ERPE 260 Drilling Engineering

Drilling Engineering is a multidisciplinary subject. The course will cover the fundamentals of drilling engineering to allow students and researchers to appreciate the various interacting subsystems. The class will start by an introduction to drilling systems, rigs, and tools. We will then discuss wellbore hydraulics; drilling problems identification and solutions; well cementing; drilling of directional and horizontal wells; wellbore surveying; pore pressure, fracture gradients; well control; offshore drilling and underbalanced drilling. We will utilize the PAYZONE drilling predictive simulator to corroborate learning.