Interpreting Cuttings and Drilling Data

20 June 2022 - 21 June 2022

Interpreting Cuttings and Drilling Data is an extremely practical course that examines collection, processing, description, and packaging of the various drill cuttings samples collected as the well proceeds. A large proportion of the course uses Wellsite Geologist microscopes and UV fluoroscopes to describe samples of a variety of common rock types. Integration of this geological data with parameters monitored while drilling (ROP, Torque, WOB, RPM, flow rate) enables the basic stratigraphic distribution of rock layers to be recognised, and extends this to determination of possible bit failure and borehole stability issues.