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HPHT Drilling Operations

Event Type
Aimed at
Drill the Well on a Simulator Workshop
3-5 days

Well or Project Rig Well Delivery Teams

  • Operator Drilling Supervisors and Drilling Engineers

  • Drilling Contractor TPs, Drillers and ADs

  • Mud Loggers,  Mud Engineers, Directional Drillers

Drill your HPHT Well on a Simulator

This DWoS workshop addresses the operational challenges of drilling HPHT wells. The event is typically focused on a specific rig and well project and facilitates team building among rigsite personnel.


Using a blend of theory, practical exercises and drilling simulator sessions, the following aspects of the well delivery program are covered:

  • the HPHT environment

  • well specific operational challenges

  • on-bottom well control refresher

  • trip management and off bottom well control

  • Well Control Equipment for HPHT operations

  • HPHT drilling practices

  • Thermal effects and fingerprinting

The well's earth model, rig operating characteristics are modelled on a high fidelity drilling simulator and the drilling teams work through a range of well-specific challenges.

Welltrain's experienced well control coaches typically provide feedback and well engineering consultancy to assist in the development of the well-specific procedures.   These commonly start the workshops as draft documents; evolving as different challenges are identified and overcome by the rig teams on the simulators.

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