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Gaia Earth Sciences Limited offers petrophysical and operations training courses tailored specifically for your needs. Contact us to discuss your training needs in detail (info@gaia-earth.co.uk).

In addition, Gaia offers a number of pre-packaged courses which you can choose from:

Wireline Logging

Wireline logging for Oilfield Engineers: It goes without saying that you (the driller) can do a better job if you understand what the service companies are doing. This course provides an overview of what wireline logging does. Tool types and function are covered, along with the limitations and other factors which can help you to ensure things go smoothly.
Duration: 1 day for open hole; and 1/2 day (optional) for cased hole
Minimum Enrollment: 5

Understanding Depth Control - depth is generally given as an absolute number. This course will help you to understand the relative accuracies of the depths you are given, and how to ensure these are as accurate as possible.
Topics covered include: depth measurement systems, backup systems (and why we need them), depth control procedures, depth corrections, cable stretch, creep, proper tie in procedures.
Duration: 1/2 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5

Wireline Operations - What you really need to know. This course looks at what can and cannot be done in wireline operations w.r.t. safety and efficiency. Some notable nightmares from the field will be discussed, as well as typical examples of logging problems that you might never be told about.
Duration: 1/2 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5


LWD

Job preparation and follow-up, and why you need to be there. This course looks at QC of LWD operations and how this differs from conventional wireline logging. Examples from the field will be discussed, and what, if anything, can be done to ensure you get what you paid for (and do not overpay for "downhole damage").
Duration: 1/2 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5


Formation Sampling

Fundamentals of Operations for Formation Sampling. Formation sampling is the most cost intensive / highest risk operation for logging, and is also the most important part of the logging program. Understanding the operational procedures and limitations of formation sampling is crucial to the success of your logging program, and management of costs. This course reviews formation sampling from an operational perspective, with discussion of potential pitfalls, problems and solutions.
Duration: 1/2 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5


Wireline Conveyance

Wireline conveyance planning and risk control. Wireline classifies anything over 50 degrees as "highly deviated" and clients often elect for LWD for logging on these wells. The reality is that wireline logging is still more efficient and reliable, costs less, and gives better (higher resolution) data. With proper planning and job management wireline can safely be run in tortuous wells up to 70 degrees deviation. The conveyance risks can be fully evaluated and solutions implemented. This introductory course will outline the key elements for wireline conveyance success, to ensure you get high quality data safely and efficiently. Topics include: Tool-string configurations (centred & eccentered), centralisers, standoffs, rollers and holefinders, winch units, cables & safe pulls, capstans, weakpoints and cable release heads, sticking & fishing (LWF), tension modelling and risk benchmarking.
Duration: 1 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5


Contract Management

A Critical Path for Contract Management. Logging companies are experts at writing contracts to ensure they get the maximum dollar. This course outlines why you need to manage your contracts, what you need to do, and how you can protect yourself.
Duration: 1 day
Minimum Enrollment: 5




Cost:

Cost will vary depending upon location and venue. Please contact us to obtain a quotation.

Our Instructors:

Gaia staff are experts in the topics being presented, with an average of over 20 year’s direct experience.