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Oilwell Drilling Primer e-Course

A collection of engaging e-learning modules assembled to help you understand drilling practices and key concepts that are essential in today’s oil and gas industry.

The content of the best-selling book, A Primer of Oilwell Drilling, has been transformed into interactive e-learning that lets you experience a drill rig up-close on your computer screen for detailed study. Special features and quizzes test learning. A focus on rig operations and new modules on Well Types and Formation Evaluation provide added value. If specific safety content is desired, you can select a course option that includes an add-on safety e-learning module provided at a significant price discount.

The Primer e-course has 21 modules and should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Upon successful completion, students earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units and a Completion Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin-PETEX.

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This e-Course includes the following e-modules (Click on the titles below to view a demo of each section):
1. Introduction to Petroleum
2. Petroleum Geology
3. Petroleum Exploration
4. Types of Wells
5. Rotary Drilling Rig Types
6. People and Companies
7. Interactive Onshore Rig
8. Interactive Offshore Rig
9. Overview of Drilling Systems
10. Rotary Rig Components: Power System
11. Rotary Rig Components: Hoisting System
12. Rotary Rig Components: Rotating System
13. Rotary Rig Components: Circulating System
14. Blowout Prevention System
15. Routine Drilling Operations
16. Formation Evaluation
17. Well Completion Operations
18. Well Stimulation
19. Controlled Directional Drilling
20. Open Hole Fishing
21. Well Control

Oilwell Drilling Primer e-Course: 2.5 CEUs
Catalog No. 92.C0310 - $695.00 for 12 months


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