Well Engineering


Detailed well planning and optimization at the rig site are essential in the present business environment. This course puts all the pieces together for an integrated systems view of well planning and construction.

  • Technical concepts are reviewed and specific design steps and tools are used for the key planning processes of casing design, drilling fluid, hydraulics, bit selection running conditions and cementing program. Case studies are analyzed and worked as team projects, and participants are encouraged to bring case studies to class. Participants leave the course with a through understanding of the entire well planning, implementation and analysis process, and specific design processes and checklists.


  • Basic Geology
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Hydraulic planning
  • Rotary Drilling Bits
  • Drill String Design
  • Drill String Failure
  • Straight Drilling
  • Directional Drilling
  • Horizontal Drilling
  • Cost control
  • Factors Affecting Rate of penetration
  • Casing Setting Depth Selection
  • Casing /cementing
  • Hole Problems
  • Wall Control

Who Can Benefit?

Drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, senior engineers and team leaders in drilling engineering/ operations.