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Advanced Drilling Technologies (DRI14)

  • To be announced for 2025


This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of advanced drilling engineering, enabling participants to decide which technology is most appropriate for their business.
It is an introduction to advanced drilling topics such as High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) drilling, modern drilling technologies (i.e. casing drilling, unconventional drilling methods), special well design, drilling problems and their solutions. Advanced drilling techniques such as casing drilling or coiled tubing drilling are also covered as are tools and techniques used in casing or tubing drilling such as surface equipment, bottomhole assemblies (BHA), etc.

Course Level: Skill / Advanced
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Catalin Teodoriu

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A drilling, production or operations engineer, field supervisor, manager or technical support personnel with a good understanding of the principles of drilling engineering

How we build your confidence

You will be guided through planning and evaluating drillstring design and learn how to perform calculations associated with well tubular design and stuck pipe situations.
Non-conventional aspects of drilling will be also covered within this class, guiding you through shale gas drilling, gas hydrates drilling and coring as well as modern casing and coiled tubing drilling aspects.
At the end optimisation concepts will be presented, helping you to learn how to take decisions that could save time and increase the safety of drilling operations.

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Drill string mechanics: loads, cause of failure, design concepts
  • Mechanised drilling operations: make-up of tubular, mechanised drilling rigs
  • Drilling problems: stuck pipe situations, fishing operations
  • Advanced drilling technologies - casing drilling, HPHT, coiled tubing drilling
  • Proper selection of drilling technology for shale gas, geothermal drilling, etc.
  • Non-conventional drilling methods and equipment including environmental aspects of drilling activities
  • Drilling through gas hydrates


  • Drilling engineering - a short review
  • Drilling methods and drilling technologies
  • Drillstring mechanics
  • Mechanised drilling operations
  • Drilling problems and their solutions in modern drilling operations
  • Coiled tubing drilling technology
  • Casing drilling technology and casing fatigue
  • Expandable tubular and their applications
  • Drilling HPHT wells
  • Drilling fluids for HPHT environment
  • Wellbore hydraulics
  • Drill bit optimisation and selection
  • Non-conventional drilling methods
  • High performance drilling concepts
  • Drilling through gas hydrates
  • Aspects wellbore construction and wellbore integrity
  • Proper selection of drilling technologies and methods for your business

Customer Feedback

"Useful knowledge about drilling engineering was presented in this course. Also some new technologies and new and useful concepts such as DWC, MSE etc. were introduced." - Engineer at Chengdu Best Diamond Bit Co.



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