University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
DRILLING AND COMPLETION I
 

Subject: PET

Course Number : 0106

Course Title:  DRILLING AND COMPLETION

Course Description:

Drilling and Completion I covers Components and Processes related to Oil and Gas Drilling, and the fundamental principles of geology, chemistry, and physics that provide the scientific basis for drilling technology. Basics of drilling hoisting, circulating, and rotating systems will be introduced.  Material will then cover the properties of drilling fluids and additives as well as cement composition, additives, and placement technologies.   The course also defines technical terms necessary to the understanding of instructions and information provided by the mud engineers. The course discusses the introduction to drilling fluids, the development of drilling technology equipment and procedures for evaluating drilling fluids performance, clay mineralogy and colloid chemistry, rheology, filtration properties, hole stability, drilling problems, and completion fluids. Drilling technology covers directional and horizontal drilling cementing, casing and casing design, drilling fluids and well control. 

 

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  PET 0103

Course Level: lower level