Fundamentals of Annular Pressure Analysis in Drilling Operations


The course will provide participants with an understanding of the theory and applications of annular pressures i.e. ECD while drilling; and how other surface/downhole drilling data and bottom hole/Formation pressures i.e. static pressure, swab and surge pressures, pore pressure, fracture pressure, etc. influence ECD. The course will focus on the practical aspect of ECD applications for well monitoring and control; and the influence of surface/downhole drilling data, bottom hole/formation pressures, drilling practices, etc. on ECD for well planning, well monitoring and control. Participants would learn about Pressure log analysis and interpretation with field cases; and operating procedures to control ECD. Hands-on practical exercises, training materials and participant’s evaluation will be provided.


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What you will learn: 

  • The concept of annular pressures (ECD) and other bottom-hole/formation pressures.

  • The terminology for various parameters that are needed to evaluate annular pressures (ECD).

  • How annular pressures (ECD) and other bottom-hole/formation pressures are used during well planning to manage (ECD) while drilling.

  • How annular pressure (ECD) measurements and calculations are made.

  • Factors that influence annular pressure measurements (ECD) and how they can be managed.

  • How to relate surface/downhole drilling data to annular pressure measurements (ECD) for accurate interpretations for well monitoring and control.

  • How to identify potential hole problems with annular pressure measurements (ECD).

  • Field operating procedures to control annular pressure measurements (ECD).

  • How to analyze and interpret pressure logs outputs from field cases.

Upon completing the course, participants will understand how to apply annular pressure measurements (ECD) for well planning, well monitoring and control; and field procedures to control ECD in drilling operations.

Who Should Attend:

The course is designed for Oil and Gas professionals and engineers in drilling (service and operating companies), operations and technical specialists in drilling and workover operations. Drilling engineers, real-time operations center specialist, drilling optimization engineers, well planners, geologist, managers, independent operators, technical and field professionals who are involved in drilling operations in the industry. Other technical or management professionals who need a practical understanding in this subject area can attend.


Course Level: Introduction to Intermediate


Course Duration: 2 days


Course Cost:

Registration cost is $450.00 per day.



Course Location: Houston, TX


Event Properties

Event Date 12-14-2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 12-15-2021 4:30 pm
Capacity 15
Individual Price $900.00
Location Houston, Texas
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1 800.00
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