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9 - OGE-W - Oil & Gas - Well Construction and Drilling

OG-W 105 - Basic Drilling Technology

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-W 105 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 105 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 105 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 105 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 105 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This basic drilling technology course addresses the technology used to drill wells from a fundamental view point. 

Equipment and procedures involved with drilling oil and gas wells are described for those who are interested in understanding the drilling process regardless of academic background.

During the week, the various components and procedures are discussed in detail with explanations of the basic science concepts which guide these processes. Subjects include descriptions of drill bits, directional drilling, drilling fluids, solids control, cementing, casing, well bore stability, well control, measurement-while-drilling techniques, stuck pipe, lost circulation, and well bore hydraulic.

Course Objectives

  • Learning about drilling equipment and how it is used
  • Understanding drilling terminology and abbreviations
  • Discussing keys to planning a successful well
  • Understanding common drilling problems and how to avoid them
  • Learning how to read a morning report
  • Exploring technology behind information in a morning report

Who Should Attend?

  • Petroleum and Production Engineers,
  • Completion Engineers,
  • Geoscientists,
  • Managers,
  • Technical Supervisors,
  • Service and Support Personnel,
  • Entry Level Drilling Engineers,
  • Drilling Operations Personnel,
  • Drilling Office Support Staff

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • The overall drilling process and equipment
  • The language of drillers - understanding their terminology
  • Understanding the abbreviations and acronyms associated with drilling
  • Rig equipment and types
  • Basic drilling equipment recognition 

Day 2

  • Types of drill bits
  • Drill strings
  • Drilled solids management
  • Mud tank arrangements
  • Drilling fluid properties

Day 3

  • Cementing
  • Casing design
  • Casing running equipment 
  • Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost circulation)
  • Fishing 

Day 4

  • Directional drilling operations and tools 
  • MWD
  • Surveying tools
  • Survey data correction
  • Correction runs  

Day 5

  • Well control 
  • Well control equipment
  • Killing methods
  • Alternative killing method
  • Safety