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Advanced Drilling Technology and Modelling PET906

The course addresses various modern topics related to well technology and introduces use of models in well construction processes.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start


Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction


Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering

Learning outcome
After completing this course the student should:
  • possess knowledge of the content of a drilling program .
  • be aware of challenges related to drilling in harsh environments.
  • know the fundamental knowledge of drilling and drilling models.
  • have knowledge about automated, integrated, and intelligent drilling.
  • have knowledge about computational methods which are important in these planning and follow up processes.
  • be able to apply different computational methods for given engineering tasks and project assignments.
  • be able to transfer the methodology basis to other areas of engineering applications.
  • work on small research projects and find good relevant points with  PhD projects
Drilling data. Drilling models. Low margin field prospects including HPHT and Deepwater challenges. Managed Pressure Drilling. Computational methods for well engineering. Automated drilling processes and control engineering. Drilling risks and drilling problems detection. New drilling technologies. Content may vary from year to year.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
Programming competence
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral exam and report 1/1 Pass - Fail

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Dan Sui
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures, group work, colloqium and student presentations
Open for
Students admitted to a PhD program at the Department of Petroleum Engineering
Course assessment
Standard UiS procedure
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Advanced Drilling Technology & Modelling (DPE200) 5
The syllabus can be found in Leganto