PTEC3304 Drilling Technology

Course Description

This course is designed to cover the principals and technologies of drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing and well control.

Course Credits: 3

PrerequisitesMATH 1324 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  5. An ability to communicate effectively.
  6. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  7. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Discuss the basics of well planning
Understand the components of rotary drilling rigs Calculate rig power requirements
Discuss basics of drill string
Discuss basics of casing strings
Explain principles of drilling fluids 
Explain principles of drill bits
Explain fundamentals of cementing operations Describe well control procedures