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Introduction to Drilling Engineering

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8 hours
220 USD
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Course description

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In Introduction to Drilling Engineering, you'll learn ...

  • The overall drilling process, including drilling equipment and how it is used
  • Keys to planning a successful well
  • Drilling fluid properties and solids management
  • Common drilling problems and how they can be avoided
  • The basic components of the well construction sequence


Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 121 pages

Drilling engineering involves the design and implementation of procedures to drill wells as safely and economically as possible. This course provides an overview of the drilling process, as well as the keys to planning a successful oil or gas well. You’ll learn about the types of drilling fluids used and the purpose of each. Common drilling problems are discussed, along with methods used to prevent or mitigate their impact.

This course is a great primer for any engineer that would like to learn more about the drilling process, particularly those who work in the oil & gas industry and need to interface with drilling engineers.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The key differences between drilling rig types and how different rig types are used depending on the drilling location
  • Terminology related to the drilling process
  • How a well is drilled and what equipment is used
  • Basic components of the well construction sequence
  • The dangers and risks involved when drilling a well
  • The importance of well control equipment and the BOP
  • The role that drilling plays in the oil and gas industry
  • Roles and responsibilities of rig crew members
  • The importance of HSE policies and practices


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