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Syllabus

Week 1: Monday-Saturday: Terminology, Introduction To Rotary Drilling,   Functions and Testing of Drilling Fluids, Introduction To Laboratory Procedures, Chemicals, Safety, Testing of Drilling Fluids.

Week 2: Monday- Saturday: Terminology, Engineering Calculations, Composition & Properties of Water-Base Muds, Rheology, Flow characteristics and Gel Strengths of Drilling Muds, Mud Products, Build and Test Mud Samples for Contaminants.

Week 3: Mon/Wed/Fri: Terminology, Engineering Calculations, Composition and Properties of Drilling Muds, Rheology, Polymer Technology, Inhibitive Muds, Filtration   & Control, Introduction to Oil Base & Synthetic Fluids, Lost Circulation, Stuck Pipe, Shale Problems, Pressure Control, Introduction to Uuderbalanced Drilling. 

Tues/Thurs/Saturday: Build and Test Mud Samples, Contaminants, Treatments, Mud Products.

Week 4: Mon/Wed/Fri: Terminology, Engineering Calculations, Composition and Properties of Drilling Muds, Rheology, Solids Control, Hydraulics, Introduction to Drilling Fluids Computer Software, Corrosion Control, Environmental Concerns, Offshore Technology.

Tues/Thurs:  Build and Test Mud Samples, Contaminants, Treatments. 

Saturday: Graduation

Students will spend 182 hours in the classroom.  Lab hours are spent building and performing chemical checks on contaminated mud systems. Considerable time is also spent working with OMS drilling fluids software. Rig time occurs on Saturday afternoons and/or Sundays and is outside normal classroom hours.


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