Extended Reach Drilling (ERD)

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Extended Reach Drilling (ERD)

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at info@petroknowledge.com

Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will focus to improve the participants’ understanding of the design and operational aspects of high angle drilling. The practices for complicated highly deviated wells will be covered and participants will receive instructions on planning and evaluating these wells based on the objectives and how to perform the proper planning for an ERD well. In addition, this PetroKnowledge online training course will cover which drilling parameters should be focused during both planning and execution for a well with fewer problem well.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • ERD and highly deviated candidate wells
  • Understanding challenges and limitations
  • Calculating important parameters
  • Understanding Drilling/Tubular run challenges and solutions

What are the Goals?

By the end of this online training course, participants will learn to:

  • Improve understanding of high angle drilling
  • Gain confidence in an engineering approach to drilling
  • Be able to explain why certain practices worked (or didn’t work) on previous wells
  • Be able to anticipate when (and why) different techniques may be required on future wells
  • Experience fewer problems on future wells

Who is this Training Course for?

This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Drilling and Completion Engineers
  • Drilling and Completion Supervisors
  • Drilling Managers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Subsurface teams
  • Project Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.


Organisational Impact

The organization will gain the following:

  • Project managers will understand ERD limitations and opportunities
  • Subsurface team (Geologist, Reservoir, etc) will understand ERD Limitation / opportunities and will know how to make ERD proposals.
  • Achieving Optimum well design using proven techniques
  • Preparation for a successful ERD operation
  • Ensuring delivering a successful well with minimum cost

Personal Impact

  • Gaining ERD knowledge both design and operation
  • Will have self-confidence designing ERD wells

Daily Agenda

Day One: Definitions and Introduction 

  • What is ERD
  • Definitions and Achievements
  • High Angle Differences
  • Simple well Planning

Day Two: Design Factors 1

  • Trajectory Planning
  • Torque and Draq basics
  • Bulking Basics
  • Rig and Equipment for ERD
  • Tripping and Backreaming

Day Three: Design Factors 2

  • Hole Cleaning
  • Surge and Swab
  • Connection Practices
  • Hydraulics and ECD Management
  • Hole Condition Monitoring

Day Four: Design Factors 3 

  • Wellbore Stability Basics
  • Differential Sticking
  • Tubular Running
  • Casing Floatation
  • Tubular and Drill Pipe Wear

Day Five: Design Factors 4  

  • Cementing
  • Vibration
  • Bit and BHA Selection
  • Surveying
  • Well Design Example


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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