Course Outline

Course Outline

Measurement While Drilling (MWD) & Logging While Drilling (LWD): Tools and Data Evaluation

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
OG 008 16 - 20 Sep 2019 Toronto 5500 Register
OG 008 16 - 20 Dec 2019 London 5000 Register

Measurement While Drilling (MWD) & Logging While Drilling (LWD): Tools and Data Evaluation

Introduction

A drilling rig is used to create a borehole (also called well or wellbore) in the earth's sub-surface in order to extract natural resources. During such drilling, data is acquired from the drilling rig sensors for a range of purposes. The term MWD refers to directional-drilling measurements, e.g., for decision support for the smooth operation of the drilling, while LWD refers to measurements concerning the geological formation made while drilling. LWD is a technique of conveying well logging tools into the well borehole as part of the bottom hole assembly (BHA).

Proclad Academy’s MWD & LWD Tools and Data Evaluation training course is designed to familiarise engineers with all MWD and LWD tools used by the oil and gas industry. This training focuses on the data extracted from the tools, the Log Quality Control (LQC) of the data before it is used for processing, and the full data evaluation in all related engineering of the reservoirs, reserve estimates, monitoring, and other related valuations. The training will also give the essentials of the vocabulary and methods of logging technology for oilfields.

The key features of Proclad Academy’s MWD & LWD Tools and Data Evaluation training course are:

  • Decision-support to monitor and manage the smooth operation of drilling
  • Make detailed records (or well log) of the geologic formations penetrated by a borehole
  • Generate operations statistics and performance benchmarks such that improvements can be identified
  • Provide well planners with accurate historical operations-performance data with which to perform statistical risk analysis for future well operations
Learning Objectives

Upon attendance to Proclad Academy’s MWD & LWD Tools and Data Evaluation training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what are the MWD and LWD tools
  • Decide on what tools to use and what data set should be acquired
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elements of all MWD and LWD tools
  • Design and select appropriate surface and downhole equipment and other tool sets to drill the well horizontally or vertically
  • Design and plan the navigator to drill few thousand meters of the hole section and reaching the target within few feet
  • Find the exact width of the reservoir and make the best plan for the well
  • Make the best reserve estimates
Target Audience

Proclad Academy’s MWD & LWD Tools and Data Evaluation training course is primarily aimed at Engineers at different levels from the Oil & Gas companies, Contractors and Service companies. It is also beneficial for Drilling engineers, and those who have a background of Petroleum engineering, Petrophysics, Physics, and other Engineering portfolios.

Training Methodology

Proclad Academy’s MWD & LWD Tools and Data Evaluation training course is based on adult learning concepts. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; captivating PowerPoint slides with videos/movies to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning; ample time for Q&A; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a fun learning environment.

As an added benefit, participants will have the opportunity to submit their concerns and questions about the topics within one month after the course via email, free of charge.

Course Outline
  • What is MWD
  • Basic tools; density, neutron
  • Resistivity tools
  • Auxiliary tools
  • Other tools required to use
  • Images extracted for support
  • Examples
  • Class exercise
  • Acoustic tools
  • Basic and advanced data from acoustic
  • Formation identification
  • Basics on the NMR
  • Examples
  • Class exercise
  • Planning the kickoff points
  • Follow up with the model and real data
  • Evaluation of drilling data
  • Evaluation of the mud logging data
  • Reading the images
  • Decisions to correct
  • Landing angle, depth and others
  • Designs comparison
  • Reservoir Navigation
  • LWD tools
  • LWD basics
  • How to pick the right tool sets
  • Other equipment required
  • Managing operation
  • Reading images
  • Data evaluation
  • Examples
  • Parameters to process the data
  • Data basic evaluation
  • Tools combination
  • Drilling and mud data
  • Examples
  • Exercise in class
  • Decline curve analysis
  • Quiz – end of session
  • Evaluation