This course aims to develop the participant’s understanding of the well planning and design process. It is customised to the client’s training requirements and to the participants’ prior knowledge and experience. This training is delivered by our most experienced instructors and subject matter specialists to enable effective knowledge transfer and to close the knowledge gap created by “the big crew change”.

Designed For

This course is designed for new-start and/or early-career stage engineers. The course assumes a graduate-level understanding of mechanical engineering and is designed to build on the existing knowledge and experience of the participant on a career path to operations engineer, drilling supervisor and well engineer.

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

The course can vary between 10 and 15 days’ duration depending on the client’s training objectives and the experience levels of the course participants. The course combines theory with practice through individual and group exercises, discussion of case studies, continuous assessment, drilling simulator exposure, and site visits to specialist drilling solutions providers. 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.


Successful completion of the course will result in an Aberdeen Drilling School certificate which is valid for life and does not need to be repeated or renewed.

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This course is for group bookings only


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