Advanced Drilling Operations Management


By the end of this course, participant will be able to:

  • Use the necessary techniques and knowledge to drill his directional and horizontal well according to the well plan and objectives but based on his own decisions.

  • Optimize drilling performance to drill well at lowest cost.


  • Directional drilling overview.
  • Definitions and their applications
  • Lithology columns.
  • Practice in the associated paperwork.
  • Survey tools, mud motors and turbines.
  • Plotting.
  • Casing jobs.
  • Comment volume calculations.
  • Ton mile calculations.
  • IADC report.
  • Fluid hydraulics and drilling fluid systems.
  • Drill bits and bottom hole assemblies.
  • Deviated and horizontal drilling tools and techniques.
  • Nudding exercise.
  • Drilling a deviating / horizontal well on DOT simulator individually.
  • Days versus depth diagram plot.
  • Hole cleaning calculation.
  • Fishing operations.
  • Lithology report.
  • Final well reports.
  • Total rig time.
  • Cost analysis.

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced Assistant Drillers and higher positions who have completed the intermediate drilling training course.