Basic Drilling Technology

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Basic Drilling Technology

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Why Choose this Training Course?

In order to ascertain whether a structure contains oil or gas, a well has to be drilled through it. One can get important information from the well, such as drill cuttings, cores and different logs.

From these data one can ascertain whether there is oil or gas in the well, and further information about the quality of the reservoir, If the results are promising, one or more zones in the well are sometimes tested - either with a wireline formation tester - so-called mini test - or a drill- stem test (DST). If the results of the test are good, more appraisal wells are drilled to map the extent of the field.

Primarily in this Basic Drilling Technology online training course we emphasize the modern ways of drilling in a cost-effective approach while we explain how the field is thoroughly evaluated. This includes estimating the volume of hydro - carbons in the field, consideration of drive mechanism and the expected formation pressures. This forms the basis for the field development plan. Cash flow, capital and operating expenditure for the field are estimated following the drilling sequence and the production tests, so that the profitability can be considered. If the economic evaluation of the field seems positive, it is deemed commercially viable and can therefore be developed.

This Basic Drilling Technology online training course will clarify in-depth the drilling of Exploration wells. Also we meet other terms for these wells like Wildcat, Appraisal wells, Development wells or production wells. During the online training course the drilling rigs will be presented together with full description of basic components of the rig.

The PetroKnowledge online training course will feature:

  • Introduction to special drilling for highly deviated wells or horizontal ones and the practical means and tools to achieve these demanding works.
  • Estimated TD, production potential.
  • Geological prognosis considerations prior to start drilling activities
  • Casing and cementing design
  • Coring and open hole logging

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Basic Drilling Technology online training course, delegates will learn:

  • Differences of Drilling onshore or offshore and the influence in the cost of well
  • Describe the inherent risks while drilling and need for careful on time diagnostics, action under good supervision for safe drilling
  • Describe the possible implications while drilling high pressures zones
  • Selection of proper drilling fluid for each section of the well to be drilled
  • Mud logging services
  • List and describe the surface drilling equipment requirements; BOP, D/P and accessories
  • Describe well pressure control and safety issues originated from geological anomalies
  • Well control and circulation methods to kill the well
  • The running of Open hole logging per each drilled section

Who is this Training Course for?

This Basic Drilling Technology online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals and will greatly benefit:

  • Drilling Engineers
  • Drilling Supervisors
  • Drilling Foremen
  • Production Supervisors and Foremen
  • Completion Supervisors and Engineers
  • Workover and Well Service Supervisors
  • Service Co Engineers
  • Economists and Procurement Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Mud Engineers
  • Mud Technicians

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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

Organisational Impact

The organization will gain, in sending their employees to attend this Basic Drilling Technology online training course, the following:

  • To keep familiar with all phases for drilling a well keeping the expenses to minimum.
  • Reduction in the cost of the well by proper selection of bits and ideal drilling BHA’S.
  • Achieving good control of the well integrity in all aspects while drilling avoiding all risks.

Personal Impact

  • Obtain deep knowledge of drilling and the selection of proper equipment, tools, rigs and services to fulfill the scope of work.
  • Learn about LOT and FIT tests and apply what is best for the well and the company
  • Improve the skills necessary to effectively and safely control a well during drilling
  • Be familiar with well killing methods.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Pre Drilling Considerations

  • Reservoir Considerations
  • Work program
  • Permission to Drilling
  • Cost and time estimate
  • AFE Approval
  • Rig Selection according to type of the well and estimated TD
  • Description of rig components
  • Provision of materials
  • DST considerations and or completion requirement
  • Pad preparation for rig reception.
  • Offshore cases

Day Two: Drilling Design

  • Pore pressure calculations
  • Geological prognosis
  • Drilling Fluids program
  • Casing and cementing design
  • Coring services
  • Open hole logging per section drilled
  • Personnel and supervision

Day Three: Actual Drilling Operation

  • Drilling monitoring
  • Minimum Drilling Parameters required
  • Bits selection
  • Drilling problems
  • Technical accidents
  • Circulation losses
  • Pipe stuck
  • Fishing operations
  • Cement plug around lost in hole pipes
  • Kicking over fish and continuation of drilling
  • LOT and FIT tests
  • Secure section drilled by running casing prematurely and cement in place

Day Four: Well Control Procedures

  • BOP stuck
  • Kick problems
  • Well Killing operations and methods
  • Flow checks and pore pressure estimation
  • Cement plugs
  • Contingency plan and deviation from original program
  • Amendment program for drilling continuation
  • Liner running procedures
  • Well testing, DST and evaluation of pay zone. Completion preparations if development well

Day Five: Special Drilling Applications

  • Highly deviated wells
  • Horizontal wells
  • Logging while drilling (MWD), (LWD)
  • Under balance drilling
  • Drilling with air
  • Drilling with foam
  • Drilling Reports
  • Mud logging services when necessary
  • Suspension of the well till completion
  • Final abandonment if the well is dry
  • Rig release
  • Final report. Post drilling summary
  • Economics and comparison versus estimated ones


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

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  • 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.
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  • 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?

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