Drilling/Logging

Lecturers: Achim Kopf

Content:

Introductory to drilling, coring, logging and downhole measurements (incl historical evolution)
Lecture on simple systems (Auger, Pürkheimer, etc.)
Lecture on gravity coring, piston coring, and hydraulic systems
Lecture IODP and associated APC techniques and pros/ cons
Lecture on wireline drilling and rotary drilling
Lecture on drill bits and their purpose
Coring techniques and curation
Riser drilling, hole completion
Seafloor drilling, lake drilling, mobilke systems
Borehole logging (self-contained tools)
MWD and LWD
Drilling fluids
Industry-style drilling (deviated holes, casing operations, etc.)
borehole experiments: instruments, (scientific) purpose, etc.

Competences:

- obtain basic knowledge about the most common drilling techniques
- distinguish between coring, drilling, DL and MWD/LWD
- assess significance of the various techniques for industry and academia

Assessment:

- assessment of quality of the portfolio contents from different exercises during class

Exam Form:

Portfolio (Prüfungsmappe)

Literature:

Will be provided during the lectures.

Contents:

1st SWS: Introductory to drilling, coring, logging and downhole measurements (incl historical evolution)
2nd SWS: Lecture on simple systems (Auger, Pürkheimer, etc.)
3rd SWS: Lecture on gravity coring, piston coring, and hydraulic systems
4th SWS: Lecture IODP and associated APC techniques and pros/ cons
5th SWS: Lecture on wireline drilling and rotary drilling
6th SWS: Lecture on drill bits and their purpose
7th SWS: Coring techniques and curation
8th SWS: Riser drilling, hole completion
9th SWS: Seafloor drilling, lake drilling, mobilke systems
10th SWS: Borehole logging (self-contained tools)
11th SWS: MWD and LWD
12th SWS: Drilling fluids
13th SWS: Industry-style drilling (deviated holes, casing operations, etc.)
14th SWS: borehole experiments: instruments, (scientific) purpose, etc.



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