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Innova Well Planning, Surveying, Drilling and Engineering Training Course

Day 1

  • Introduction and objectives
  • Introduction and background to Directional Drilling and Wellbore Surveying
  • Directional Drilling and Wellbore Surveying theory and case study examples
  • Well Planning and Directional drilling examples performed in Innova‚Äôs Well-Seeker Pro
    • Including creating targets ranging from point to polygon, Casing input, Lithology Input, generation of Well Plans, Surveys & Sidetracks
    • Well planning output reports including planning / survey, plot generation and output

Day 2

  • Anti-collision theory
    • Survey tool error models, confidence levels, Anti-collision tools
  • Innova Well Seeker Pro anti-collision example
    • Output reports including Error Ellipse and Anti-collision
  • Torque & Drag and Buckling
    • Innova Engineering T&D example
  • Hole Cleaning considerations
  • Hydraulics and ECD management
  • Surge and Swab
    • Innova Engineering Hydraulics example

Day 3

  • Survey management and survey accuracy
  • Enhancing survey accuracy and methods of correction
    • SAG / Shor Collar / MSA
    • Use of Geomagnetic models BGGM and HDGM
  • Innova Engineering survey correction example
  • Case study well example and exercise
  • Final session wrap up and Q&A

Delegates will learn:

  • Directional drilling and surveying theory
  • Anti-collision theory, considerations and how to perform calculations
  • Torque and Drag and Hydraulics theory, considerations and how to perform calculations
  • Survey accuracy considerations and methods of correction
  • The use of industry software to perform planning, drilling and engineering functions

Who should attend:

  • Trainee Directional drillers
  • MWD / Gyro engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Well Planners
  • RTOC Operatives

Cost: $2,995. This price includes:

  • the full 3 days teaching
  • a copy of course training material
  • refreshments & lunch daily
  • networking evening

In addition, all delegates will receive:

  • A single user 3-month license for Innova Well Seeker Pro and Innova Engineering software
  • The option to purchase extended license at discounted rates.


Courses to be run on selected dates in Aberdeen, Houston and Dubai. Courses available at customer location on request.

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