|Prerequisites for Module|
Access to this module is limited to students sponsored by Shell.
Normally a UK 2.2 honours degree or above, or equivalent, in Engineering or a related discipline.
Proficiency in English language for academic purposes, IELTS score of 6.5 or above.
Qualification through previous relevant industry experience may be considered.
Aims of Module
The module aims to develop the principles and theories in managing well engineering and construction operations. Students will be able to use these principles in the design concepts involved in the modern drilling operations and well engineering.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Modern well design: introduction to drilling and operations management.
Well planning, design and construction: well planning process, preliminary and detailed well design, drilling programme, pre-spud meetings, operational supervision and control.
HSE management: personal safety hazards, procedure, the causes of incidents, incident reporting and analysis, HSE management systems.
Drilling and petroleum cost: drilling costs and field development economics, cost elements, cost estimates, budget.
Contract management: introduction, the preparation phase, tender, contract documents, equipment management.
|Legislation and regulations of drilling operations. |
Advanced technologies: technology management and planning, underbalanced drilling, TTRD, CTD, ERD.
Drilling equipment and tools and rig selection and design considerations. Wells software.
Drilling problems and hazards: causes, indicators, implications, prevention and control.
Risk assessment: HAZID, PUWER, LOLER.
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
This is a lecture based module supplemented by tutorials, practical work and case studies supplemented by industrial visits/industry speakers.
Shell's Wells Distance Learning Package (WDLP) will be used as core material.
The coursework will be Shell yellow pages - the assessment element of the Wells Distance Learning Package.
The examination will be open book.
1. Extensive use will be made of Society of Petroleum Engineers papers and journals.
This module is for a corporate client only and cannot be taken as part of the Postgraduate Professional Studies Programme.