Well Design


Fresh graduate drilling engineers, geoscientists, petroleum engineers, foremen, operators and technicians.


This course is designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of planning and designing wells using the most up-to-date techniques. They will learn about the conceptual design and detailed engineering calculations involved in planning a well, the planning for vertical, directional and horizontal wells, the drilling fluids, bit selection, drill string design and casing program as well as the completion design of the wells.


  • Well planning processes
  • Duties and responsibilities of the drilling engineer in planning stage
  • Bit technology/design/applications
  • Drill string/BHA design
  • Circulation systems and fluids
  • Casing and cementing
  • Completions technology
  • Directional drilling
  • Engineering calculations
  • Avoiding borehole problems