Checklist: Driling 12.25" section

Checklist: Driling 12.25

  • Test plug ready
  • Install wear bushing
  • Float valve installed
  • BHA on racks and strapped
  • Stabilizers, jars strapped and ready to RIH. Check jar hours
  • Bits, nozzles, tools and breaker on location
  • Bit…

Logging Operations Best Practices

  • Operations Engineer to organise pre-job meeting at the rig site with rig and office personnel to discuss the job objective and hazards.
  • Pictorials to be prepared and discussed during pre-job meeting…

ESP - Checklist for starting up

ESP - Checklist for starting up

  1. Grounding of the wellhead, vented junction box and switchboard should be checked.
  2. Phase rotation equipment should be used to ensure that the motor will rotate in the correct direction.
  3. All flowline…

Preparation / Abandonment Checklist

Preparation / Abandonment Checklist

Issues related to the preparation and/or abandonment should be included in the Well Planning Document. These could be related to a new well with or without a conductor installed or could be related…

Checklist: Drilling 8.5" section

Checklist: Drilling 8.5

  • 8 ½” bit, nozzles, tool and breaker
  • Bit hand on location
  • Test plug ready
  • Install wear bushing
  • Float valve installed
  • BHA on racks and strapped
  • Stabilizers, jars strapped and ready to RIH
  • Mud man to…

Checklist wireline packer running operations

Checklist wireline packer running operations

  • Do you need an electrician? Somebody must shut off th egenerators from the time the head is connected to the time the packer is 100 m below RT. Radio silence is also required. Thesame procedure…

Sidetracking Best Practices

  • Analyse logging and survey data from original hole
  • Select base of higher ROP interval as sidetrack point (probable over gauge hole overlying gauge hole)
  • Sidetrack point with inclination or dog-leg in…

Checklist install and test BOP

Checklist install and test BOP

  • Insure wear busing out of hole
  • Check connections on retrieving tool & test plug
  • Antifreeze in test fluid
  • Pump through manifold
  • Test cement unit w/chart
  • Accumulator drill
  • Remote panel function
  • Test…

Completion Preparation

  • Completion Engineer to organise pre-job planning meeting at the rig site, with rig and office personnel to discuss the job objective and hazards.
  • Prior to displacing well to a completion fluid,…

Checklist Drilling 6" hole section

Checklist Drilling 6

  • core hand on location
  • schlumberger vibro truck if required
  • logging tools for section
  • pup jnts for coring 7 or full kelly weatherford
  • 4 ½” csg tongs & 2 x power packs
  • run flare lines
  • completion…

Checklist: Drilling 26" hole section

Checklist: Drilling 26

  • Riser centered, secure and flow line leak free
  • 26” bit, nozzles & tool on location
  • Stabilizers, x/o’s, drill collars strapped, ready
  • Totco ring inserted
  • Shock sub made ready
  • Ultra…

Planning 16 inch section - Best Practices

  • Conduct Pre-section planning meeting between rig and office personnel to discuss section objectives and hazards.
  • Conduct a tool-box talk covering the expected problems outlined above and objectives…

Pre-spud Checklist # 4

  • Drains clear to flow to rio negro
  • Ditches between pits to grout with old cement
  • 42” pipe cut approx 0.3m above bottom of cellar and cellar cut where necessary to assist flow
  • Cellar clean, cellar jet…

Down Hole Gauges - Checklist

Down Hole Gauges - Checklist

The following checks should be performed before running Downhole gauges:

  • Review compatibility of SEM Interface Board with other DHG systems.
  • Ability to test Digital Gauges during completion work.…

36" hole section preparation - Checklist

  • Ensure derrick is level
  • 36” bit on floor
  • Sufficient 9” drill collars, on rack, strapped  (with top drive picked up prior spud)
  • Sufficient 8 ½” drill collars, x/o to reach csg point on rack,…

Checklist completion tubing running operations

  • Is the T/A consistent with the hanger nipple and with the P-seals?
  • Do you know the hanger nipple serial number?
  • Do you know the tubing M/U torque?
  • How many turns to close the SRT rams? (Check the…

Checklist - Packer Running Operations

Checklist - Packer Running Operations

As packers are probably one of the most important items of downhole equipment in well completions, great care must be taken with their preparation and installation where they are used. All packers…

Checklist Tripping Operations

Checklist Tripping Operations


Pre - Trip Equipment Checks


The following are to be completed prior to tripping drill pipe.


Person or title


When completed




Check and…

Casing running checklist

  • Wear Bushing retrieved
  • Pre-job safety brief held with all parties
  • Back up float and shoe equipment in store or easily available
  • All float equipment is PDC drillable and written on the tools
  • Tailing…

Checklist - Fishing Equipment

Checklist - Fishing Equipment

Rope Socket Kit

  • 1 x Spear Head Over Shot 1 11/16” O.D.
  • 1 x Wireline Swivel 1 11/16” O.D.
  • 1 x Top Sub
  • 2 x Cone Type Rope Socket for Cut & Thread
  • 1 x Spear…

6in Section Drilling - Best Practices

  • Drilling Engineer to organise pre-section meeting at the rig site, with rig and office personnel to discuss section objectives and hazards.
  • Gauge of all stabilizers will be checked prior to making up…

7” Liner Running Preparation checklist

7” Liner Running Preparation checklist
  • Pre-job planning meeting with all key personnel.
  • Reference Manufacturer Operations Guidelines.
  • Discuss with LWD coordinator during pre-phase meeting regarding download memory data from LWD on last…

Pre-spud Checklist # 3

- weatherford – 2 tongs & power units. Both 20” and 13/38

- rio negro grouted

- drains / channels preferably clear prior to spotting equipment

- 40” casing to cut. And corregate walls on cellar,…

7” Liner Contingency Planning

Unable to reach setting depth with liner

The liner hanger starts to set at approximately 1,400psi / (100 bar) differential pressure. Take care that circulation pressure does not exceed 900psi / (62…

Differential Sticking - Best Practices

To prevent diferential sticking, Strict attention should be paid to drilling practices at all times whilst in open hole.

