The aim of this Advanced Well Engineering course is to consolidate the course participant’s understanding of well engineering principles in the context of a well design and well plan document. Underpinning the course is the notion that preparing a well design is about “asking the right questions” of the well design team and of service providers

Designed For

This course is designed for early-career well engineers with prior knowledge of the basic principles of well engineering and with between 3 and 8 years of experience as a well engineer, or for those well engineers wishing to further develop their skills in presenting a fully developed well programme.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this type of training; however, candidate suitability and assumed base knowledge will be discussed and agreed with the client in the early stages of course development.

Course Delivery

This 10-day course can be tailored to focus on specific areas of development need or the experience levels of the course participants. It is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures, videos and animations, case studies, simulated drilling scenarios and facilitated study group discussions supported by technical reviews. Underpinning the course is a team-based well design project. The project will run throughout the course and culminate in team presentations of an agreed well design on the final day of the course. The instructors on this course have extensive experience in well engineering, well design and the application of new technologies.


Successful completion of the course will result in an Aberdeen Drilling School certificate which is valid for 2 years.

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