Introduction to Drilling (Free)

Take this FREE, 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 animations, vivid graphics, and detailed explanations.

This is the perfect course for anyone looking for roustabout jobs, offshore medic jobs, offshore diving jobs 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!

Introduction to 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

Animations introduce 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 for accessibility to students with no prior drilling experience.

Mud Circulating System

Powerful animations introduce students to 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, it helps students visualize equipment involved in the mud cleaning process through animation of the internal workings of the Shale Shaker and Degasser.