The purpose of this virtual instructor-led course is to provide drilling personnel with the knowledge and understanding of the causes of stuck pipe and the means to reduce or eliminate stuck pipe as a significant cause of lost time incidents and related costs.


Stuck pipe is the primary cause of non-productive time and should not be considered as an inevitable drilling hazard. This short course develops an understanding of how stuck pipe prevention can be managed from the well design and construction process through to the drilling operations phase.

Designed For

This course is designed for rig-site personnel.

Entry Requirements

Previous involvement in drilling operations as a rig crew member for a minimum of 6 months and introductory level well control certification is required to fully understand the concepts discussed in this course. Our virtual classroom requires minimal IT requirements – a laptop / desktop / tablet with speakers, a microphone, a webcam, and an internet connection (with 2Mbps up/down-load speeds).

Course Delivery

The course is delivered over 2 days and is taught virtually through presentation of a series of interactive lectures, short video clips, graphics, worked examples, knowledge assessments, and group discussion.

The pre-course knowledge assessments are used to highlight the areas of strengths and weaknesses of the group or individuals to allow the instructor to tailor teaching techniques to provide additional support where required.

The worked examples that complement the learning modules allow the course participants to demonstrate their understanding of the subjects covered.

To encourage group discussion and maximise engagement with the material, course participants are divided into teams to review relevant case studies, discuss the issues raised, and consider the relevance to their own operations, i.e. what could have been done better etc..


On successful completion of the final assessment, participants will be awarded an IADC DIT certificate valid for 2 years (24 months).

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