Training

OFITE is offering a variety of equipment and industry training classes at our new facility in Houston, TX. Classes are filling up quickly! For more information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up here.

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Types of Courses

Standard Training Classes

Standard training classes for OFITE customers are held at the OFITE facility in Houston, Texas. A $500 registration fee is required to reserve your spot in the class. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate and the fee will be credited to your account for future purchases. Each class is led by an OFITE technician and lasts four days with seven hours of instruction each day.

Who Should Attend?

These classes are designed for end users of OFITE products, lab technicians, lab managers, mud engineers, R&D technologists, supply-chain personnel and other service company personnel.

Topics

The class will give an overview of the following topics, with demonstrations given by the instructor:

  • Assembly and Disassembly
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Operation and Calibration

The standard training class covers the following equipment:

  • Model 800 Viscometer
  • Model 900 Viscometer
  • Hand‐Crank Rheometer
  • Retorts
  • Roller Ovens
  • Heat Cups
  • API Filter Presses
  • Heat Jackets
  • Pressuring Assemblies
  • Lubricity Tester
  • ES Meter
  • Mud Balances

Schedule

  • February 6 - 9, 2018
  • September 11 - 14, 2018

Custom Training Classes

Custom training classes are tailored to your needs. We cover only the equipment you ask for and offer hands‐on experience for all attendees. Classes are led by industry experts and OFITE technicians at our facility in Houston, TX. At the end of the class, each attendee receives a certificate of completion good for two years. Custom classes include 7 hours of instruction per day.

Who Should Attend?

These classes are designed for end users of OFITE products, lab technicians, lab managers, mud engineers, R&D technologists, supply-chain personnel and other service company personnel.

Pricing

  • 5 Days: $3,000 for the first person, $500 for each additional person
  • 3 Days: $2,000 for the first person, $400 for each additional person
  • 2 Days: $1,500 for the first person, $300 for each additional person

Industry Classes

TekRite Communications presents drilling and completion fluids seminars and schools at OFI Testing Equipment in Houston, Texas. Classes are led by Ryen Caenn, a consultant with over 40 years experience in all aspects of drilling fluids operations and co-author of the 6th Edition of the textbook: Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids, Gulf Scientific Publishing, 2011.

Who Should Attend

These classes are designed for drilling and completion engineers, geologists, rig supervisors, chemical sales representatives, R&D technologists, oilfield managers and supervisors, supply-chain personnel, and service company personnel. Classes meet the needs of a broad range of interests. Attendees can choose the class level that best fits their requirements, from basic information to advance mud technology.

NOTE: These are not mud schools needed to qualify a person as a mud engineer, but rather classes that provide industry information through a combination of lecture and laboratory exercises.

Types of Schools

Drilling, Completion, and Fracturing Fluids Technology

This class includes 3.5 days of lecture and laboratory training. In addition to covering the basics of drilling and completion fluids technology, lab fluid mixing and testing sessions reinforce the lectures. Lectures are presented each morning and labs are held in the afternoon.

Price: $2,765

  • November 13 - 17, 2017
Custom Drilling and Completion Fluids Training

Design your own training sessions from one to four days. Please Request a list of available training modules to assist in selecting the subject presentations.

Price: $2,000/day plus expenses

All pricing subject to change without notice.