Introduction to Drilling

Take this animated course to learn the fundamentals of drilling!

This 1 hour long course includes modules focused on an introduction to oil and gas, fundamental drilling equipment, and the mud circulation system. Every concept visualized through powerful drilling animation, vivid graphics, and detailed explanations.

This is the perfect course for anyone looking for roustabout jobs, offshore medic jobs, offshore diving jobs or offshore safety jobs or anyone who just wants to learn more about how the oil and gas drilling process works. If you like this course, a great next step on the learning journey would be our IADC Well Control School!

Free Chapters

Introduction of Drilling

A basic Introduction into the creation, exploration, and drilling of hydrocarbons. How are oil and gas formed? What are some of the techniques used to search for oil and gas? How is drilling a hole different from digging a hole?

Basic Drilling Equipment

Using animation, introduces students to the basic fundamentals of the drilling process. Introduces the drill bit, drill collar, drill pipe, and derrick. Then, introduces casing pipe and the cementing process. All concepts taught and explained to be accessible to students with no prior drilling knowledge.

Mud Circulation System

Using powerful animations, introduces students to rock cuttings and walks through the necessity for drilling mud circulation to remove the cuttings from the well. Uses surface and downhole animations to walk through the entire mud circulation system. Lastly, lets students visualize equipment involved in the mud cleaning process through animation of the internal workings of the Shale Shaker and Degasser.

Introduction to Drilling (Free) vs. Introduction to Well Control (WellSharp)

Topics. Free. WellSharp.
1.1 Introducton to Drilling
1.2 Math
1.3 Density
1.4 Pressure
2.1 Basic Drilling Equipment
2.2 Mud Circulating System
2.3 Pipes & manifolds
2.4 Workover & Completions
3.1 Blowouts
3.2 Formation Pressure
3.3 Hydrostatic Pressure
3.4 Pump Pressure
3.5 Kick Theory
3.6 Utube Effect
3.7 Lost Circulation
3.8 Surface Pressure
3.9 Surface Pressure
4.1 Drilling Fluids
4.2 Mud Balance
5.1 Gas Properties
5.2 Gas Kick
6.1 Pressure Gauges
6.2 Fluid Recording
6.3 Gas Control
6.4 BOP
6.5 BOP Accumulator
6.6 Safety Valves
7.1 InsufficientHP
7.2 Swabbing
7.3 Surging
7.4 Abnormally Pressured Formation
7.5 Annular Gas Flow
7.6 Intentional Kicks
8.1 Quick Response
8.2 Kick Indicators
8.3 Kick Warning Signs
9.1 Tripping
9.2 Shallow Gas Hazards
9.3 Shut-in Concept
9.4 Abnormal Circulation
9.5 Shut-in Procedure & Verification
9.6 Recording parameters
10.1 Constant BHP Methods
10.2 Kill Methods