Deepwater Well Planning & Design with John Shaughnessy
Training Class: December 06-10, 2010
Houston, Texas, USA

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OVERVIEW: Offshore drilling is poised to get back online in the next few months and operators are making plans to start spudding deepwater projects. With the renewed focus comes a need for experienced deepwater hands.

To meet these demands, Signa Engineering Corp. is offering the Deepwater Planning & Design Training School in Houston, Texas, on December 6-10, 2010. This class offers comprehensive instruction of a deepwater drilling plan reviewing the pros and cons of options in equipment and procedures. Emphasis is made on potential problems. The course is designed for engineering and operations personnel. Primary instructor is John Shaughnessy, PE, who engineered deepwater projects for BP and Amoco for more than 30 years, including the Macondo relief wells earlier this year.

COURSE CURRICULUM: An entire well plan is reviewed, from spud to abandonment, so attendees can use classroom instruction to prepare their own operations.

n Rig Selection Issues
n Weather/Environmental Concerns
n Critical Decisionsand operations in the riserless section of the well
n Cement Issues and Remedial Planning
n Drilling Fluid Issues
n Drilling Issues (ECD Limits, Underreamer Issues, Drilling Salt Formations, Torque Limits)
n Casing Program Issues (Limitations, Running Considerations, Liners or Full Strings)
n Evaluation Issues (LWD or Wireline, Pressure Measure while Drilling or MDT)
Well Control Issues / Contingency Plans


CLASS DETAILS: The class is being held at Signa Engineering's training facility at 2 Northpoint Dr. in Houston, Texas, USA. Cost of the 4-1/2 day course is normally $3,500 USD but a 10% discount is being offered for this inaugural class, bringing the cost to $3,150 USD. Payment must be received for seat to be saved. For information on class curriculum, contact John Shaughnessy, (281) 703-6385, For information on registering, call Heather Baldwin for information: (281) 774-1000,

Classes qualify as "Continuing Education" hours and satisfy yearly requirements set by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

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