Advanced Drilling Technology presents drilling personnel with the comprehensive knowledge of drilling operations needed to become effective supervisors.

Tthe program covers all aspects of well planning, drill string design, hydraulic optimization and down-hole concepts. Participants will be provided with both theoretical and practical applications using advanced simulation technology.

ADT is the second part of a two-part series in drilling technology. Participants are required to complete Practical Drilling Technology, along with the supervisory level of Well Control.


  • 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 slides and discussion.

    Advanced Drilling Technology is designed for Drillers, Toolpushers, Rig managers, Wellsite Leaders, Superintendents, and Engineers.
    The Advanced Drilling Technology Course usually hosts a class size of 4-12 persons.

    Advanced Drilling Technology is a 5 day course.

    COURSE DATES 2018:


    Mon 26th – Fri Mar 2nd


    Mon 11th – Fri 14th


    Mon 25th – Fri 29th

    Classes will begin at 7:30 A.M.
    Students will be dismissed by noon on the final day.

    Interested in this course? Apply here.