Drilling Fundamentals Course

Our drilling Engineering Fundamentals course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices involved in drilling operations. It covers the essential concepts, equipment, and techniques used in drilling engineering, emphasizing both theoretical knowledge and practical applications. Students will gain a comprehensive foundation in drilling engineering, enabling them to plan and execute drilling projects effectively and safely.


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What You Will Benefit When Your Book Corporate Training With Oil Train:

  • Training Time Flexibility 

  • Quality training facility

  • Tailored Training Delivery Mode

  • Training venue flexibility ( We can deliver this training at your location)

  • Hard copy certificate sent to you

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Course Outline

  1. Course Outline:

    1. Introduction to Drilling Engineering

      • Overview of drilling operations and the role of drilling engineers
      • Historical perspective and evolution of drilling techniques
      • Drilling terminology and common industry practices
    2. Drilling Rig Components and Systems

      • Rig types and classifications
      • Drillstring components and their functions
      • Hoisting and rotary systems
      • Circulating and well control systems
      • Power systems and auxiliary equipment
    3. Drilling Fluids and Hydraulics

      • Role and functions of drilling fluids
      • Composition and properties of drilling fluids
      • Drilling fluid circulation and hydraulics
      • Cuttings transport and solids control
      • Well control principles and practices
    4. Rock Mechanics and Wellbore Stability

      • Basic concepts of rock mechanics
      • Formation stresses and their effects
      • Causes and prevention of wellbore instability
      • Casing and cementing considerations
      • Wellbore strengthening techniques
    5. Drill Bit Technology

      • Types of drill bits and their applications
      • Bit design principles and selection criteria
      • Cutting structures and materials
      • Bit hydraulics and bottom hole assembly (BHA) design
    6. Drilling Operations and Techniques

      • Drilling process from spud to completion
      • Drilling fluids management and maintenance
      • Drilling parameters and optimization
      • Directional drilling principles
      • Drilling problems and troubleshooting
    7. Well Control and Blowout Prevention

      • Well control fundamentals
      • Kick detection and well shut-in procedures
      • Blowout preventer (BOP) systems and components
      • Well control methods and practices
      • Emergency response and well control simulations
    8. Drilling Cost Analysis and Optimization

      • Cost elements in drilling operations
      • Drilling cost estimation and tracking
      • Economic analysis and decision-making
      • Performance monitoring and benchmarking
      • Strategies for drilling optimization
    9. Health, Safety, and Environmental Considerations

      • Regulatory requirements and industry standards
      • Hazard identification and risk management
      • Personal and process safety in drilling operations
      • Environmental protection and waste management
      • Safety culture and incident investigation

On successful completion of the  drilling fundamental  course, every participant will get a NUPRC and OSHA accredited certificate, ( certificate is accepted internationally)

The participant will also have the option to get

  • Self Breathing Safety Certification( optional N30,000) 

First Aid and CPR certificates 

( optional N30,000)

Course Fees

Request [email protected], WhatsApp +234 7036248614 

Course Duration

3 Days 

Registration Is Ongoing:


  • Register at any of the training centers nationwide



  • WhatsApp +234 7036248614 to start your registration process.


Port Harcourt:

17 Sentel, East, West Road, Port Harcourt



No 2 Allen avenue, Ikeja Lagos


Other Locations we can deliver this training for corporate requests:

Ibadan, Warri, Calabar, Eketi, Enugu, Abuja, and others.


Online training available for this course:


To complete this training online Email:  [email protected]


  • Call or WhatsApp  +234 7036 248 614 



Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs)

Who needs drilling fundamental Course?

Intending drillers, drillers 

How many certificates will I receive after this course?

On completion, the participant will get one (1) certificate with an option for extra 2 certificates.

What certification will I get after completion of this training?

on completion, participants gets certified


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