Advanced Drilling Technology

Advanced Drilling Technology (ADT) Course

Description: This is Part 2 of a two-course series in drilling technology. It is recommended participants complete the PDT (Practical Drilling Technology) course and a supervisory level Well Control course prior to enrolling in ADT. This is a supervisor level course that is suited for the experienced operator, contractor and service company personnel.

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Who Should Attend

Drillers, Toolpushers, Rig Managers, Wellsite Leaders, Superintendents and Engineers.


Course Length

5-Day Course

Course Content

  • Pre-Spud Meeting
  • Communication
  • Hole Trends
  • Problem Solving Model
  • Drill String Design
  • Casing & Cementing
  • Drillout Considerations
  • Leak-Off Tests &
  • Formation Integrity Tests
  • Tripping
  • Limitations to Control Capability
  • Salt Water Flows &Kick Identification
  • Production Squeezes
  • Underground Blowouts
  • Lost Circulation from Propagation Losses
  • Deviation and Stuck Pipe
  • Freeing Techniques
  • Advanced Mud
  • Kick-Off Plugs
  • Advanced Mud Solids
  • Hydraulics
  • Top Hole Cleaning
  • Shallow Gas and Diverting
  • Causes of Abnormal Pressure
  • WC Red Flags and Transition Zone Indicators
  • Logging and Perforating
  • High Press/High Temp Considerations
  • Shales
  • BOP Equipment Considerations
  • Subsea Equipment Considerations
  • Gas Cap Drilling
  • Squeezing for Holes in Shoes & Top of Liners
  • Liner Cementing
  • Advanced Methods of Well Control (Driller’s Method, Wait & Weight, Volumetric & Lubrication, Modified Wait & Weight)


Lecture, exercises, workshops, tests, PowerPoint presentations, and discussions.

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