Drilling 101

Starts: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 8:00 AM
Ends: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 4:00 PM
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Drilling ship Drilling 101 is mainly for non-drilling support and cross-functional staff to provide an overview and understanding of the drilling process.  Equipment and terminology are explained in simple terms. Attendees will receive a basic overview of drilling wells both on land and offshore.  

Course Level Awareness 

Who Should Attend
All Support and cross-discipline staff that desire or need an overview of drilling process for wells.

Recommended Prerequisites None

Performance Objectives
  • Provides awareness level understanding of drilling wells together with equipment and terminology used, and the hazards associated with drilling.
  • Discussion includes drilling, casing, cementing, well control, and rig floor simulation
  • Provides a brief history of rotary drilled wells
  • Discusses the fundamentals of and need for casings and liners
  • Describes the cementing process, float equipment and wiper plugs
  • Explains drilling fluids and the circulating system
  • Identifies Bit types
  • Explains the fundamentals of well control (includes a 1-2 hour simulator session)
  • Discuss primary differences between onshore, offshore shallow, and deepwater wells
  • Covers the steps involved in the completions process and related equipment
About the presenter
Mark Venettozzi BPMark Venettozzi has worked in the oilfield industry since 1981.  He’s been with BP for the last 7 years, and before that, he worked with Shell Oil Company for 27 years.  He also worked for a small drilling contractor for 4 years before joining Shell.  He’s taught well control for the past 11 years and is currently both an International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) approved Well Control Instructor and Facilitator, as well as an International Well Control Forum (IWCF) approved Well Control Assessor.  He is also a past member of the IWCF Board of Directors.  He teaches an IADC-certified curriculum at BP Helios Plaza in Houston.  He has served in numerous roles during his career, ranging from Project Manager to providing engineering support for Shell’s numerous Tension Leg Platforms, and started the well control program for BP, where he now serves as BP’s Global Well Control Training Manager.  Mark has been married to his high school sweetheart for the last 42 years, and together they have three grown daughters and two grandsons.  Both Mark and his wife are originally from Pensacola, Florida.  His love of motorsports led to him exploring the nature of the Internal Combustion engine, resulting in a crankshaft design that’s been patented around the world.  He currently resides in the Katy area.  

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BP Helios Plaza

201 Helios Way
Houston, Texas 77079, USA
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Website: http://www.bp.com/en_na/gas/north-america/about-bp-gas-na/where-we-are.html

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