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An Intensive 5 - Day Training Course

Drilling Essentials for Non-Drilling Professionals

Comprehensive Overview into Well Design, Drilling Operations and Decision Making

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Drilling Essentials for Non-Drilling Professionals

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Why Choose this Training Course? 

In the development of a hydrocarbon reservoir, many wells are drilled and required to be completed, to allow the hydrocarbon to be produced. This PetroKnowledge training course is designed to give new engineers and non-drilling professionals more knowledge of rig components, drilling operations and possible risks during these critical times of oil and gas development phase.

During this training course you will have a better understanding on, how to deal with drillers and rig operators, attending follow-up and technical meetings related to drilling phase. You will also learn the existing challenges, logistical considerations and risks faced by drilling engineers and rig crew.

This training course on Drilling Essentials for Non-Drilling Professionals will highlight:

  • Provision of optimum development plan
  • Overview on rig components and wells’ constructions
  • Ensure safety
  • Maximize the integrity and reliability of well components, completion over the entire life of the completed well and its effect on the operational cost and production plan
  • Overview on well control importance and procedures

What are the Goals?

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

  • Know the difference between oil and gas reservoirs and their effect on the drilling operations and development plans
  • Describe the purpose and generic operating principles for major rig equipment components
  • Be familiar of the relationship between their roles and the drilling operations
  • Describe the well construction and how this happens
  • Assess well safety requirements and capabilities inherent in well design
  • Familiar with recommend functional capability of completion strings and well integrity
  • Asset to handle some of expected critical well control situations

Who is this Training Course for? 

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

  • Asset Managers
  • New Engineers
  • Business development, marketing, planning and project teams
  • Finance and contracts teams
  • Administrative and technical support staff
  • Human resources and planning
  • Employees who deal with drilling requirements and logistics
  • Geologists and exploration teams
  • All employees who are associated with drilling operations such as rig support, supply chain, engineers and company management.

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

The training methodology will combine presentations with interactive selected video materials that will be presented with instructor explanation and delegates` comments. Delegates will be encouraged to participate actively in relating their particular inquires to the topics of their interest through group discussions.

Organisational Impact

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

  • Reduction in cost and time loss due to some Non-Drilling professionals are unfamiliar with the ongoing drilling and completion operations
  • Extending the co-operations and integration between different company professionals
  • Ensuring that most of the company employees are familiar with well integrity, critical safety considerations and company safety policy

Personal Impact

  • Obtain integrating knowledge of well design
  • Hone their knowledge and get the self-confidence in during all major integration meetings and discussions
  • Understand major cost components of drilling operations and its impact for better project planning and management
  • Have constructive thinking


Daily Agenda

Day One: Exploration, Production System Components and Well Construction 

  • Terms and nomenclature of geology used in oil industry
  • Petroleum: How it is formed and trapped, geology of the suitable rocks for favorable deposition of hydro-carbons
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Type of hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Produced fluid properties
  • Production cycle
  • Basic considerations in well design
  • Classification of wells
  • Well placement and completion selection (vertical, horizontal, open hole and etc.)
  • Wellheads Components, Function and Types 

Day Two: Introduction to Drilling Technology

  • Drilling environments
  • Drilling sequences, planning, and organization
  • What do we do once the hole is drilled?
  • Pore pressure
  • Formation integrity
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Casing Functions & Types
  • Drilling fluid
  • Mud selection
  • Cementing operations and importance
  • Cementing equipment
  • Operational challenges 

Day Three: Rig Types and Components 

  • Land rigs
  • Submersible, Semi-submersible / Barge
  • Jack-up Rigs
  • Power System
  • Rotating System
  • Hoisting System
  • Circulating System
  • Blowout Prevention System
  • Drill Bit
  • Drilling string component and selection
  • Rate Of Penetration
  • Handling Equipment 

Day Four: Well Control and Drilling Problems 

  • Barriers envelope during drilling operations
  • Casing, drilling mud and BOP
  • Basic well control calculations
  • Kick Detection
  • Blowout Prevention System
  • Well kicks
  • Stuck pipe
  • Lost circulation
  • Well control cases and incidents
  • QSHE Management
  • Offshore Well Control
  • Well sidetrack 

Day Five: New Drilling Systems & Completion Operations 

  • Horizontal & Multilateral Wells
  • Underbalanced drilling
  • MWD
  • Deepwater: Frontier area of technology
  • Logging operations
  • Completion component
  • Perforation operations and risks
  • Unconsolidated sandstone
  • Snubbing operations-Cost effective
  • Coiled Tubing Applications
  • Surface well testing considerations
  • Cost calculation and economic evaluation