Fundamentals Of Petroleum Drilling

  • Start Date

    12 Feb, 2019

  • End Date

    15 Feb, 2019

  • Price


Event Details

The drilling of an oil well is seen as the culmination of the exploration process, but to the lay person it is a mysterious and complex undertaking which has a language all of its own. This course highlights the multi-disciplinary nature of the business, examines the tools and methods used in exploration drilling, and provide an understanding of the technical terminology and jargon used.



* Rules and Regulations

    • The historical record and current activity levels
    • Who controls the drilling process; safety and environmental constraints
    • Reporting requirements – how to read a drilling report


* Pre-drill Preparations

    • How companies select a drilling location
    • Rig types and selection
    • Well planning, procedures and costs


* Drilling the well

    • Components of a rig – hoisting, circulating, rotating and control systems
    • The mechanics of making hole
    • Special techniques – deviated and horizontal drilling


* Evaluating the well

    • Cutting and core analysis
    • Oil and gas shows, sampling, testing
    • Basic wireline logs, measurement  while drilling
    • What it all means – interpreting the results


* What can go wrong

    • Kicks blowouts and oil spills
    • Loss of hole, loss of equipment and fishing
    • Completion and abandonment
    • The “Drilling Game” – just for fun: drill a well and gain an appreciation of the risks involved


FOR WHOM: Administrative Staff, Technical Support Staff, Production, Maintenance, Logistics and Material Staff, Geologists and Reserviour Engineers and others in Management or Professional roles whose background is in a field other than Earth Science.



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH: 12th - 15th February, 2019

2ND BATCH: 23rd – 26th July, 2019

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
29 Jan, 2019 29 Jan, 2019
Start Date End Date
12 Feb, 2019 15 Feb, 2019
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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