Drilling Operations Introductory Course​

This 16 hour Course identifies a body of knowledge and skill sets needed by rig personnel during drilling operations.  We will soon be able to identify this course as an IADC WellSharp Accredited Course. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Basic Reservoir Geology
  • Basic Well Control Theory
  • Calculations 
  • Mud and Pit Management
  • Risk Management
  • Causes of Kicks
  • Abnormal Pressure Warning Signs
  • Kick Detection
  • Shut-in Procedures and Verification
  • Post Shut-in Monitoring & Activities
  • Well Control Drills
  • Well Control Methods
  • Kill Sheet and Pre-Recorded Data
  • Equipment

Students will also receive hands-on instruction using a drilling simulator.