This course trains the student in the tasks, methods, and procedures commonly used in well control for drilling, workover, and completion operations. The course covers the behavior of various types of drilling fluid and kicks encountered in well control. It particularly focuses on gas kicks and application of the general gas laws to well control. The course includes balanced, overbalanced, and underbalanced drill and is applicable to liquid based drilling fluids as well as air drilling. Included in this course is a lab using an IADC-approved computerized drilling simulator.
MATH 1003 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.