Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor's consent.
An introduction to surface and subsurface activities associated with drilling new wells or deepening existing wells. Along with the basics, newer technologies (directional drilling, underbalanced drilling, measurement while drilling, etc.) will be introduced. Highlights the basics of connecting a wellbore to the reservoir following drilling. This involves completing the well (cementing and perforating, gravel packing, frac packing, screens) and stimulation (hydraulic fracturing or acidizing are carried out to enhance connectivity to and production from the formations of interest). Environmental awareness and procedures for minimizing footprint and impact on the environment will be considered.