Drilling Seminars

Basic Well Control

This Seminar includes the physical principles and concepts related to maintaining and regaining control of formation pressures while drilling a well.

It is suitable for persons desiring to learn the common methods of well control.

The participants will gain knowledge of well control theory and be exposed to the practical and theoretical skills required to most well control situations.

The course will provide the student with a solid background and knowledge of why well control is essential, how well control is maintained, what the indicators are that well control might be lost, and how to regain the control once it has been lost

Table of Content

  • General well control principles
  • Risk assessment
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Formation pressures
  • Primary & secondary well control
  • Well control equipment
  • Subsea and surface equipment
  • Well barrier concept
  • Kick causes
  • Kick detection
  • Influx characteristics and behavior
  • Well control methods
  • Inflow testing


High Pressure High Temperature Drilling

This course will focus on the professional drilling team performances and safety when drilling HPHT wells.

The Course Content can be tailored to meet client’s specific needs and requirements.

The objective is to ensure that policy and operating philosophy will be followed during drilling HPHT wells with respect to proper drilling and tripping practices and well control procedures.

Table of Content:

  • High Pressure High Temperature Introduction
  • Well specific Information
  • Rig specific Information
  • Drilling Terminology
  • Well Control Terminology
  • Well Control Principles
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Communication
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Pit Discipline
  • Fingerprinting
  • Causes of Kicks
  • Wellbore Breathing Vs Kick
  • HPHT Practices


Stuck Pipe

Stuck Pipe is a multi-million-dollar problem for the drilling industry. Statistics show that lack of communication and awareness on the part of rig crews is a major factor in stuck pipe incidents.

The course will give the participants a better understanding of how a stuck-pipe situation can develop and what warning signs to look out for.


  • Create an environment where team members challenge existing practices and suggest or develop new ones that enhance operational performance.
  • Identify and eliminate activities that have potential to result in increased non-productive time.
  • Openly discuss issues that impact on operational performance.

Table of Content

  • What is a Stuck-Pipe?
    • Mechanisms
    • Differential sticking
    • Inadequate hole cleaning
    • Chemically active formations
    • Mechanical stability
    • Over pressured formations
    • High dip sloughing
    • Unconsolidated formations
    • Mobile formations
    • Fractured & faulted formations
    • Naturally over-pressured shale collapse
    • Induced over-pressured shale collapse
    • Reactive formations
    • Tectonically stressed formations
    • Under gauge hole
    • Key seating
    • Ledges and doglegs
    • Junk
    • Collapsed casing / tubing
    • Cement blocks
    • Green cement
  • Prevention
  • Planning
  • Monitoring at the Well Site
  • Hole Cleaning in Near Vertical Wells
  • Hole Cleaning in Deviated Wells
  • Primary Sticking Measurement