Drilling Technology with Hands-on Lab

This course trains the student in the tasks, methods, and procedures commonly used in drilling for oil and gas in the Appalachian Basin. It covers fluid and air drilling. Fluid drilling includes water, oil, and synthetic based fluid systems. Topics addressed in the course include hoisting, circulating, and rotating systems, and considerations for safely operating those systems. The course also covers events associated with routine drilling as well as special operations. Hands-on training includes the proper and safe use of elevators, slips, tongs, and pipe spinners while making a connection or tripping the drill string.