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Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of oil and gas drilling engineering concepts and day-to-day operations. It elaborates on drilling terminologies commonly used in drilling operations, rig equipment and their functions. If you're new to drilling, and looking for a comprehensive overview of how it all really works, the brand-new course is designed with you in mind. If you are an experienced hand, it will help you to better understand the concepts.

Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering

Course Code: 943644 | Available Formats: iMVP (Remote)

Price: 3,999 USD

About Course

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of oil and gas drilling engineering concepts and day-to-day operations. It elaborates on drilling terminologies commonly used in drilling operations, rig equipment and their functions. If you're new to drilling, and looking for a comprehensive overview of how it all really works, the brand-new course is designed with you in mind. If you are an experienced hand, it will help you to better understand the concepts.

This hands-on training course will walk you through drilling operations, technology and what it takes to plan and drill a well, as well as the logistics and roles of various service companies involved in the process. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the basic drilling engineering concepts and drilling rig operations.

Course Details

  1. Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry

    • Oil and Gas Development
    • Formations, rock pressure, and hydrocarbon traps
    • Petroleum reservoirs
    • Exploration processes
  2. Introduction to Drilling

    • Definitions and terminologies
    • Drilling rig team
    • Oil company structure
    • Drilling contractor responsibilities
    • Drilling service company’s responsibilities
    • Drilling rig types
    • Land rigs
    • Offshore rigs
  3. Drilling Rig Components

    • Drilling rig components and functions
    • Rig power system
    • Hoisting system
    • Circulating system
    • Rotating system
    • Drilling data recording system
    • Well control system
  4. Well Planning and Design

    • Wellbore planning and design process
    • Data inputs
    • Long lead time items and procurement
    • Offset wells reviews
    • Well Cost Estimate (AFE)
    • Drilling fluids design
    • Well trajectories
    • Directional Drilling
  5. Drilling Bits

    • Types of bits
    • Classification of bits
    • Rock failure mechanisms
    • Bit records
    • Components of drill string
  6. Drilling Operations and Hole Cleaning

    • Well drilling activities
    • Drilling parameters
    • Drilled cuttings handling
    • Drilling fluids (mud)
    • Typical drilling problems and lost time
  7. Functions of Drilling Fluids

    • Mud properties
    • Water-based muds
    • Oil-based muds
    • Hydrostatic pressure
    • Buoyancy
    • Rheological models
  8. Casing and Cementing

    • Functions of casing and cementing
    • Properties of cement
    • Single stage and multi-stage cementing
  9. Blowout Prevention System

    • Well control
    • Kick and its causes
    • Prevention of kicks
    • Well Shut-in
    • Well kill operations
  10. Logistic Support and Services

    • Rig location and access to services
    • Weather conditions
    • Supply vessels
    • Helicopters
    • Land base
    • Sea port facility
  11. Health, Safety, Environment and Security

    • People and safety
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Drilling operations and equipment safety
    • Slip and trip
    • Fall protection
    • Hazardous Energy
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Fire Safety
    • Hydrogen sulfide safety
    • Oil spill prevention and response
    • First Aid
  12. Well Completions

    • Types of completions
    • Perforating a well
    • Well testing
    • Completion equipment, concepts and techniques
    • Multi-zone completions
    • Artificial lift technique
    • Workover operations
    • Wireline pressure control equipment and Christmas tre