Course name:


Course level:

Fundamental level



Target Audience:

  • Diploma or Undergraduate degree holders from any discipline
  • Working Professionals in Energy Sector
  • Candidates with Engineering experience, who are interested about the Subject matter

Entry requirements:

The candidates should be either a diploma or undergraduate degree holder or pursuing such a degree while applying.

Application procedure:

Students need to make a formal application via KIER website no later than a week before commencement of classes. After their application & qualifications are assessed, they will be invited to pay the fee and confirm their seat.

Number of seats:

30 per batch

Course description:

This 2 weeks course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of well construction, completion and tubing design. The course begins by providing an overall view of the upstream Oil & Gas industry and the history of crude production. Then the learners are introduced to the well construction process and each discipline of well construction is dealt with in-detail in the forth coming sessions. The learner will gain a very broad knowledge about the entire well construction process & in the design of drilling fluid, casing & cementing schedule. Learner will gain an indepth theoretical knowledge about prevention and management of Kick and in developing well completions program. Tubing design process and selection of materials is also explained in detail.

Course content:

  • Introduction
    • History of crude production
    • Oil & Gas engineering - an Overview
  • Production - Business Management
    • Processes to be performed before drilling a well<
    • Organisation chart of a typical drilling company and Each position’s responsibility
  • Introduction to Drilling
    • Types of drilling rigs
    • Components and equipments on a drilling rig
    • Seismic surveying
    • Predicting formation pressure
    • Fracture gradient prediction
    • Casing setting depth
    • Mud program
    • Cementing schedule
    • Drill cost analysis
    • Drilling time calculations
    • Tripping time calculation
    • Rig selection based on various parameters
    • Directional drilling planning
    • Completions planning
    • Well control
  • Well construction
    • Drilling –Step by step process
    • Drilling fluids – types, Composition, selection, additives & tests
    • Casing – Types of casing, casing program, Casing setting depth, selection of casing sizes, Load & design calculations, Handling & running procedure
    • Cementing – Types, functions & classifications of cement, Mix water requirements for each type of cement, Physical properties of cement, cement additives, Surface & subsurface equipments used in cementing job and procedure for each type of cement job
    • Well control – importance of well control, Oilfield pressures, well control principles, primary & secondary well control, reasons for kick occurrence, Primary & secondary indicators of kick, Precautions while drilling & tripping, Shit in procedure, Interpretation of shut in pressure, Determination of the Type of Influx, well killing procedures, Engineer’s method & driller’s method of killing the well with the associated pros & cons
  • Well completions
    • Well Completions– Completion fundamentals, procedure, reservoir considerations, predicting fluid flow in the wellbore, production forecast based on Inflow performance, Deliverability, Outflow performance, pressure and temperature drop calculations, predicting flow patterns & flow rate prediction
    • Completion design – Drilling considerations, well deviation survey, casing/ cementing considerations, Factors influencing completions design, Reservoir-wellbore interface, casing –tubing interface, Packer applications, Tubing – wellhead interface, Formation management, Optimising tubing size
  • Lower Completions
    • Packer selection process, Packer setting method, Tubing – packer connection selection, SSSV, Control/injection line selection, Material selection, Protectors, Wireline nipple selection
  • Tubing Design
    • Tubing stress analysis, Explanation for various stress & strain concepts & terms, Effect of Temperature on Material Yield Stress, Designing for the Service Life of the Tubing, tolerance, axial loading, temperature effect, ballooning, slack-off & overpull, Buckling Loads & modes, Tubing design factors, nomenclature & grades, Tubing nomenclature, different types of Elastomers & seals, Selection of Elastomers & seals

Course Objective:

Main objectives of the course are:

  1. To provide a deep understanding about the entire spectrum of well construction process and the various decision making processes involved
  2. To explain various calculations and measurements performed and how the results are used to make informed decisions
  3. To provide in-depth understanding about all the processes involved from the moment a decision is made to drill a well, up until the well is ready for production.
  4. To provide a deep understanding thereby enabling the learner to make informed decisions about choosing the right material and selecting the casing, cementing, mud and drilling program which will provide optimised results

Student Handouts:

More than 540 pages of handout notes will be provided to the participants during the class. The e-version of these handouts will also be available on the INFONIX for the participant to access, for up to 90 days from the start of the course.

