Teaching & Training

Well Trained. Well Delivered.

Being interested in teaching and training, you have probably seen it all before: teaching programs that merely deliver material that was undoubtedly highly relevant 25 years ago but are oblivious to the faster pace of today’s innovation, and the best practices that follow. Your organization does not have time for courses that are highly theoretical but offer limited practical application and vice versa, or online platforms that can only hold the attention of its attendees for short periods of time and provide no viable skills development, etc.

At EVO Energy Consulting, we do things differently and offer you a better, more thoughtful alternative. Our courses can be adapted to fit-your-purpose, either “live” or through digital engagement, and offer a balance between background and theory on the one hand and field experience with practical application on the other. Our training courses overall are designed to improve the drilling culture of your organization and to “teach” performance optimization of the key elements within the well delivery lifecycle.

Drilling 101

Discipline: Drilling Engineers and Administrative Support Staff
Level: Basic
Instructor(s): Eric van Oort
This is our signature entry-level five-day, five-lesson interactive course that offers participants a high-level, real-world glimpse into the oil and gas industry as it engages in the essential best practices for exploration and production operations.
Junior drilling engineering professionals, admin drilling support staff, buyers and procurement specialists, and non-drilling technical staff.
  • How segments of the oil and gas business interrelate.
  • Essential basics and the well construction process
  • The role drilling plays in the oil and gas industry.
  • The basic components of the rig and rig equipment.
  • The basic of drill bits, drillstring, and casing design.
  • Terminology related to the drilling process.
  • The basics of primary and secondary well control.
  • The importance of HSE policies and practices.
  • How new technologies will shape the future of drilling.

Drilling Engineering – Unconventional Well Construction

Discipline: Drilling Engineers
Level: Experienced
Instructor(s): Eric van Oort
This intensive three to five-day, nine to ten-lesson course is a more advanced course aimed at more experienced drilling and completion staff as well as subsurface staff who already have a solid understanding of well construction, but would like a more solid foundation and know some of the latest best practices. The course deals primarily with land well construction, as it relates to unconventional well delivery.
Experienced drilling professionals seeking a better understanding of the latest best practices, as they align with emerging technologies. Participants should have a stronger comprehension and understanding of well design, well construction operations, and management, necessary to grasp the concepts and challenges faced in unconventional environments. Participants should be familiar with basic geomechanics, drilling operations, well placement, well planning, and drilling fluids application.
  • The basics of HSE and occupational safety.
  • How to prepare the drill site.
  • The details that go into proper rig selection.
  • The warning signs during the planning phase.
  • The essentials of well trajectory design and directional drilling.
  • The essentials of well placement, geosteering and surveying.
  • The application of best practices for casing.
  • How to detect a kick, handle secondary and primary well control situations, as well as MPD.
  • How to select the proper fluids and hydraulics.
  • The fundamentals of cementing and zonal isolation.
  • The essentials of geomechanics.
  • The essentials of drilling optimization best practices.

Advanced Well Engineering – Complex Well Construction

Discipline: Drilling Engineers and Senior Administrative Staff
Level: Advanced
Instructor(s): Eric van Oort
This comprehensive three to five-day, nine to ten-lesson course takes participants through all functioning aspects of handling the challenges of complex wells (ERD, HPHT, Arctic wells and ultra-deepwater).
The target audience for this course is drilling, completion, and subsurface staff members who seek to advance their knowledge of today’s most daunting drilling operations.
  • The advanced principles of geomechanics.
  • The advanced principles of drilling fluids.
  • The advanced principles of cementing and zonal isolation.
  • The advanced principles of hydraulics and ECD management.
  • The advanced principles of kick detection and well control.
  • The advanced principles of casing design.
  • The application of drilling optimization best practices.
  • New technologies: MPD, DGD, SET, CWD, Wellbore Strengthening.
  • Case Histories: Macondo, HPHT/ERD/Artic Wells/ Ultra-DW Wells

Specialized & Customized Training Solution for Staff Development

Discipline: Drilling Engineers and Support Staff
Level: Basic & Intermediate
Instructor(s): Eric van Oort
EVO offers specialized and customized training solutions for staff member development that ranges from one-day technical subject reviews to full-scale in-house certification efforts.
Drilling engineers and support staff who seek to improve their working knowledge and seek technical certification.
  • The essentials in drilling fluids and shale-fluid interactions.
  • The essentials in geomechanics.
  • The essentials in well control and casing design.
  • How to achieve drilling optimization.
  • How to achieve drilling efficiencies through real-time monitoring
  • The importance and application of remote monitoring.
  • Drilling Engineering Certification I
  • Drilling Engineering Certification II

Emerging Technologies

Discipline: Drilling Engineers and Drilling & Completions Leadership
Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Eric van Oort
This three-day course allows participants to journey into new technologies that are/will play a vital role in moving the oil and gas industry forward from the standpoint of operating costs, operational efficiencies, performance optimization, and safety.
Senior-level management and drilling engineers seeking to further optimize the drilling process thru innovation methods: real-time operations, remote technologies, data quality, and automation; placing a significant emphasis on efficiency and safety.
  • The essential processes and tools for successfully planning, monitoring and evaluating data during critical aspect of the well delivery lifecycle.
  • The importance communications-based technologies between MWD/DD, geosteering, supervisors, etc. play when executing tasks in compliance with enterprise workflows and procedures, providing the ability to address and fix problems before they happen.
  • The essentials of rig automation.
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of relying too heaviliy on the machines and the role sensors play in successful well delivery.
  • How data quality and Big Data is shaping the future of drilling automation.