Introduction to Drilling, Calgary, April 3-4, 2014

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2014 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This two-day course provides a non-technical overview of the phases, operations, and terminology used in of the drilling and completion of an onshore oil or gas well. It is intended for non-drilling personnel who work with drilling professionals (e.g. accounting, administrative, and support staff, environmentalists, landmen, stock analysts, etc).  No prior experience of knowledge of drilling operation is required.  The course will provide participants with a better understanding of issues faced in all aspects of onshore drilling operations. For a course related to offshore drilling operations, we recommend the "Introduction to Offshore Drilling" course.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Overview of Basic Petroleum Geology
  • The "Well Construction" Process
  • Drilling Rig - Its Components and Functions
  • Drilling a Well - From Top to Bottom
  • Drill Bits - Drill Fluids ("Mud")
  • Formation Evaluation (Logging - Coring - Drillstem Testing)
  • Completion and Workover Operations

Date: Apr 03 - 04, 2014

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Dick Heenan has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University in Montreal, and over twenty-five years of experience in the upstream petroleum industry in a variety of technical and managerial positions. This includes supervision of both on and offshore operations internationally. Job assignments have included field supervision of drilling and service rigs, testimony as an expert witness in well control, preparation of Arctic offshore drilling and development scenarios, and US Department of Justice Anti-Trust presentations. Mr. Heenan is a member of APEGGA, SPE and the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers (CADE). He has published papers and articles through CADE and SPE, as well as several commercial publications. Mr. Heenan currently has a private drilling and completions consulting practice based in Calgary Alberta.