DRILLING METHODS and TECHNIQUES in RESOURCE EXPLORATION

COURSE OUTLINE

Drilling Fundamentals:

• Essential elements of a drilling operation
• The mechanics of rock breaking
• Drill rig fundamentals

Drilling Methods
• Percussion drilling methods
• Rotary drilling methods – mud rotary, air flush rotary
• Rotary percussion methods – DTH drilling, Dual-tube reverse circulation drilling
• Sonic drilling
• Diamond core drilling
• Simultaneous casing systems

Common drilling calculations

The use of drilling fluids
Fundamentals of borehole surveying and directional drilling, core orientation methods

Economic aspects of drilling

Common drilling problems
• Shale stabilisation
• Lost circulation
• Solids control
• Fishing

Registration Fees
• Member R 9 450-00
• Member R 12 075-00
• Academic R 6 300-00
• Students R 4 990-00

Attendance is limited to 30 delegates only

REGISTER HERE: https://scatterlings.eventsair.com/gssa-drilling-methods-sept-2018/registration/Site/Register

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