This basic drilling technology course
addresses the technology used to drill wells from a fundamental view point.
Equipment and procedures involved with drilling oil and gas wells are described
for those who are interested in understanding the drilling process regardless
of academic background. During the first day, the overall drilling process is
presented along with definitions and descriptions of drilling equipment. This
provides the vocabulary to understand the drilling process. During the
remainder of the week, the various components and procedures are discussed in
greater detail with explanations of the basic science concepts which guide
these processes. Subjects include descriptions of drill bits, directional
drilling, drilling fluids, solids control, cementing, casing, well bore
stability, well control, measurement-while-drilling techniques, stuck pipe,
lost circulation, and well bore hydraulics. Some technology enhancements are
included to improve understanding of drilling operations for all participants,
with or without a science background. A discussion of clay mineralogy helps
understand well bore instability and drilling fluids. A discussion of pressure
and pressure effects helps explain many of the procedures and problems
associated with drilling wells. Rocks behave differently under pressure and
understanding this behavior helps in understanding drilling performance.
What are the Goals?
At the completion of
the Training; the participants
You will learn:
About drilling equipment and
how it is used
Drilling terminology and
Keys to planning a successful
Common drilling problems and
how to avoid them
How to read a morning report
Technology behind information
in a morning report
Who is this Training Course for?
*Petroleum and production engineers
* Completion engineers.
*Managers& technical supervisors.
* Service and support personnel.
* Entry level
* Drilling operations personnel
* Drilling office support staff.
How will this Training
Course be Presented?
This training course will be presented using properly designed
slides, some with animation and several videos on relevant issues. A printed
manual containing all the slides and/or electronic from in PDF will be
delivered to each attendant. Teaching methods
The overall drilling process and equipment
The language of drillers - understanding their terminology
Understanding the abbreviations and acronyms associated with drilling
* Rig equipment and types
*Types of drill bits
* Drill strings
*Drilled solids management
* Mud tank arrangements
* Drilling fluid properties
*Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost
* Well control
drilling operations and tools
Participants Basic Drilling Operations (
Drilling 1) receive an international recognized certificate of completion.