Drilling Fluid Engineering






To function effectively as a drilling engineer, a sound working knowledge of drilling fluid is compulsory.
This course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the functions of drilling fluids, mud engineering and solids control.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize types of drilling fluids and their functions.
  • Understand drill bit selection concepts.
  • Know the methods of drilling fluid and tool selection.
  • Understand the concept of mud engineering.
  • Identify the contaminants of drilling fluids and their prevention.
  • Understand how to control solids during drilling operations


Course Content Summary

Some of the course topics are:

  • Functions of Drilling Fluids
  • Types of Drilling Fluids
  • Components and Characteristics of Drilling Fluids
  • Drilling Fluids Selection
  • Different Constraints in Drilling Fluid Utilization
  • Drilling Fluid Contaminants and Prevention
  • Mud Engineering
  • Solids Control
  • Techniques for Minimize Formation Damage
  • Drilling Fluids Field Testing: Requirements and Process


Target Audience

  • Drilling supervisors
  • Drilling engineers
  • Tool pushers
  • Managers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Entry level engineers


Course Period

  • Option 1: Evening on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Option 2: Weekends (2 Saturdays, 8 am to 4.30 pm)
  • Option 3: Weekdays (2 days – 8 am to 4.30 pm)


Course Level: Intermediate


Price (Including VAT): N 100,000


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