Drilling & Well Control

Basic Drilling Awareness

Basic Drilling Awareness

Course Overview

The Basic Drilling Awareness course introduces those from a non-drilling background to the drilling process, including the different types of drilling rig and their individual operating environments.

The complete drilling process is explained, from starting out with top hole, to handing the finished well over to production. The course also covers the main equipment components that are needed to do this. Key players in the drilling operation are identified along with the role they play, and we also look at how the modern drilling industry is pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


No Prerequisites Required

There are no prerequisites for Basic Drilling Awareness

Course Content

Delegates completing a Basic Drilling Awareness training course will have an awareness of;
- Types of rigs
- Basic components of any drilling rig
- Different drilling rig types and their operating environments and Drill bits
- The drill string
- The circulating system
- Drilling fluids (mud)
- The hoisting system
- Drilling process
- Hole sections and depths
- Casing Cementing Completions
- Basic well control principles
- The BOP stack
- Stack components
- Other well control equipment
- Basic well kill procedures
- The drill crew
- Key roles and responsibilities
- Additional support crew
- Pushing the limits
- Extended reach horizontal drilling
- Deepwater drilling
- Harsh environment drilling
- Ultra-deep well

More information

  • Certification: A 3t Training Services certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Target audience: Personnel working for organisations involved in drilling operations that do not have any technical discipline requirements.
  • Revalidation: There is no revalidation requirement for this training programme.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement.

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