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Advanced Drill String Mechanics

Course Objectives

  • Reinforce your knowledge in drill string mechanics by using advanced technologies and real case studies (using DrillScan's WellScan proprietary software)

  • Get a solid theoretical background on Torque & Drag & Buckling

  • Gain an understanding on Casing Wear and Fatique and their impacts on the well architecture and drill pipe

  • Enhance drill string design through analysis of possible failure due to vibrations

  • Learn how to derive appropriate friction factors and hole overgauges through a post-analysis process

Who should attend the course:
Asset managers, drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, directional drilling engineers
Attendees are required to bring their laptop.

Course Overview

  • Day 1 - Drilling Basics and fundamentals

  • Day 2 - Torque & Drag: Theoritical background and understanding of Torque & Drag

  • Day 3 - Buckling/Casing Wear/Fatique: Calculation of critical buckling load, Buckling Severity Index; Drill string vibrations

  • Day 4 - Torque & Drag & Buckling software: Pre-analysis and post-analysis

General Advice

  • Day 3 evening - Networking and dinner @ Glasshouse Restaurant in Edinburgh

  • Day 5 evening - Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Dungeon tour

  • Attendees are required to bring their laptop. 

  • Each participant will have the possibility to use DrillScan Drilling Software Platform after the training.

  • Visa application, accommodation and transportation, contact us at or

Course Duration: 5 days | Venue: Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Dates: 13 - 17 May 2019

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