Oil and Gas Drilling 101

January 17-18, 2024 | Live Streaming Online

A Program

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If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

With new initiatives from President Biden and conversations about environmental considerations and standards, this Oil & Gas Drilling 101 course will provide a comprehensive understanding of drilling operations, methods, well control and blowouts, safety, regulations, and more to help those new to the industry understand the continuous need for drilling operations.

The course will start with developing a base knowledge of common drilling terms and types, then diving into a more detailed approach on equipment, compliance, problem prevention, and design. Attendees will also learn:

  • Drilling fluids and their functions
  • Rotary, percussion, and directional drilling
  • Drilling optimization
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Environmental regulations and compliance

This program aims to equip attendees with a holistic knowledge of drilling operations, common issues, and the future of the industry. Case studies and open discussions will be included throughout the event to be sure everyone will benefit not only from our expert instructor, but from real stories and challenges from everyone in the group.

Discounts start at 20% off when you register five or more!

Learning Outcomes  

  1. Explain drilling operations, terminology, and functions of drilling fluids and bits
  2. Compare different types of drilling methods (i.e., rotary, percussion, directional) and identify the different components of a drill string
  3. Analyze the importance of evaluation techniques, such as mud logging and coring, and identify the steps involved
  4. Discuss the importance of well control equipment
  5. Review common problems, including stuck pipe, lost circulation, and hole instability and how to mitigate these issues



9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central TIme

Introduction to Oil & Gas Drilling 101

  • Overview of drilling operations and terminology
  • Types of drilling rigs and their components
  • Fluids and their functions
  • Types of bits

Oil & Gas Drilling 101 Operations

  • Methods:
    • Rotary
    • Percussion
    • Directional
  • Drill string and its components
  • Formation evaluation:
    • Mud logging
    • Coring
    • Logging while drilling
  • Casing and cementing
  • Architecture and trajectory design
  • Optimization

Well Control & Blowouts

  • Well control equipment
    • BOP
    • Chock manifold
    • Kill line
  • Procedures
    • Drilling margin
    • Kick detection
    • Well shut-in
  • Blowout causes and prevention
  • Blowout response and mitigation

Drilling Problems & Solutions

  • Stuck pipe
  • Lost circulation
  • Hole instability
  • Problem detection and diagnosis
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Case studies



9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central TIme

Oil & Gas Drilling 101 Safety & Regulations

  • Process safety in wells
  • Drilling safety hazards and their mitigation
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental regulations and compliance
  • Occupational health and safety regulations


Prosper Aideyan, PE

Prosper Aideyan is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and an M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Houston. He has 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in well planning and design, well operations, and process safety with major oil and gas companies.

He has been teaching courses in Well Engineering Process Safety, Barriers Evaluation for Drilling and Wells Operation, Introduction to Drilling and Wells (Drilling Engineering Fundamentals and Principles), and Drilling Optimization for almost 10 years.

He is the author of Drilling Operations- Cost and Risk Management and a co-author of Applied Drilling Engineering Optimization which are based on his experience on various successful drilling engineering and operations improvement projects he has worked on during his career.