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This competency programme in wellbore positioning has been developed by the University of the Highlands and Islands in partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Technical Section for Wellbore Positioning, also known as The Industry Steering Committee for Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA).
This is the first industry recognised programme on the subject and has been developed in response to an industry-wide need to promote good practice in this safety critical activity. It is aimed at oil professionals who collect, manage or use wellbore survey data and require to have a good understanding of the methods, the equipment and their applications and limitations.
It also provides contractors with a standard, recognised credential in wellbore surveying to demonstrate to clients that their personnel have an adequate competency in the subject.
The programme is facilitated by Prof Angus Jamieson of the University of the Highlands and Islands and includes contributions from well-known industry experts. Angus is a consultant in directional drilling and the primary author of the University of the Highlands and Islands/SPE book ‘Introduction to Wellbore Positioning’ which all students will be expected to read.
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The online programme content can be taken at Fundamental and Advanced levels and will cover the following areas:
The programme will be assessed at two levels; Fundamental and Advanced. Assessment will take place in week nine, following completion of the eight week study period. Both assessment levels will be by multiple choice and calculations. You will have access to the materials for both levels and will be required to take the Level One Assessment. You may elect to take the Level Two Assessment which will require a basic knowledge of surveying mathematics such as trigonometry and geometry.
Fundamentals of Wellbore Surveying (Level One Assessment)
Advanced Wellbore Surveying (Level Two Assessment)
Optional two week field work summer school: 5 - 18 June 2017 (subject to numbers)
8 weeks of learning @ approx. 12 hours per week.
Assessment will take place in week 9 after completion of the study period.
There are five intakes starting on:-
Places will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis and we cannot guarantee your chosen date.
The online programme fee for 2016 will be US$ 3,000 per student for the tutored programme or US$ 1,000 for the un-tutored programme.
The optional summer school fee will be US$ 6,000 per student, excluding accommodation and travel.
It is recognised that some companies will send multiple students on this programme. Special fee arrangements will be available for companies who can provide the personal tutoring support internally.
The University of the Highlands and Islands reserve the right to mark the final examinations.
Applicants may wish to approach their company to enquire about possible funding options.
Once you have successfully completed this programme you will be better equipped for careers in – Directional drilling, geosteering, MWD operations, wellbore surveying, relief well operations.
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Please note that places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee your chosen date.
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