Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Drilling Engineering Courses

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NExT's curriculum provides courses for technical and nontechnical professional at all experience levels. The course matrix below organizes the curriculum by course focus and competency level. You can use this matrix to find the right course and build your training plans. Software and Domain courses are listed separately in their respective sections, please click on the interested tab to see all the courses under the corresponding discipline. Field trips are marked while technical courses that use software have been marked , and the courses with practical sessions (either hands-on operational or software or both) are highlighted with . There are some courses that use simulators and are highlighted with .

Competency Level   Well Planning & Design Drilling Technology Management & Well Operations
Advanced       Deepwater Well Project and Risk Management
Advanced Petroleum Geomechanics Dynamic Pressure Drilling (DPD) IWCF Surface Well Control Certification (Supervisors) Level 3&4
    HPHT Drilling Design and Operations
Skill   Well Abandonment - Plug, Abandonment and Decommissioning Practical Directional Drilling and Surveying
Cement Integrity Assurance and Evaluation
Horizontal, Extended Reach, and Multilateral Drilling
Well Design and Construction Engineering - Heriot-Watt University Course    
Drillstring Design Mud School - European Learning Center
Cementing Operations Deepwater Completions Stuck Pipe Prevention
Casing Design    
Practical Cementing   Mud Logging: Surface Gas Measurement and Fluid Characterization
Practical Cementing Operations   Drilling Optimization
Well Architecture and Drilling in Shale Plays   Deepwater Drilling Design and Operations
Advanced Remedial Cementing (Russian)   Well Integrity - Life of a Well
    Drilling Project and Risk Management
    Stuck Pipe and Fishing Operations
    Stuck Pipe and Hole Cleaning
Foundation   Directional Drilling and Surveying
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geomechanics Drill Bits and Hydraulics Well Control
Fundamentals of Cementing Operations   Well Placement Fundamentals
Basic Cementing (Russian)    
Geomechanics for Drilling Engineers   Drilling Fluids
Deepwater Familiarization   Petrophysics for Drilling Engineers
    Mud Logging Operations
Drilling Engineering
Awareness   Drilling and Production Overview with Virtual Reality visits
Introduction to drilling with VR
Introduction to Drilling
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