E-Learning Course 1: General Drilling Systems

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Welcome to IDEAS E-Learning

There are many advantages to E-Learning! Key among them are :-

  • You can study in your own time and at your own pace;
  • You can repeat sections time and again until you understand things clearly;
  • There are no travel or hotel costs involved;
  • If you work offshore you do not have to go to training courses in your time off.

Please note that inter-action with the tutor is still possible, just as it is in class, through individual calls via Skype for example or e-mail / social media sites.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to help people to understand the major components of the Drilling System used to drill for oil, gas or condensate.  It cross-references the IADC Drilling Manual, API Standards & Recommended Practices, NACE, the Drilling Data Handbook, WellCap & IWCF information, Manufacturer’s Information & General Industry Data.  It also gives delegates further sources of information to pursue should they have a particular, more detailed interest.

SECTION 1: DRILLING UNITS

In Section 1 we look at the types of rigs used in overview format to drill wells.  Detailed information on one type of rig (e.g. semi-submersible) can be selected or Generic information on all types of rigs can be selected.  The rig types offered are :-

  • Land rigs
  • Jack-up rigs
  • Tender-assist Units
  • Platform Units
  • Semi-submersible rigs
  • Drill ships

SECTION 2: HOISTING SYSTEM

In Section 2 we look at the Hoisting System, specifically :-

  • Derrick
  • Substructure
  • Crown Block
  • Travelling Block
  • Draw-works
  • Drilling Line
  • Auxiliaries (e.g. Elmagco, Crown-o-Matic)

SECTION 3: ROTATING SYSTEM

In Section 3 we look at the Rotating System, specifically :-

  • Top-Drive System (specifically the TDS-8S)
  • Rotary Table
  • Master Bushing
  • Swivel

SECTION 4: CIRCULATING SYSTEM

In Section 4 we look at the Circulating System, specifically :-

  • Bulk Storage
  • Mud Mixing equipment
  • Mud Pumps (12-P-160’s, Hex)
  • Stand Pipe
  • Mud Treating Equipment

SECTION 5: WELL CONTROL SYSTEMS

In Section 5 we look at Well Control Systems, specifically :-

  • Diverter Systems
  • Blowout Preventers – General
  • Annular Blowout Preventers
  • Ram Blowout Preventers
  • Drilling / Spacer Spools
  • Choke & Kill Manifolds / Piping / Flexible Lines
  • Choke & Kill System
  • Hydrate Suppression: Glycol Injection
  • Standpipe Manifold
  • Cement Manifold
  • BOP Control Systems / Accumulator Units
  • BOP Handling Systems
  • Mud Gas Separators
  • Trip Tanks / Stripping Tanks
  • Degassers
  • Pit Volume Totalizers
  • Mud Return Flow Volume Meters
  • Safety Valves / Full Opening Safety Valves

SECTION 6: POWER SYSTEMS

In Section 6 we look at Power Systems, specifically :-

  • Engines
  • Generators
  • Emergency Generators
  • SCR / AC to DC System
  • DC System
  • Mechanical Drive Power
  • Hydraulic Drives
  • Compressed Air System / Pneumatic Drives

SECTION 7: RIG SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

In Section 7 we look at Rig Specific Equipment, specifically :-

  • Anchors
  • Anchor Winches
  • BOP Test Pumps
  • Etc.

SECTION 8: DRILLING READ-OUTS

In Section 8 we look at Drilling Read-outs, specifically :-

  • Weight Indicator
  • Pump Rate Gauges
  • Pump Pressure Gauges
  • RPM Gauge
  • Torque Gauge
  • Mud Return Flow Rate Indicator
  • Mud Tank Level Indicator
  • Trip Tank Volume Indicator
  • Etc.
  • Drilling Contractor personnel who are on “fast-track” accelerated learning programs from young graduate or pump-man through to Assistant Driller;
  • Operator personnel who are commencing a career offshore as Offshore Drilling Engineer or Trainee Drilling Supervisor;
  • Service personnel who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of Drilling Systems;
  • Delegates who are in another industry or full-time education who envisage joining the Drilling Industry.

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Currently, this course is not available for online registration. Please fill up your contact details and we will inform you when the course is available for registration.