MDS Courses - Training in Drilling Operations & Well Control
Murchison is the global leader for training in drilling operations and well control (for drilling, and for workover & intervention).
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Operational Drilling Technology
Proper supervision of a drilling operation is the objective of this ten-day course. It covers drilling practices and problems from spud to completion for all levels from assistant driller to drilling manager. Well control certification (IWCF or IADC) is also included. (Certification testing is done online. See details below.)
Practical Drilling Technology
The objective of this five-day drilling technology course is to equip drilling personnel with the technical tools needed to become effective supervisors. This is Part I of a two-course series in drilling technology.
Advanced Drilling Technology
This five-day course is a supervisor level course that is suited for experienced operator, contractor, and service company personnel. Students should complete the PDT and a well control course prior to enrolling in the ADT.
Stuck Pipe & Fishing
The objectives of this three-day course are to present methods of preventing and freeing stuck pipe, and also to present the philosophy and methodology of fishing.
Floater Operations Transition
This two-day course is designed to help experienced surface personnel to transition into floater drilling operations.
At this time, we are only offering our Floater Operations Transition course as an In-House Course.Click here for details about In-House Training.
Introduction to Drilling
This special one-day course introduces the drilling process, drilling rigs & equipment, and personnel associated with drilling. A more in-depth three-day version is also available.
At this time, we are only offering our Introduction to Drilling course as an In-House Course.Click here for details about In-House Training.
This two-day course reviews the causes and effects of hole instability and stuck pipe. It also covers methods of detecting and preventing these problems.
At this time, we are only offering our Hole Stability course as an In-House Course.Click here for details about In-House Training.
Drilling Fluids for Rig Personnel
This course gives an overview of the drilling fluids used in our industry, their properties, maintenance and disposal. The goal is to provide field or rig personnel a better understanding of the importance of drilling fluids or muds used to drill the well.
At this time, we are only offering our Drilling Fluids course as an In-House Course.Click here for details about In-House Training.
Advanced Casing Design
This course is a three-day tubular fundamentals course taught by Altus Well Experts.
Managed Pressure Drilling 101
This comprehensive course is a three-day, close-up study of managed pressure drilling. Taught by Altus Well Experts.
Well control certification testing for both IADC and IWCF is done on laptops, online. If you'd like to get a feel for IADC online testing, click here. IWCF also provides registered candidates an opportunity to practice on a "Mock Assessment".
Well Control Level 2 (Introductory)
The objective of this three-day course is to lay a solid foundation in well control. The U-Tube concept, gas laws, basic math skills, pressure basics, kick detection, kill sheet, drilling fluids, BOP equipment, shut-in procedures, and basic methods of well control are all covered. Candidates can sign up for either IWCF or IADC WellSharp certification.
Well Control - Level 3 (Driller)
The objective of this is to teach well control competency to drillers and others requiring a Level 3 certification.
At this time, we are only scheduling Level 3 well control courses by specific arrangement. If you need to get your Level 3 certification, please contact us to schedule a course: 281-494-0371; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well Control - Level 4 (Supervisor)
The objective of this course is to teach well control competency to toolpushers, OIMs, wellsite supervisors, superintendents, and engineers.
Workover & Intervention Well Control for Oil & Gas Operator Representatives
The objective of this five-day course is to teach well control competency to people working in well intervention, workovers, and completions operations.