Well Drilling Equipment and Operations - PTRL6009

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: enrolment in Petroleum Open Learning program

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is taught from a practical view with the aim that students will learn how to streamline and optimize rig operations and gain the technical skills to provide cost-effective solutions to common rig problems associated with day-to-day operations. Students enrolled in this course will be given an in-depth view of the physical processes involved in drilling oil and gas wells, both on-shore and off-shore. Moreover, students will learn the functions and roles of key rig equipment and apparatus.
Course covers: Powering and transmission system. Hoisting system. Rotary systems - including top-drive. Rotary drilling bit classification and selection. Circulating systems - including pump selection and design. Derrick design and selection. Offshore drilling technology - including anchoring systems, surface motion. compensation systems, marine risers, riser tensioning systems. Blow-out preventers - including selection and stack design, accumulator systems, mud monitoring systems.
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