Practical Drilling Skills


  • Pore pressure determination
  • Well control procedures: mudlogger data, killing well, barite plugs
  • Hole cleaning and rheology
  • Drilling fluid: polymers, biocide, water-base, oil-base
  • Controlling drilling solids to reduce drilling problems and waste volumes
  • Pressure integrity tests
  • Hydraulic optimization (onsite "ocho" technique)
  • Optimized weight-on-bit/rotary speed (onsite)
  • Hole problems: ballooning, hole stability, pipe sticking, lost returns
  • Operation guidelines
  • Operation problems
  • Drilling trends and new technology

Who Can Benefit?

Drilling engineers, company men, supervisors, toolpushers, drillers and technical managers responsible for improving drilling performance at the rig site.