Tutor Information:

Mr. Vipin Bhalla, Drilling Manager (Rtd), has over 30 years of hands-on experience in Drilling & completion. He has held various positions at all levels in his extensive career from Driller to Drilling Manager. He has worked on Rigs across India and also has more than 5 years experience as Drilling Supervisor in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi & Oman. During his experience which spreads across 4 decades, he has vast experience in tackling well kicks, total Mud loss scenarios, drilling high pressure gas wells, drilling wells with horizontal drain holes, executing well killing operations, drilling wells up to 4,800mts deep, drilling highly deviated, horizontal and extended reach wells, drilling HPHT wells, drilled wells with high degree of cavings and differential sticking problems, Performed Fishing operations, to name a few of the feathers in his cap. He has vast practical knowledge in drilling, completion, well intervention, drilling re-entry wells, MWD systems and HSEQ management at rigs. He has also got a few years of experience in co-coordinating Rig construction & Rig refurbishment operations.

Method of delivery:

The instruction is conducted in a classroom provided with spacious & friendly environment for the students. Each individual will have separate seating arrangement, with enough space providing comfort. Projector & board will be used to show slides and to explain concepts. Beside this, reading room & desktops with internet facility is available for every individual student to further enrich their knowledge outside class hours. KIER has developed an online self assessment portal called INFONIX were every participant can log into their account (username & password will be provided by the institute) were they can take self assessment for the course they have enrolled for and also can read the electronic version of each module. The user account will stay active for 3 months from the date of joining.

Access to Course content via INFONIX :

KIER has developed an online self assessment portal called INFONIX were every participant can log into their account (username & password will be provided by the institute upon registration) were they can access the course content and take self assessment for the course they have enrolled for. The course content includes, more than pages of class handouts, presentation slides used while taking the class and other relevant reference material. The user account will stay active for 90 days from the first day of the class.

Examination and pass percentage:

Examination will be conducted at the last day of the course. The examination will be in the form of multiple choice questions. Totally 50 questions needs to be answered and the student needs to score more than 60% to pass the examination.

Course completion certificate:

Candidates who have scored more than 60% in the exam conducted at the end of the course, will be presented with a course completion certificate. This certificate can be either sent via courier or can be collected at the office.

Course calendar:

  • Course
  • Well Engineering
  • Week
  • Day
  • Session-1
    9 am to 12 pm
  • Session-2
    2 pm to 5 pm
  • 1
  • Monday
  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry
  • Drilling Management Process, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Tuesday
  • Drilling Rigs
  • Drilling Equipments
  • Wednesday
  • Drilling & Well Construction
  • Drilling & Well Construction
  • Thursday
  • Drilling fluid
  • Casing
  • Friday
  • Well control
  • Well control
  • 2
  • Monday
  • Cementing
  • Well Completions
  • Tuesday
  • Completion Design
  • Sub Surface Equipments
  • Wednesday
  • Perforation & Artificial Lift
  • Perforation & Artificial Lift
  • Thursday
  • Tubing Design
  • Tubing Design
  • Friday
  • Discussion & Doubts Clarification
  • Final Exams

Student complaints & feedback system:

KIER is committed to providing a good quality education which meets or exceeds the participant’s expectations. One of the ways we continue to improve our standards is by listening to the participant’s comments about our course. At the end of the course, participants will be invited to fill out a Feedback Form which will be accessed and necessary actions will be taken. The participants can also make complaints, comments and feedback at any time during the course. We are committed to learn from the comments that we receive and improve the quality of the courses offered.

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