Deepwater Drilling Operation I

This course is specifically tailored for new employees involved in deepwater drilling roles and aims to equip non-technical support staff with a comprehensive understanding of the processes, equipment, and terminology used in deepwater drilling activities.




1-3 Days



Course Objective

The goal of this course is to give participants a comprehensive overview of the deepwater drilling process, from selecting a drilling location to well design and rig selection, as well as covering the challenges, risks, and limitations involved. This program provides a basic understanding of the equipment and terminology used in deepwater drilling.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the course, attendees will have gained a basic understanding of the following:

  • Development of Deepwater Drilling
  • Geological and Geomechanical Considerations
  • Rigs types and capabilities
  • Rig Equipment and Technology
  • Environmental and Seafloor Conditions
  • Station Keeping and Redundancy
  • Dynamic Systems and Mooring
  • Preparations Prior to Setting BOP
  • BOP and Drilling Riser Operations
  • Well Head Systems and Casing Design
  • Cementing and Drilling Fluids
  • Dual Activity Operations
  • Critical Aspects of Well Control
  • Logistics and Organisational Factors
  • Risks and Challenge
  • Safety Procedures and Protocols
  • Emerging Equipment and Technological Developments
  • Nice to know, and the next step


This course is ideal for drilling and completions engineers, technicians, and administrative staff who are just starting their journey in deepwater operations and wish to gain a fundamental understanding of the process. It serves as a starting point for those interested in further advanced-level training in deepwater well project and risk management.


A basic understanding of drilling and completion principles and some industry exposure are desirable for participants prior to enrolling in this course. However, if this is not the case, the course will be adapted to meet the needs of all attendees.

Soren Hartmann

Your Instructor

Soren Hartmann boasts an extensive career spanning over three decades in the oil and gas industry. His experience encompasses a broad spectrum of operations in various locations worldwide, from deepwater to ERD urban land. Soren’s comprehensive knowledge comes from his years of serving drilling contractors and subcontractors, leading him to a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

In the last ten years, Soren has held the Senior Drilling Performance Superintendent role where he was integral to designing and applying a framework to enhance customer operations during both planning and execution stages. His role entailed reviewing and optimising drilling programs and procedures. He is frequently solicited for his subject matter expertise.

He offers deepwater drilling, drilling technology, stuck pipe prevention, DWOP, and AAR training.

Soren holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and an extension in Drilling from the University of Texas at Austin.

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