  • Hold toolbox meetings with all crews including mud engineer and mud logging…

7” Liner Running Operations - Preparation checklist

  • Pre-job planning meeting with all key personnel.
  • Discuss with LWD coordinator during pre-phase meeting regarding download memory data from LWD on last run to lay down tool instead of leaving tools…

20” Casing Operations Checklist

20” Casing Operations Checklist
  • Ensure a circulating swedge is available for washing down the hole.

  • Ensure the casing tongue HT100 are on the floor together with the correct size jaws.
  • The stab-in shoe should have been installed…

Perforation Checklist

All radio transmitters turned off ?

Radioroom locked and key held by Drilling Supervisor ?

All hand held transmitters off and locked away ?

All vehicle radios off and doors locked ?

Are there any…

26” Section - Cementing – Checklist.

Preparation Checklist

  • Ensure the Cement Program has been received. Calculations of cement quantities and volumes should be checked by both the Drilling Supervisor and the cementing operator. Compare…

Reconnaissance Checklist - New Country

The end product of a reconnaissance visit is a report which summarises the views of a team of experienced specialists on all aspects of the proposed campaign. This report should be used to put on…

Drilling 16 inch Section - Best Practices

  • Hold a pre-job safety meeting on BHA make up.

  • Make up 16” BHA as detailed in well specific programme.
  • Ensure a ported float is included in the string.
  • Circulate through the BHA and report weight in…

Cementing Checklists

PRE-JOB Checklist

  • Water sample sent to town for analysis
  • Pre-job safety brief held with all parties
  • Bottom hole temperature from logs consistent with norm and relayed to cementing Company
  • Caliper…

Rig move preparation Checklist

The ability to monitor and circulate the well must be retained until the seal flange and lower master valve is installed and pressure tested

  • Mud logging unit must remain to continue monitoring…

13 3/8” Cementing Program Checklist

  • Perform tool box talk.
  • Ensure the information below is known before starting the 13 3/8” cement job:
    • The expected stand pipe pressure and ECD at different stages of the cement job.
    • The predicated…

Checklist for running 9 5/8" casing

Checklist for running 9 5/8


Wear Bushing


Pull Wear Busing




Tally Casing




Pre-Install Float Shoe & Collar


Casing Equipment



Cementing Job - Preparation Checklists

Checklist for Drilling Supervisor




Post-job remarks



Cement proposal checked/acceptable.




Cementer called out. Competence verified…

Pre-Spud Checklist # 2


Y / N

Fire fighting equipment in place & tested


Emergency showers, eyewash stations & P.P.E in good condition


All equipment connected to earring…

13 3/8” Casing Preparation and Running Checklist

  • Before running the 13-3/8” casing, make sure that the rig is correctly aligned with the rotary table centred over the wellhead (note: the DP will now be racked back so the weight distribution…

Drilling Programme - checklist

Drilling Programme - checklist

General Information

  • File name and location
  • Well Name
  • Classification
  • Country
  • Concession
  • Ground Level
  • Surface Location: Lattitiude ___ N, Longitude ___ E
  • Surface Coordinates: Field ___ N, Field ___ E…

Well Planning Checklist

This checklist is primarily concerned with the engineering design of the well.  It is not intended to be a project planning tool covering different well, rig and time related activities such as…

Completion equipment checklist

This article describes the following checklist for completion equipments:

1. Completion Equipment Preparation Checklist

2. Well Site Preparation Checklist

3. Make up/ Running Check Procedure

13 3/8” Casing - Wellhead and BOP Operations - Best Practices

  • After cementing operation on the 13 3/8" section.  Do not attempt to back out the landing joint to let fluid out. The normal procedures consist of cutting two holes and letting the fluid drain…

Pre-spud Checklist # 1

  • the rig has to be moved during the defrosting period (March-April), gravel or slabs must be used for the road.
  • The mast will have been inspected after laying down on the previous location to avoid…

7” Liner - Cementing Preparation and Procedure Checklist

  • Hold pre-job planning meeting. All equipment to be checked and personnel familiar with the plan.
  • The final cement programme to be issued to the rig and approved by the Drilling Superintendent.
  • Ensure…

Best Practices - Drilling 26" section

26” Section - Preparation

In addition to the items specified in the pre-spud section, the following preparation and checks will be performed:

  • Pre-cut conductor from ground level. Keep attached in 4…

Coring Preparation Checklist/ Best Practices

  • Operations Engineer to organise pre-job planning meeting at the rig site, with rig and office personnel to discuss the job objective and hazards.
  • Sections are picked up in 30-foot lengths, so the…

8.5in Section Drilling - Best Practices

8 ½” Section Preparation checklist

  • Drilling Engineer is to organise pre-section meetings at the rig site, with rig and office personnel to discuss section objectives and hazards.
  • Confirm primary and…

7” liner running procedure

  • Hold Toolbox talk on rig floor, to advise all rig-personnel involved of the objectives, summary of the running procedure, and to discuss any particular care or safety concerns.
  • Company Man and Mud…

Tripping Operations - Best Practices

Tripping Operations - Best Practices

1. Preparation

The Drilling Supervisor shall approve and provide written instructions to the Contractor Toolpusher prior to any trip out of the hole. These instructions shall include the:

  • sequence of…