On Monday, March 13th, 2017, Komar Research Center with the cooperation of Petroleum Engineering Department (PTE) of Komar University of Science and Technology and SPE Erbil Chapter has hosted a workshop on “Well Control” for faculties and students of the PTE. Engineers, Mr. Soran Mohammed, Mr. Suwar Tabalani and Mr. Rebeen Nasruldeen, from TAQA Drilling Company, were the guest speakers.
The workshop agenda started with opening the workshop by the chairman of PTE Dr. Hamid Zadeh, this followed by the guest speakers seminars and practical training. The speakers shared their experience in the oil industry in Kurdistan and the region.
The topics of the workshop were:
- Well control equipment
- API Recommended Practices and API Specifications
- Introduction to formation pressures
- Hydrostatic pressure
- Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD)
- Causes of kicks
- Kick indications
- Shut-in procedures
- Kill methods and kill problems
The workshop helps the PTE students to learn more about the industry and start their careers after graduation. Students will also get a realistic expectation of what they will be doing as drilling engineers. This workshop, similar to others in the past, emphasizes on the fusion of academia with industry.
At the end of the workshop, the speakers were awarded “Appreciation Certificate’ by KRC and chairman of PTE.