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Drilling for Non-Drilling Professionals

28 June - 1 July 2021

9:00AM - 1:00PM (GMT +8)


Limited for 12 participants.

From MYR2,300/pax

100% HRDF Claimable


This introduction course is designed to provide non-drilling professionals with an understanding of how wells are designed and drilled, the people and roles involved, equipment and services used to drill a well.


The objectives of this course are to provide participants with an understanding of the drilling process from selection of a drilling location, well design, rig types and right through the drilling of a well. It is intended to provide a basic understanding of the process, the people, the equipment and terminology used by drilling engineers. The non- technical support staff working for an operator or service provider often struggle to understand terms used and why certain questions are being asked. The course is designed to provide non-drilling staff with an understanding of how it all works.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the delegate will gain a basic understanding of:

    • Well design process,
    • Rig Types, Rig systems
    • Drilling tools
    • Bits and drillstring
    • Drilling fluids
    • Directional Drilling
    • Casing and Cementing
    • Drilling Challenges
    • Well Control

Who Should Attend?

This course is non-technical and is intended for personnel associated and involved with drilling and well construction operations. This course is suitable for logistics staff, HR, Contracts, Finance, Legal, IT and the other support services involved in oil and gas operations.


The course method will be a combination of the following;

    • Lectures (presentation)
    • Discussions and exercises
    • Real/field case and Demonstration

Broken down as follows;

    • 60% Lectures and videos
    • 20% Discussions
    • 10% Case Studies & Practical Exercises

Course Outline

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  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Oil & Gas Reservoirs and Shale Drilling
  • Where Onshore – Offshore – Deepwater
  • The E&P process
    • Licenses
    • Seismic
    • Where to Drill
  • Pressures and Temperatures in the Earth
  • Planning a well
  • Well Planning Teams
  • Contractors
  • Rig Types
    • Land rigs
    • Offshore rigs
    • Floating rigs
    • Platforms and Platform Systems
  • Rig Systems
    • Power System
    • Hoisting System
    • Rotating System
    • Fluid System
    • Well Control System
    • Data Collection System
  • Exercises: Reservoirs, People and Teams, Well Design, Pressures.
  • Drilling Operations
    • Drilling
    • Tripping
    • Logging
    • Casing
    • Cementing
  • Drilling Equipment
    • Drillstring
    • Drillpipe
    • Heavy Weight Pipe
    • Drill Collars
    • Drilling Bits
  • Directional Drilling
    • Trajectories
    • Directional Tools
    • Survey Tools
  • Fluid Systems
    • Fluids
    • Hydraulics
    • Solids Control
  • Casing and Cementing
    • Running Casing
    • Cementing Casing
    • Wellheads
  • Exercises: Rig Types, Drilling Equipment, Fluids, Casing and Cementing.
  • Evaluation
    • Wireline logs
    • Coring
    • Mud Logging
    • Testing
  • Well Control
    • Well Control Issues
    • Blowouts
  • Drilling Challenges
    • Losses
    • Shallow Gas
    • Stuck Pipe
    • Fishing
    • Weather
  • Safety
    • PPE
    • Dropped Objects
    • Major Incidents
  • Exercises: Drilling Challenges, Completions.

About Expert Trainer

The expert trainer is an experienced well engineer and well engineering instructor with an MSc in Drilling Engineering and over 40 years of drilling and well engineering experience. Skilled in many facets of advanced well engineering such as Deepwater Managed Pressure Drilling, High Pressure – High Temperature, Geothermal, Well Integrity and Well Control.

He has experience working for operators, drilling contractors and service providers delivering a wide range of engineering solutions for complex wells. Developed and presented numerous training courses related to well design, managed pressure drilling, high pressure high temperature operations, casing design, advanced well control and well control emergency response planning. He has delivered trainings in Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

The expert trainer is skilled in thermal and multiphase hydraulic modelling for geothermal and underbalanced drilling and blowout kill calculations. Experienced in engineering solutions for well abandonment, relief well planning and coiled tubing drilling.

He co-authored several SPE books and numerous SPE papers. He was also a SPE distinguished lecturer on underbalanced drilling.

Currently, he is an active member of SPE, ICOTA, IADC, the Energy Institute and Technical Advisor to IWCF.

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