This is the study programme for 2020/2021. It is subject to change.

Advanced Well and Drilling Engineering course provides a detailed knowledge of well & drilling engineering, technology and drilling methods. The course is designed based on theoretical and computer simulations, which would be applicable during well construction and production phase operation.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student should
  • Have good knowledge about drilling/production well related problems/failure, detection and solution/repair methods
  • Have good knowledge of drilling systems, riser mechanics and subsea technology
  • Have good knowledge about modern drilling methods and concepts
  • Possess a basic knowledge in production chemistry problems as well as selecting materials for prevention/inhibition/remedial actions for flow assurance
  • Possess knowledge about various material testing methods and parameter determinations
  • Possess knowledge about material and material selection with respect to various loading and corrosive environments.
  • Possess knowledge of drill string dysfunctionalities and control methods.
  • Possess knowledge about various corrosion types in oil well and prevention/inhibition methods
  • Be able to use both analytical calculation methods and simulation tools in solving engineering problems.
  • Be able to perform drillstring design using analytical techniques and computer simulations
  • Be able to perform hydraulic design using analytical techniques and computer simulations
  • Be able to perform well kill calculations and kick simulations
  • Be able to perform production tubing/casing design with respect to various loading scenario during production, stimulation and construction process
  • Obtain general competence in mechanics, flow dynamics and material technology that can be transferrable to other discipline areas
  • Obtain skills in solving engineering problems using both analytical methods and modern simulation tools in combination


The course provides detailed knowledge in various drilling/production phase-related problems (well integrity) including detection and solution methods, drilling systems, subsea technology, drillstring/tubing/casing mechanics and engineering designs based on various load cases, rheology, hydraulics, hole cleaning, well control design, advanced drilling methods (MPD/UBO), Production-chemistry problems/flow assurance, material testing, materials and material selection, and corrosion and coating technologies.
Adjustments to the plan may occur including elements like cementing and drill string dysfunctionalities (vibration) and control methods.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

Physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering and drilling subjects


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FCalculator.

Coursework requirements

Mandatory homework
The course teacher should approve a minimum of ten obligatory assignments within 3 weeks before the exam date.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Mesfin Belayneh Agonafir

Method of work

Class room instruction, exercises, and mandatory homework


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 05.06.2020