Drilling Operations

Introduction to Drilling Technology

This course aims to provide learners with an introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry and the different stages required for extracting and producing hydrocarbons
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This course contains the following Learning Outcomes:

LO1 Explain how oil and gas are formed and how oil and gas deposits are identified
LO2 Give an overview of the origins of hydrocarbons
LO3 Give an overview of oil and gas supply and demand
LO4 Give an overview of the costs involved in oil and gas production
LO5 Explain how exploratory activities are undertaken
LO6 Identify global oil and gas fields
LO7 Explain the difference between Upstream vs. Downstream
LO8 Identify the types of installations for offshore exploration, drilling, production and transport
LO9 Describe what is meant by ‘shallow water’ and ‘deep water’ developments
LO10 Identify different types and positioning of drilling equipment
LO11 Describe the ram rig system
LO12 Describe the role of the drill string and loose handling equipment
LO13 Identify different well types and drilling sequences
LO14 Describe how drilling sequences and equipment are used to establish the wellhead
LO15 Describe the role of drilling mud and the circulation system
LO16 Explain the process of cementing the well
LO17 Explain the process of well completion
LO18 Explain reservoir production mechanisms
LO19 Give an overview of artificial lift systems
LO20 Explain what is meant by well stimulation
LO21 Provide an overview of well workover operations
LO22 Explain the steps involved in the production, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons
LO23 Give an overview of decommissioning obligations and solutions
LO24 Describe the process of well plugging and abandonment
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