Basic Drilling Technology

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    Oil & Gas Operational Excellence
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Course Content

•    Geology and exploration methods

•    Casing and cementing
•    Directional and horizontal drilling 
•    Well completions methods
•    Rig equipment and types
•    Types of drill bits 
•    Drilling waste management 
•    Mud tank arrangements 
•    Drilling fluid properties 
•    Well control
•    Cementing and Casing design
•    Dealing with well bore problems (stuck pipe, lost circulation) 
•    Directional drilling operations and tools 
•    Deepwater drilling – challenges, technologies, and skills
•    Safety- wellbore, well site, and environment
•    Drilling costs, logistics, and personnel

Companies that have benefited from this course include: Addax Petroleum, Allied Energy, AOSOrwell, Baker Hughes, BG, Halliburton, Midwestern Oil & Gas, Platform Petroleum, Moni Pulo, NCDMB, etc. 


Engr. Don Boham, Former General Manager, Business Value & Relations, Shell EP Africa. 
Don Boham is a seasoned Petroleum Engineering professional with over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry. 

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Course Description

This course builds on our Introduction to Oil Well Drilling. It offers a deep dive exposure for entry level drilling and completions engineers, Petroleum engineers, production operations, geoscientists, managers, service and support personnel, drilling office support staff, 

regulators, and business analysts and financial credit officers. A participant has this to say, 

“This program has been educative as well as informative, as it sheds more light into the drilling aspect.”