Wellbarrier Training

Training Courses

Our Training courses

Wellbarrier training courses are intended for users who need to know well integrity fundamentals and to be proficient in using Wellbarrier Illustration Tool. All courses are conducted as classroom training where we combine theory with practical problem solving.

WB 1 – Norsok D-010 Terminology and principles (1 day)>

Introduction to the Norsok D-010 standard; structure, principles and how to find useful information.

Objectives

Give the participants the understanding of how Norsok D-010 rev. 4 dated June 2013 is built, and explain the main principles. Following the course the participant shall be able to readily use the standard to find answers to fundamental requirements and best practises through the lifecycle of the well.

Brief description of the course

The course gives a detailed introduction to the philosophy and structure of the “Norsok D-010 Well integrity in drilling and well operations” standard. A part of the day is spent on group exercises addressing common issues and using the standard to solve the tasks. The course is compliant with the same named module as described in section 4 in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Recommended Guideline for well integrity (recommendation 117),  rev. 4.

Participants

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in well integrity should have the recommended training. Examples of who may be required to have this training are as follows:

  1. Production operation personnel offshore (including OIM, production supervisors, control room operators, technicians and senior technicians)
  2. Production operation personnel onshore (incl. Ops sup, production engineers, production technologies, HSE personnel)
  3. Drilling/completion/intervention engineers (including drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent);
  4. Rig contractors like drillers and tool pushers
  5. Service-company engineers and operators with delegated responsibilities in well integrity

It is recommended that management and engineers responsible for Well Integrity should be trained.

Agenda

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Evolution and structure of Norsok D-010 
    History, document structure and relation to industry (Norwegian oil and gas) and authorities (PSA)
  • 09:30 – 10:15 Well barrier definition and principles 
    Description of terminology and methodology to establish a two barrier envelope system for well activities is reviewed
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Group exercise 
    The participants gets to define barrier envelopes for various well scenarios
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Requirements to well barriers
    What is required for a well barrier and well barrier elements to fulfil their function through qualification and monitoring
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Well design
    What are the fundamental requirements that needs to be taken into consideration when planning well integrity
  • 12:45 – 13:15 Documenting well integrity
    Administrative routines and practises used to document how well integrity is established and maintained
  • 13:15 – 13:30 Well barrier schematics
    .Practical use and benefits of using well barrier schematics
  • 13:30 – 15:15 Group work
    .Practical use of D-010 Standard to find best practises
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Summary
    Answers to the group work, discussions

WB 2 – Well integrity in the well life cycle for drilling and well engineers (1 day)>

This course addresses fundamental principles and how these are applied in the life cycle of the well. Emphasis is placed on details in design, installation, operation, intervention and P&A of the wells.

Objectives

Give the participants an understanding of details when establishing well integrity measures. Following the course the participant shall be able to define and prepare the necessary barrier elements and envelopes.

Brief description of the course

The course gives a more in depth introduction to well integrity fundamentals and the parameters and equipment involved in setting up appropriate well integrity arrangements in the design of the well as well as taking into consideration particular features and need for drilling, completion production and P&A. The course is compliant with day 1 of the Well Integrity fundamentals as described in section 4 in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Recommended Guideline for well integrity (recommendation 117),  rev. 4.

Participants

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in well integrity should have the recommended training:

  1. Drilling/completion/intervention engineers (including drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent).
  2. Rig contractors like drillers and tool pushers.
  3. Service-company engineers and operators with delegated responsibilities in well integrity.

It is recommended that management responsible for well integrity should be trained.

Agenda

  • 09:00 – 09:45 Recap of well barrier definition and principles
    Refresh and more detailed perspective on terminology - methodology to establish a two barrier envelope system for well activities.
  • 09:45 – 11:00 Well design
    More detailed presentation of requirements that needs to be taken into consideration when planning well integrity.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Well barriers for drilling activities 
    Particular features and considerations for drilling activities is presented and discussed.
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Well barriers for completion activities
    Particular features and considerations for completion activities is presented and discussed.
  • 12:45 – 13:15 Well barriers for abandonment activities 
    Particular features and considerations for abandonment activities is presented and discussed.
  • 13:15 – 13:45 Roles and responsibility 
    Roles are described in a generic manner for the different stakeholders involved in a well activity.
  • 13:45 – 14:15 Handover of wells

WB 3 – Norsok D-010 Well integrity fundamentals for production>

Introduction to the two well barrier philosophy using Norsok D-010 as a basis, with emphasis on understanding of the well architecture below the wellhead, as well as the significance of monitoring and operation of the well.

Objectives

Give the participants an insight into details of importance when monitoring and maintaining well integrity measures. Following the course the participant shall be able to understand the well architecture and take necessary initial steps in monitoring of barrier elements and envelopes.

Brief description of the course

The course gives an introduction to basic well integrity fundamental, an in depth introduction to how wells are constructed, and the parameters and methods used to monitor well integrity arrangements through the life cycle of the well. The participants are given examples and asked to solve issues based on the material from the lectures. The course is compliant with day 2 of the Well integrity fundamentals as described in section 4 in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Recommended Guideline for well integrity (recommendation 117), rev. 4.

