Introduction to Drilling Technology

The purpose of this course is to gain detailed insight into the various phases of a drilling operation.



During the course you will go through these subjects:

  • Norwegian petroleum history
  • Different platform types
  • Drilling program for a floating platform
  • Offshore drilling
  • Preliminary drilling operations
  • The well
  • Rotary drilling
  • Directional drilling
  • Drilling fluids, including circulation system and drilling fluid report
  • Cementing
  • Pressure control
  • Drilling problems
  • Fishing operations and equipment
  • Well test
  • Drilling at the edge
  • UBD and MPD
  • Dual gradient drilling

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to describe the various phases of a drilling operation. They should be able to identify, state the position and give an account of how drilling equipment is used on a platform.