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Drilling for Non-Drilling People

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for new entrants to the oil industry. This includes;Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Toolpushers,Completion Engineers, Geologists, Reservoir Engineers, Asset Team Members and Project Management Members wishing to understand the basic processes involved in the drilling of oil and gas wells.


To provide engineers with a basic understanding of drilling equipment and the drilling process.


  • Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Rig Components
  • Hoisting Operations
  • Drillstring
  • Drilling Muds
  • Fracture Gradient and Casing Seat Selection
  • Basic Casing Design Calculations
  • Cementing
  • Directional and Straight Hole Drilling
  • Hydraulics
  • Drilling Bits (Three cone and PDC)
  • Hole Problems
Course details
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • One week