Participants

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in supervising and monitoring the wells integrity should have the recommended training:

  1. Production operation personnel offshore (including OIM, production supervisors, control room operators, technicians and senior technicians).
  2. Production operation personnel onshore (incl. Operations supervisors, production engineers, production technologies, HSE personnel).

Agenda

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Recap of well barrier definition and principles 
    Refresh terminology and methodology to establish a two barrier envelope system for well activities.
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Requirements to well barriers 
    What is required for a well barrier and well barrier elements to fulfil their function through qualification and monitoring.
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Introduction to principles and equipment used for construction of wells
    Description of how production well/injection wells are constructed with description of typical components (well/casing design, cement, fluids, drilling, completion and production equipment).
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 13:30 Introduction to principles 
    Continuation of the above and equipment used for construction of wells.
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Quiz
    Questions relating to well construction.
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Well integrity during production activities
    Particular focus on monitoring and periodic testing of well components.
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Roles and responsibility
    Roles are described in a generic manner for the different stakeholders involved in a well activity.
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Handover of wells
    Content of documentation to be prepared, design, certificate, diagrams, operational constraints.

WB 4 – Well barrier principles and making well barrier schematics (1 day)>

Introduction to the two barrier philosophy using Norsok D-010 as a basis, with emphasis on making Well Barrier Schematics in a consistent manner. The course is offered with use of the Wellbarrier Illustration Tool or using generic drawing tools.

Objectives

Give the participants an understanding of the fundamental principles and thereafter to prepare well barrier schematics and produce these in a consistent manner. Following the course the participant shall be able to create well barrier schematics from a template or from scratch by use of the Wellbarrier Illustration Tool and make this truly well specific.

Brief description of the course

The course gives the participants a fundamental insight into how to draw and establish appropriate well barrier envelopes for common well activity situations.  In order to correctly make well barrier illustrations it is important that the user has acquired a fundamental understanding of how to define and implement well barrier, both for primary and secondary well barrier definition. The principles are based on the independent two barrier philosophy as stated in Norsok D-010 rev. 4, but will also be applicable to users who do not necessarily subscribe to the Norsok principles.

Participants

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in well Integrity should have the recommended training:

  1. Drilling/completion/intervention engineers.
  2. Drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent.
  3. Personnel responsible for verification of well barrier schematics.

Agenda

  • 09:00 – 09:15 Well barrier terminology and principles
    Description of terminology and methodology to establish a two barrier envelope system for well activities is reviewed.
  • 09:15 – 10:00 Group exercise
    The participants gets to define barrier envelopes for various well scenarios.
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Well barrier
    Practical use and benefits of using well barrier schematics schematics.
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Well design
    Description of well design details to be considered (formation pressure, casing design, cementing, plug setting).
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 13:30 The Wellbarrier Illustration Tool
    Introduction to the solution and its structure, features and functionality.
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Drawing principles
    Fundamental principles to draw illustrations in a correct manner are presented.
  • 14:15 – 16:00 Make your own illustrations
    The participants practises live on the Wellbarrier Illustration Tool, get familiar with principal functionality and make drawings from scratch.

WB 5 – Well integrity - Advanced definition of well barriers (1 day)>

This course goes into more details on particular issues and more challenging barrier definition scenarios. Requires that the participants has fundamental understanding of well barrier definitions.

Objectives

Give the participants the reasoning for how to prepare well barrier schematics for special well activity situations and produce these in a consistent manner. Following the course the participant shall be able to prepare well barrier schematics with appropriate qualification and monitoring descriptions.

Brief description of the course

The course gives the participants an advanced approach into how to draw and establish appropriate well barrier envelopes for more complex well situations. We will use the Wellbarrier Illustration Tool to make examples, but the benefit of the course and the principles can be used with any type of drawing platform.

Participants

Personnel directly responsible and or involved in well Integrity should have the recommended training. Examples of who may be required to have this training are as follows:

  1. Drilling/completion/intervention engineers (including drilling supervisor and drilling superintendent);

It is recommended that management responsible for well integrity should be trained.

Agenda

  •  09:00 – 09:45 Well barrier definition and principles
    Description of terminology and methodology to establish a two barrier envelope system for well activities is reviewed definition and principles.
  • 09:45 – 10:30 Well design
    Description of well design details to be considered (formation pressure, casing design, cementing, plug setting). Significance of formation strength for different purposes.
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Drilling issues
    Shallow gas, how to deal with this from a two barrier position Casing cement, the importance is illustrated and discussed Side track, effect on barriers when side tracking.
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:45 – 13:30 Completion issues
    Gas lift, challenges and solutions.
  • 13:30 – 14:15 Production issues
    Monitoring requirements Shut in wells, responses following anomaly.
  • 14:15 – 14:45 P&A issues
    Cement plugs, requirements to setting of plugs External and internal isolation requirements.
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Well categorization
    How to classify different well situations.
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Well barrier schematics
    Special considerations when using well barrier schematics.

Customer customized classes>

All our courses can be customized for different working groups, and theme from the various courses can be combined as needed.

We recommend max 12 persons per course.