Executives with high potential, senior management, project and program managers, future project managers, engineers and technicians who wish to acquire new knowledge in this discipline.
The overall aims of this module are: Understand the concepts and techniques used in drilling engineering; Examine the design requirements of well planning and construction; Optimise the design of a drilling program;
The main chapters in this module are:
1- Introduction to drilling operations
2- Drilling personel
3- Offshore drilling
4- Rig components
5- Drill string
6- Drill bits
7- Well control – primary and secondary control
8- Well control – BOP equipment
11- Directional drilling
When completed this module the students should be able to:
Understand and appreciate the mechanism of well drilling, Calculate the deviation required to reach a specific reservoir target and design the well path;
Understand drill string hydraulics and produce a suitable bottom hole assembly design for each hole section;
Understand and be able to calculate mud densities to overcome an unexpected well influx (kick) and to design a circulation method to return to safe operation
The course is composed of a theoretical component, reinforced by a component of practice using calculation and analysis exercises to consolidate theoretical concepts learned.
The students in order to receive a certificate document regarding this training in Introduction to Petroleum Engineering must have an average grade higher than 50% in all of the evaluation tests during the period of this formation. The students with Merit with average grades greater than 70% will receive a Distinction Certificate showing the high performance acquired during this training.