Directional, Horizontal and Sidetrack Drilling

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Directional, Horizontal and Sidetrack Drilling

Directional, Horizontal and Sidetrack Drilling

Scheduled Dates


02 - 06 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
14 - 18 Oct 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This training course will increase the participants’ understanding of the operations carried out by directional drillers and how directional and horizontal wells are planned and optimized. The basic applications and techniques for multilateral wells will be covered and participants will receive instructions on planning and evaluating horizontal wells based on the objectives of the horizontal well, and how to perform the proper planning for directional and horizontal well. In addition, this PetroKnowledge training course will cover how to predict well-bore path based on historical data and determine the requirements to hit the target, and help solve related problems.

This training course will feature:

  • How to identify candidate wells for horizontal drilling, design horizontal and multilateral well profiles
  • Understanding single and double build curve
  • Calculating torque and drag
  • Understanding kick off methods, compile a drilling and completion program and estimate well-bore stability mud weights

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Directional, Horizontal and Sidetrack Drilling training course, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret TVD, polar, rectangular coordinates, dogleg severity and the problems associated with it
  • Interpret torque and drag and what factors affect those in the drilling process
  • Understand main concepts associated to well path planning
  • Recommend suitable measures to mitigate operational issues related to directional and horizontal drilling
  • Understand main concepts associated to well construction of multilateral wells

Who is this Training Course for?

This Directional, Horizontal and Sidetrack Drilling training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Drilling Engineer
  • Completion Engineers
  • Completion Supervisors
  • Drilling Managers
  • Drilling Technical Support Personnel

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge 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 organization will gain, in sending their employees to attend this particular training course, the following:

  • Achieving the optimum design of well, and avoiding the risk
  • Extending the well life and control it
  • Ensuring the well integrity in all stages.

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 design, in addition, how to eliminate all kinds of problems

Daily Agenda

Day One: Directional Profiles and Other Applications of Directional Drilling
  • Directional Drilling Fundamentals and short history
  • Applications and Limitations
  • History and applications of Extended Reach Drilling
  • Directional Well profiles (2D, 3D, designer wells)
  • Survey calculation methods: Tangential, Balanced Tangential,
  • Average Angle, Radius of curvature, Minimum Curvature
  • Survey calculation exercises
Day Two: Dogleg, Torque and Drag Calculations
  • Factors that affect torque and drag
  • Friction Coefficient
  • Directional Profile
  • String Weight
  • Directional Drill String Design
  • Conventional directional well
  • High Angle or Horizontal Well
  • Problems & Case history
Day Three: Planning Directional and Horizontal Wells including Extended Reach Wells (ERD)
  • Determining directional well plan
  • Planning directional well with single equation 
  • Planning Horizontal Wells
  • Planning ERD
Day Four: Hole Cleaning Practices in Deviated and Horizontal Wells
  • Hole Cleaning Problems Associated With Inclination
  • Annular Velocity
  • Flow Regime And Viscosity
  • Drill Pipe Rotation And Reciprocation
  • Multi-lateral wells concepts and application
  • Horizontal and Multilateral Drilling Technology
    • Methods & applications
    • Levels of multilateral wells
    • How to perform a multi-lateral well
  • New technologies application (Rotary Steerable, Thin Wall motors etc.)
Day Five: Completion for Horizontal and Multi-lateral Wells
  • The difference of production  between horizontal and vertical 
  • Difference of production between horizontal and ERD
  • Difference of production between horizontal and multi-lateral


  • 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

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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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