to 3rd party tools

Day 1

• Introduction & objectives
• Industry achievements
• Critical differences to low angle wells
• Hole cleaning
• Torque, drag & buckling
• Rig equipment & drill pipe

Day 2

• Tripping & back-reaming practices
• Connection practices
• Hole condition monitoring
• Hydraulics & ECD management
• Swab & surge
• Wellbore stability

Day 3

• Casing installation & cementing
• Casing wear
• Trajectory planning
• Bit & BHA selection
• Drilling dysfunction
• Stuck pipe avoidance


£2,295 GBP per delegate subject to UK (VAT) Value Added Tax where applicable
Numbers are limited to 30 attendees and are booked on a first come, first serve basis with full payment required to secure a place.

Group Bookings

Discounts are available for organisations booking three (3) or more delegates on the same course.  If you have specific requirements, Merlin ERD has designed speciality courses specifically targeted at our client’s needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Course Details

Date: 09 – 11 Mar 21

Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Merlin Contact

Pam Conway – Training Manager

Phone: +44 1738 627 922



March 9, 2021
March 11, 2021


Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Pam Conway – Training Manager
+44 1738 627 922