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Advanced Drill String Mechanics course – Calgary – December

15 December 2015/17 December 2015

Drilling Training Course in Calgary
Attendants: Drilling Engineers/Managers, Application Engineers, Drilling Optimization Engineers


The objective of this training is to reinforce your knowledge in drill string mechanics by using advanced technologies and real case studies. Most sessions strongly rely on the use of DrillScan’s proprietary Software. Attendees are required to bring their laptop. Each participant will have the possibility to use DrillScan Drilling Software after the training (full 30-day trial)! The course will be held in English.

Registrations to be filled and returned before November 30, 2015.
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  • Day 1

    Introduction to Directional Drilling (BHAs, RSS, Steerable Mud Motor) Directional Theoretical Background (Bit & BHA Modeling / Bit & BHA interaction) Introduction to DrillScan Software and Data management BHA Design (Simplified BHA design, Automatic simplified BHA design, Detailed BHA design) BHA Pre-analysis (Detailed BHA designs – PDM, RSS, Underreamer, MWD…)

  • Day 2

    Directional Sensitivity Analysis (Motor & RSS Directional Case Studies) Introduction to Directional Post-analysis Directional Post-analysis (Case Study) Dynamic Modal Analysis theoretical background and Case Studies (single depth & multiple depths)

  • Day 3

    Torque & Drag Models (Soft-string, Stiff-string & Stiff-string with buckling models) Torque & Drag & Buckling Theoretical Background (Tripping/drilling phases, Critical Buckling Loads, Distribution of stresses along the drillstring) Torque & Drag & Buckling Calculations (Case Study) Evaluations

Terms and conditions

Training is restricted to a maximum of 12 participants.


It is recommended participants register early due to limited seating. However, registrations can be submitted up to the last business day before class provided there are seats available. Registrations are confirmed when payment is received. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and no later than 30 days before class. For registrations submitted less than 30 days before class payment is due immediately otherwise a seat in the course cannot be guaranteed. Tuition fees are due and payable in US dollars. If you cannot meet the payment requirements as registrations are not automatically cancelled when payment is not received, please contact us.


Training fees include tuition, course material, lunches and daily refreshments. As a reminder a seat in the course is not confirmed until payment is received. Please note training fees do not include living costs. Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own hotel accommodations. Participant is responsible for all duties, Local State Sales Tax – Bank Transfer Fee and customs fees.


A minimum of 30-days’ notice is required to cancel otherwise the training fee is forfeit, or remains due if not already paid. Cancelation requests received 30-days or greater before class will be honoured and tuition refunded. Substitutions of participants are permitted at any time without penalty. If you need to cancel or make a substitution please contact us.

DrillScan US Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course session at any time. The decision to cancel is generally made approximately two weeks before class. When a course cancels registered participants will receive a full refund. Keep this in mind when making travel arrangements (airline tickets, hotel reservations, etc.), as DrillScan US Inc. cannot be responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing your travel arrangements. We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.


A Certificate of Completion is awarded to each participant who satisfactorily completes the course and will be awarded by the instructor(s) on the final day.


15 December 2015
17 December 2015
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Stéphane MENAND
+1 (281) 679-6370
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DrillScan Canada – Calgary
Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map
+1 (281) 679-6370
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