UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5805 Drilling Engineering

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers material from introductory- to medium-level complexity of drilling and completion technology for oil and gas well construction. Topics include a drilling project overview, introduction to drilling equipment, operations and systems; details of mud circulation; well monitoring; well logging and well control systems; bottomhole assembly and bit selection; drilling fluids and mud program design; drillstring and casing design; cementing operation and design; directional and multilateral drilling; well trajectory design; well trajectory simulation; well completion techniques, equipment and fluids; near-wellbore damage due to drilling and completion operations; and smart well.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the overall drilling operations from planning to completion for production; (2) demonstrate a functional understanding of various equipment, processes and systems involved in drilling and completion operations; (3) demonstrate design capabilities for major engineering components and materials for safe operations and maximum production; and (4) discuss the effect of reservoir conditions on the selection of drilling equipment and strategies.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group assignment; and (2) final end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: OGEG4801 Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering

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