Welcome to our resources section which covers, in brief, the resources which IDEAS has – and utilises – to give you, our clients, the very best in personnel and information, whether it be for training or consultancy purposes. 

In this section of our website we have included key information points relating to the following areas: – 

  • Personnel
  • Bulletins which we issue on a timely basis
  • Our personally written Technical / Engineering Papers
  • Learning Hub / Useful Links
  • Acknowledgement of and to the providers of much of our source material for training purposes (e.g. API, SPE, IADC, NACE, IWCF, Service Companies, Equipment Companies, Drilling Contractors, Published Books & Articles)
  • Recent Certification Awards

Please contact us with any further questions or queries you may have. Thank you. 


All our personnel are highly experienced (25 – 35+ years), have a minimum of a B.Sc. Degree, with many having Master’s Degrees or PhD Degrees. If you are looking for expert trainers, all our trainers have taught for more than ten years; if you are looking for consultants all our consultants have been consulting for more than twenty years. 

Our personnel’s main language is English but we also have experts who speak several languages ranging from Arabic through to Thai. This is of great advantage when difficult subject areas are taught, for example well control.

Please contact us should you have specific requirements.


Click here to download pdf version of the above listing.  Kindly send us an email at for the full paper(s).


  • Bespoke HPHT Engineering Manual
    (Introduction, Personnel Training, Management & Safety, Well Planning, HPHT Drilling Fluids & Issues, Well-bore Fluid Mechanics, Primary Well Control, Well-bore Dynamics & Finger-printing, General HPHT Operations, Special Considerations for semi-submersible HPHT Drilling, Blowout Preventer & Casing Pressure Testing, MPD, Well Control Equipment & Materials), Surface Gas Handling Equipment, Equipment Standards, Inspection & Testing, Pressure Detecting Techniques, Preparation for Kick Control, Well Kick Indicators, Special Operations, IWCF Well Control Formulae, IWCF Kill Sheets).
  • Well Construction Manual
    (Introduction, The Role of Well Construction, The Well Design Process, Casing Design, Drilling & Completion Fluids, Cementing & CBL Interpretation, Drill Bits & Bit Selection, Hydraulics and Hole Cleaning, Drill String Design, Surveying & Directional Drilling, Formation Evaluation, Drilling Problems,Advances in Technology, Sub-sea Systems, Completion Equipment, Technical Limit, Teamwork).
  • Drilling Practices Manual
    (The Role of Drilling Practices, Basic Reservoir Description & Geology, Drill Bits & Bit Selection, Drill String Design, Drill String Standards, Hydraulics, Drilling Operations – Key Considerations [Shallow Gas, Lost Circulation, Hydrates, Pressure Profiling, Stuck Pipe], Drilling Fluids, Solids Control, Hole Cleaning, Directional Drilling, Casing & Tubing Operations Practices, Cementing and Cementing Practices, Well Logging Practices, Coring & Coring Practices, Well Abandonment Practices, Useful Formulae).


IDEAS wish to acknowledge and thank the following resources for their help and for selflessly posting and printing extremely useful public domain information which we have often referred to in our training material and consultancy work:-