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Mini Master Petroleum and Drilling Engineering



At the end of the course participants will have the knowledge to

  1. recognise different types of drilling contracts
  2. identify drilling personne
  3. describe how the personnel works together and define responsibilities
  4. identify different drilling rig types
  5. describe which rig to use in a specific environment
  6. identify and describe five sub-systems that comprise drilling rig equipment

Our teachers use real case studies rendering the course extremely practical and operational.


3 full days (24 hours) Classroom at our Manchester training centre in Manchester City Center - M4 5JW (Northern Quarter) 


Petroleum - 1. Geology 2. Geophysics 3. Drilling (onshore & offshore) 4. Production engineering 5. Reservoir engineering 6. Facilities (surface & subsurface) 7. Decommissioning 8. HSE

Drilling - 1. Drilling operation 2. Wells and Risk assessment 3. Drilling Rig Personnel 4. Drilling Contracts 5. Selection of Drilling Rigs 6. Classification of Drilling Rigs 7. Types of offshore Rigs 8. Drilling Rigs and Subsurface Geology 9. Components of Rotary Drilling Rig 10. Types of Drilling Bit 11. The Circulating System 12. Well Control System


Lateef Akanji – Senior Lecturer and Petroleum Engineering Programme Coordinator at University of Aberdeen