Stuck Pipe Prevention

Our comprehensive training course on drilling oil and gas wells is specifically designed for individuals working closely with the operations departments within their organisations. It covers various topics, from geology to P&A, and thoroughly explains the equipment, roles, and responsibilities involved in drilling a well. With expert instructors and an in-depth curriculum, you'll gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in your role, whether you're a new employee or seeking to enhance your understanding. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your professional development and add value to your company. Register now and take the first step toward success!

Course Level



2 Days


Basic understanding

Course Objective

The main objectives of this course are to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent stuck pipe situations, from well design and construction to drilling operations. In addition, the course will cover the proper use of equipment for freeing stuck pipe and the safety measures that should be taken during these operations

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of the following:
• The philosophy behind stuck pipe prevention.
• The mechanisms and risk factors that lead to stuck pipe incidents.
• How to anticipate, prevent, recognize, and resolve stuck pipe incidents due to wellbore
instability, hole cleaning, differential sticking, and wellbore geometry.
• The mechanics of wellbore stresses and their impact on wellbore stability.
• How to analyze trends and identify early warning signs of developing wellbore problems.
• Techniques to ensure wellbore stability and efficient hole cleaning in vertical and
deviated wellbores.
• The mechanics of jars and accelerators and how to use them effectively.
• Techniques for calculating jar forces and safety measures for jar operation.
• Best practices for drilling and tripping, flow check, and connection procedures.


This training course is ideal for the entire drilling and completions team, including operators, drilling contractors, and service companies, who wish to enhance their understanding of stuck pipe prevention and learn the best practices for avoiding it.


Participants should have a basic understanding of drilling operations, drill string components, and drilling fluids before enrolling in this course

Soren Hartmann

Your Instructor

Soren Hartmann boasts an extensive career that spans more than three decades in the oil and gas industry. His experience encompasses a broad spectrum of operations, from deep-water to ERD urban land, in various locations worldwide. Soren's comprehensive knowledge comes from his years of serving both drilling contractors and subcontractors, which has led him to a comprehensive understanding of the industry. In the last ten years, Soren has held the role of Senior Drilling Performance Superintendent where he was integral to the design and application of 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 training in deep-water drilling, drilling technology, stuck pipe prevention, DWOP, and AAR. 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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