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Course Description


This GLOMACS Stuck Pipe Prevention & Fishing Operations training seminar provides a comprehensive coverage in the industry for understanding and preventing the underlying causes of Stuck Pipe, Wellbore Instability, Loss Circulation, and other sources of Non-Productive Time (NPT) in drilling operations. This GLOMACS Oil & Gas Technology training seminar also focuses on correct responses by individuals and teams, early warning signs, and minimizing the impact to drilling operations. Through world-class presentations, practical discussion, and the best reference and instructional materials available, delegates hone their knowledge of basic drilling technology and how it relates to avoiding NPT.

Preventing stuck pipe incidents can save thousands of dollars in non-productive time. Stuck Pipe Prevention covers topics to eliminate or greatly reduce stuck pipe incidents on your rig. This GLOMACS Stuck Pipe Prevention & Fishing Operations training seminar emphasizes on the prevention of stuck pipe and the team concept is used throughout the training, explaining the contribution and value of every crew member in the goal of keeping the pipe free.

This GLOMACS training seminar will feature:

  • How to predict and make the contingency plan to prevent the stuck pipe
  • How to write the proper report for the stuck pipe incidents


By the end of this GLOMACS training seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify mechanisms and risk factors that lead to stuck pipe incidents (Wellbore Instability, Hole Cleaning, Differential Sticking, and Wellbore Geometry)
  • Assess mechanics of wellbore stresses and the impact on wellbore stability
  • Analyze trends to identify early warning signs of developing wellbore problems
  • Implement effective drilling and tripping practices
  • Make cost-effective choices in planning fishing operations

Training Methodology

This GLOMACS Stuck Pipe Prevention & Fishing Operations training seminar will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This GLOMACS Oil & Gas Technology training seminar will include all types of stuck pipe and the recommended procedures for preventing by analyzing the operations, how to free the stuck pipe in case of occurrence, hole cleaning and impact on the problems, and fishing tools and jar energize.

Organisational Impact

The organization that will send their employees to attend this particular GLOMACS training seminar, will gain the following:

  • Overcome the NPT particularly controlling the well with proper prediction for the problems eliminating all causes of problems before it occurs
  • Extending the well life including all the affecting items in well design
  • Ensuring the well integrity, avoiding all risks and solve the problem in a logic and simple ways

Personal Impact

  • Obtain integrating knowledge of hole problems
  • Hone their knowledge and get the self-confidence for well design in the proper methods
  • Get the latest technology in well inspection, the way to control any problem and the procedures for monitoring
  • Solving and avoiding the problems which impact on the cost reduction and well integrity


This GLOMACS training seminar is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Mud Engineers
  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Tool Pushers
  • Senior Drillers
  • Drilling Superintendents
Course Outline

  • Rock Mechanics
    • Stress –strain diagrams
    • Geo-mechanics and Structural Geology 
    • Mechanics and Causes of Folding 
    • Mechanics and Causes of Faulting and Fractures
    • Factors Affecting the Bore Hole Stability
    • Induced Factors Affecting Bore Hole Stability
    • Drilling Fluid Effect on Bore Hole Stability
    • Shale Stabilization  
  • Wellbore Stability
    • Mechanical Conditions
    • Shale Deposition and Sedimentary Rocks
    • Clay Chemistry
    • The Earth’s Stresses
    • Mechanical Stress Failure
    • Chemical Interactions
    • Physical Interactions
    • Well Site Analysis
  • What is Stuck Pipe?
    • Primary Cause of Downtime
    • See Warning Signs and Respond
    • Stuck Pipe is almost always preventable
    • Definition
    • Causes
    • Mechanical
    • Formation Problems
    • Human Error—lack of communication
  • What causes Stuck Pipe?
    • Human Factors
    • Lack of Team Work
    • Lack of Communication
    • Lack of Planning
    • Failure to Read Warning Signs
    • Failure to Follow Procedures
    • Most Stuck Pipe situations happen at Tour Change
    • Use Tour Change Form to record conditions and identify trends
  • Types of Sticking
    • Formational Sticking
    • Differential Sticking
    • Cause for Most Stuck Pipe Situations
    • Drilling Overbalance Most Common Cause
    • Geopressured Formations
    • Reactive Formations
    • Unconsolidated Formations
    • Mobile Formations
    • Fractured or Faulted Formations
    • Mechanical Sticking
    • Key Seating
    • Wellbore Geometry
    • Under-gauge Hole
    • Inadequate Hole Cleaning
    • Junk in the Hole
    • Cement Problems
    • Casing Problems
  • Differential Sticking
    • Definition
    • Most Common in Sandstone and High Permeability Formations
    • Why circulate fluids in hole?
    • Remove Cuttings
    • Seal the Wellbore
    • Control Well Pressure
    • Mud Formulation
    • Drilled Overbalanced Defined
    • Filter Cake Defined
    • Drill String Flexing Defined
    • Avoiding Differential Sticking
    • Rotate
    • Circulate
    • Move Drill String Up and Down
    • Communicate
    • Differential Sticking Definition
  • Case Histories (workshop)
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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