Basic Course for Drilling and Well Technology (BCDW-06)

With reference to the syllabus approved by OLF (Norwegian Oil Industry Association) and NR (Norwegian Ship Owners Association) appointed representatives of the Norwegian Oil Industry by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, NPD, in accordance with the Norwegian Petroleum Act, on the 1st July 2000.

Geology and formation evaluation 50 hours 
Drilling technology 60 hours
Production technology 85 hours 
Well control 80 hours 
Drilling and well fluids 60 hours 
Platform- and Rig systems 50 hours 
Health & Safety, Regulation 35 hours 
Total hours 420 hours 

The time schedule represents first of all the internal relation between the topics based on a traditional teaching environment. If other teaching methods are used such as Computer Based training - CBT, distant training, i.e., this time schedule / syllabus is only a guideline.

The ITC course is normally run with 8 x 3 day course modules plus examination, as a weekend course, Friday to Sunday, every second week, with extensive use of CBT and Internet classroom. It can also be run with 5 week modules, Monday to Friday, plus two days for examination, over a 6 month period to match offshore rotation.

Course plan, weekend modules:


Module-1, Drilling Equipment and Drilling Technology

Day-1 Introduction to the course, course syllabus, practical use of the PC, CBT, Internet, individual study plan, classroom on the Internet, self study and course material.
Day-2 Rig organization, job descriptions, typical North sea well.
Day-3 Drilling, equipment, floaters. Drilling technology, hoisting and pipe handling, pumps.

Self study based on handed out material and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet class-room.


Module-2, Introduction to the Drilling Data Handbook, and units (SI and Oil field), Geology

Day-1 Petroleum geology.
Day-2 North Sea geology and oil and gas fields. Practical use of the DDH, unit conversion, video films drilling, CBT.
Day-3 Basic physics for well control.

Selfstudy, exercise in use of DDH and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet classroom.


Module-3, Drilling technology, formation evaluation, volume and pressure

Day-1 DDH, drill string, Drill bits. Formation evaluation for drilling.
Day-2 Well volume caculations, DDH.
Day-3 Well control pressure calculations.

Self study based on handed out material and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet classroom.


Module-4, Production and Chemistry

Day-1 Well completion and well services, Coiled tubing, Frac and Stimulation.
Day-2 Production systems, topside.
Day-3 Chemistry for production and drilling fluids, and production theory.

Day-4 . Exercise and repetition, CBT.

Self study based on handed out material and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet classroom.


Module-5, Drilling Fluids

Day-1 Drilling Mud theory, Mud circulation and cleaning system.
Day-2 Weighing, DDH, Rheology, Pressure loss, Stuck-pipe.
Day-3 Lab and exercise, Solids control, Chemical handling. 

Self study based on handed out material and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet classroom


Module-6, Health & Safety, Regulations, Hydraulics and Sub-sea and BOP

Day-1 HSE, NPD regulations.
Day-2 Hydraulic and Pneumatic rig systems.
Day-3 Sub-sea rig systems and BOP

Self study based on handed out material, regulations (NPD drilling regulations), exercise on the Internet classroom.


Module-7, Well Control

Day-1 Primary well control and procedures.
Day-2 Secondary well control and kill-sheet.
Day-3 Kill sheet exercises.

Self study based on handed out material and CBT, exercises placed on the Internet classroom.


Module-8, Directional Drilling, Cementing and Drilling program

Day-1 Directional Drilling and calculations. Drilling program.
Day-2 Well cementing operations.
Day-3 Repetition.


Module-9, Examination

Day-1 Test-1, Well control.
Day-2 Test-2, All other topics such as drilling, production, mud, cement and other topics.