UBO / MPD Committee Resources

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the UBO / MPD Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

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Completed Documents

Documents Comments
MPD-BSEE Guidance Final This document was produced in order to give some guidance to those interested in procuring drilling permits for wells that will use MPD in the Gulf of Mexico.
MPD Fundamental Core Curriculum & Related Job Skills This document was produced by the HSE/Training Subcommittee of the UBO & MPD Committee.  This document will be voted on for approval at the 1st quarter meeting in 2015.
MPD Tool Register to gain access to the MPD Tool by filling out the form. Your account will be created and a unique password will be assigned for this download. These credentials will be emailed to the email you provide. Once you log in, you will be able to download the MPD Tool.
Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling Operations – HSE Planning Guidelines Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling Operations – HSE Planning GuidelinesThis useful guide has been revised and updated to include Managed Pressure Drilling Operations.
The Underbalanced Operations Tour Report The Underbalanced Operations Tour Report The Underbalanced Operations Tour Report summarizes all the relevant data needed to monitor these challenging well programs.  Designed to complement the traditional IADC Daily Drilling Report (DDR) form, the Underbalanced Operations Tour Report can be used in operations even when the DDR is not in use.
IADC Well Classification System for  Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling IADC Well Classification System for Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure DrillingThe “IADC Well Classification System for Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling” has been adopted by the IADC Board of Directors.
US MMS NTL for Managed Pressure Drilling US MMS NTL for Managed Pressure Drilling
This Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) provides guidance to ensure that you use and maintain equipment and materials necessary to ensure the safety and protection of personnel, equipment, natural resources, and the environment when you conduct a managed pressure drilling (MPD) project in the Gulf of Mexico OCS. It also specifies the information you need to include in the drilling prognosis section of your Application for Permit to Drill when you request approval to conduct an MPD project.
The UBO RIG PASS Program The UBO RIG PASS Review Panel released the following UBO RIG PASS Curriculum Documents:
The curriculum documents can be downloaded from the online UBO RIG PASS documents web page.  Note: Copies will also be mailed or e-mailed upon request.
Contact Information:
Email: rigpass@iadc.org
Phone:+1-281-578-7171
Fax:+1-281-578-0589.
Form WCT-2UBS and WCT-2UBS-X -Underbalanced Operations (Supervisory Level) and Cross-reference Material WellCAP Curriculum Guidelines Released
The WellCAP Review Panel released the following new WellCAP Curriculum Guidelines:

  • The curriculum document can be downloaded from the list of online WellCAP documents.  Copies will also be mailed or e-mailed upon request.  Contact wellcap@iadc.org, call +1-281-578-7171, or fax +1-281-578-0589.

For more information, please refer to WellCAP Bulletin 01-02.  This bulletin has been distributed to all WellCAP schools that are currently accredited or have accreditation pending.  They may also be downloaded from the list of online WellCAP documents.

Guidelines for an Underbalanced Training Simulator Guidelines for an Underbalanced Training Simulator
UBO & MPD Glossary The UBO & MPD Glossary, December 2011
The UBO & MPD Glossary has been developed by the IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee to establish a common lexicon of terms used in the application of UBO & MPD technology.  Users wishing to republish this glossary are asked to give attribution to “The Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors”.
Guidelines for Fluid Selection for Underbalanced Drilling Guidelines for Fluid Selection for Underbalanced Drilling
The following document has been approved for posting to receive your comments. Please download and review.
Standards Gap Analysis (Excel Format) Standards Gap Analysis
The Standards and Nomenclature Subcommittee has undertaken a review of existing technical standards pertaining to equipment used in underbalanced operations. This chart summarizes the relevant standards and identifies gaps where standards may still need to be developed. The chart serves as a useful tool for planning and executing underbalanced operations and will guide the work of the Standards and Nomenclature Subcommittee.

 

 

Useful Links

Name Link
Canadian Petroleum Safety Council Link
Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) Link
EUB Interim Directive ID 94-3 Underbalanced Drilling Link
Petroleum Safety Authority Norway Link

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