Stuck Pipe Causes, Prevention and Remediation

Stuck pipe is one of the most expensive problems (NPT) that can occur during a drilling operation.  Prevention of stuck pipe is far more economical than even the best freeing procedures. When prevention fails, a drilling professional should be able to select the most efficient remediation. Understanding and anticipating drilling problems, their causes, and planning solutions are essential.

To illustrate the extent of stuck pipe problems and to equip all members of the Drilling Team with the skills and knowledge to recognise the signs of a potential Stuck Pipe situation.  To identify and specify actions to be taken by the drilling team to avoid this costly and time-consuming problem.  To develop a team approach to prevention and resolution of stuck pipe problems.

Team building

·         Communication

·         The problem of stuck pipe

·         General stuck pipe prevention

·         Bottom hole assemblies

·         Tripping

·         Drilling

·         Warning signs of stuck pipe

·         Hole cleaning procedures

·         Mud properties

·         The causes of stuck pipe

·         Predicting stuck pipe

·         Wellbore stability

·         Freeing stuck pipe and logging tools

·         Field Studies

·         Economics of stuck pipe

Day 1

Causes of stuck pipe. Warning signs of sticking. Rig measures to free stuck pipe.

Day 2

Field study examining stuck pipe incidents. Economic methods to avoid and/or free stuck pipe.

Day 3

Fishing operations for drillstring and wireline.  Fishing economics.

Day 4

Hole cleaning techniques. Tripping and backreaming.

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Stuck Pipe Causes, Prevention and Remediation.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

APR 8-12

DEC 3-6

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