Advanced Drilling Best Practices

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Advanced Drilling Best Practices

Advanced Drilling Best Practices

Scheduled Dates


27 - 31 May 2024 Kigali - Rwanda $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
17 - 21 Jun 2024 Cairo - Egypt $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
25 - 29 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


27 - 31 May 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Today's drilling personnel must have a working knowledge of all the required disciplines in order to effectively drill a well. The course provides all the fundamentals necessary to drill a well whether it is a shallow well or a complex, high pressure well.

The training course is also designed for engineers and field personnel involved in the planning and implementation of drilling programs. The course covers all aspects of drilling technology, emphasizing both theory and practical application.

Computer programs are used to design many aspects of the modern well and the course will provide the participants with the theory behind most programs along with practical implementation. The course will also include advanced Mud Logging principles and operations.

This PetroKnowledge training course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of drilling and well planning, drilling fluid, drill string design, hydraulic optimization and drilling hole problems. Participants will learn the components of drilling string and how to use each in optimum ways, how to evaluate the WOB and select the proper size of drill collar. Participants will also be able to apply the practical solution for analyzing the performance of drill string design for both vertical and direction holes.

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Drill a well cost effectively and maximize penetration rate &  Evaluate stuck pipe problems and avoid potential problems by optimizing hole cleaning and ROP
  • Design, drill string and BOP/wellheads & Design and implement bit and hydraulics programs
  • BHA design for proper deviation, directional and horizontal drilling control & Recognize and evaluate well control problems by effectively using Mud Logging principles and techniques

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • Drilling engineers
  • Well site supervisors
  • Drilling contractors
  • Drilling supervisors
  • Trainee drillers
  • Rig engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will gain, in sending their employees to attend this particular training course, the following:

  • Reduction in the cost of the well and avoiding the risk
  • Extending the well life and control it
  • Ensuring the well integrity

Personal Impact

  • Obtain integrating knowledge to mitigate and eliminate the drilling problems
  • Hone their knowledge and get the self-confidence for doing the proper well control, in addition, how to predict and analyzing all the warning signs to eliminate all kinds of problems

Daily Agenda

Day One: Drilling Hole Problems and Practical Solutions
  • Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost circulation)
  • Impact of hole cleaning on hole problems
  • Stuck pipe types
  • Formation and problems related
  • Good recommendations of drilling practices and preventive measurements
  • Fishing tools and impact on stuck pipe
  • Lost circulation and types
  • Materials used to solve the problems
  • Recommendations and procedures
  • Losses in and not in the reservoir
  • New plug setting technique for healing sever loss
  • How to solve the problem?
Day Two: Preventing Wash out and Twist Off
  • How you can prevent washouts?
  • How do you analyze the true pressure loss of a washout?
  • Bit selection and hydraulics application, including nozzle selection
    • Bit Types
    • Rolling Cutter Bits          
    • Polycrystalline Diamond Bits
    • Standard classification of Bits
    • Preparing the bit to be run in hole
    • Running in hole and drilling out cement and plugs
    • Breaking the bits
    • Fundamental parameters discussion
    • Optimising drilling performance
    • Drill off test
    • Drill string dynamic / vibration
    • Factors related to bit run termination
    • Bit hydraulic
  • BHA and drill string design, selection of casing seats, BOP equipment
    • Drill strings
    • Functions of Drill Pipe, Drill Collars and BHA selection
    • Grades of Drill Pipe and strength properties
    • Thread types and tool-joints
    • Drill collar weight and neutral point
    • Basic design calculations based on depth to be drilled.
    • Functions of stabilizers and roller reamers
Day Three: Drilling Fluids Planning and Control, Routine and Special Problems
  •  Lifting capacity of drilling fluids, pressure losses in the circulating system and ECD
  • Functions of the drilling fluid, Impact of hydraulic on the drilling optimization
  • Parameters affecting on the drilling penetrations
  • Drilling fluid properties, Functions of drilling fluid
  • Mud properties and problems related to mud properties
  • Seepage losses control
Day Four: Well Control & Hydro-dynamic Pressure
  •  Well control
  • Three Phases of well control
  • Hydro-dynamic pressure 
  • Equivalent circulating density
  • Mud weight maintenance 
  • Second line of defense     
  • Induced Kick
  • Kick detection team
  • Causes of kicks while drilling
  • Indication of induced kicks
  • Diverter guidelines while drilling
  • Best kill procedure for kick type
  • Kick control team
  • Removing gas trapped below the BOP
  • Causes of kicks while tripping
  • Diverter guidelines while tripping
  • Evaluating the off bottom kick condition
  • Strip and bleed guidelines
  • Volumetric Guidelines
  • Dynamic lubricates and bleed guidelines
  • Third line of defense (Underground blowout)
    • Indication of underground blowout
  • Kick detection in oil base mud
  • Operations that can mask a kick
  • Well control kill sheet
  • Exercise
Day Five: Planning including Mud Logging Requirements
  •  Introduction
  • Modern mud logging unit
  • Petroleum engineering services
  • Gas analysis
  • Cutting evaluation
  • Shale bulk density
  • Shale factor
  • Flow line temperature
  • Drilling Models
  • Petro physical measurements
  • Drilling porosity
  • Selection a mud logging service
  • Workshop discussing the drilling problems and how to solve them


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

The Energy Training Centre

Our collaboration with The Energy Training Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

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