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PTE330 Well Drilling

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to drilling systems; equipment functions, performance, and design considerations of rotating system, hoisting system, and circulation system; drilling fluids calculations and selections; directional drilling; hydraulic programs; drilling optimization; casing string design; cementing techniques; well planning and control; drilling hydraulics; formulation evaluation and well completion; well deliverability; artificial lift; and drilling problems. 

 Prerequisites: PTE200 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and CIE204 Geology for Engineers.