Drilling & Completion


By the end of the course, the participant will learn:

  • How drilling, completing and reworking a well affects its ability to produce

  • What can be done within open-hole and cased wells, as a part of reservoir management

  • How drilling practices can damage or stimulate producing wells


  • Overview of the drilling process :
  • Overall drilling practices
  • Language of drilling
  • Reservoir rock and fluid properties
  • Rigs & rig equipment
  • Drilling string components & design
  • Bits
  • Drilling fluids & hydraulics
  • Rig operation
  • MWD
  • Well control
  • Hole problems & stuck pipe
  • Drilling risks
  • Cores and coring
  • Casing design & installation
  • Primary cementing
  • Directional, horizontal, multilateral & under-balanced drilling
  • Wellhead & trees 
  • Overview of the completion process: 
  • Zonal isolation
  • Tubing, packers & completion equipment
  • Safety & flow control devices
  • Open hole completions
  • Basic completion types
  • Perforating
  • Open & cased hole logging
  • Formation damage & treatment
  • Completion fluids Multiple completions 

Who Can Benefit?

Technical, field, service, support and supervisory personnel desiring to gain an introductory overview of these topics and how they interrelate. Excellent for cross-training of other technical disciplines such as reservoir and surface facility engineers plus geoscientists. Also helpful for anyone who interacts with drilling, completion or work over design engineers such as technical supervisors and technical service personnel. Reservoir Engineers will learn what can be done within open-hole and cased wells as they execute reservoir management. Drilling and completion personnel will learn how the producing reservoir can be damaged or stimulated by what they do.