Oil & Gas Drilling 101

Oil & Gas Drilling 101

January 17-18, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Very knowledgeable and was able to give real world examples that made it relatable to picture the scenario.” – Sim-Tex

“[The speaker] did a great job of addressing questions when they came up and I feel like he was able to explain things really well in normal terms and example situations that people can understand.” – Permian Resources

“This was a great introductory course. The instructor was excellent, and everything went well.” – Permian Resources

With new initiatives from President Biden and conversations about environmental considerations and standards, this Oil & Gas Drilling 101 course will provide a comprehensive understanding of drilling operations, methods, well control and blowouts, safety, regulations, and more to help those new to the industry understand the continuous need for drilling operations.

The course will start with developing a base knowledge of common drilling terms and types, then diving into a more detailed approach on equipment, compliance, problem prevention, and design. Attendees will also learn:

  • Drilling fluids and their functions
  • Rotary, percussion, and directional drilling
  • Drilling optimization
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Environmental regulations and compliance

This program aims to equip attendees with a holistic knowledge of drilling operations, common issues, and the future of the industry. Case studies and open discussions will be included throughout the event to be sure everyone will benefit not only from our expert instructor, but from real stories and challenges from everyone in the group.

Discounts start at 20% off when you register five or more!

Learning Outcomes  

  1. Explain drilling operations, terminology, and functions of drilling fluids and bits
  2. Compare different types of drilling methods (i.e., rotary, percussion, directional) and identify the different components of a drill string
  3. Analyze the importance of evaluation techniques, such as mud logging and coring, and identify the steps involved
  4. Discuss the importance of well control equipment
  5. Review common problems, including stuck pipe, lost circulation, and hole instability and how to mitigate these issues


Wednesday, January 17, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing


Introduction to Oil & Gas Drilling 101

  • Overview of drilling operations and terminology
  • Types of drilling rigs and their components
  • Fluids and their functions
  • Types of bits

Oil & Gas Drilling 101 Operations

  • Methods:
    • Rotary
    • Percussion
    • Directional
  • Drill string and its components
  • Formation evaluation:
    • Mud logging
    • Coring
    • Logging while drilling
  • Casing and cementing
  • Architecture and trajectory design
  • Optimization

Well Control & Blowouts

  • Well control equipment
    • BOP
    • Chock manifold
    • Kill line
  • Procedures
    • Drilling margin
    • Kick detection
    • Well shut-in
  • Blowout causes and prevention
  • Blowout response and mitigation

Drilling Problems & Solutions

  • Stuck pipe
  • Lost circulation
  • Hole instability
  • Problem detection and diagnosis
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Case studies


Thursday, January 18, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Oil & Gas Drilling 101 Safety & Regulations

  • Process safety in wells
  • Drilling safety hazards and their mitigation
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental regulations and compliance
  • Occupational health and safety regulations


Prosper Aideyan, PE

Prosper Aideyan is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and an M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Houston. He has 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in well planning and design, well operations, and process safety with major oil and gas companies.

He has been teaching courses in Well Engineering Process Safety, Barriers Evaluation for Drilling and Wells Operation, Introduction to Drilling and Wells (Drilling Engineering Fundamentals and Principles), and Drilling Optimization for almost 10 years.

He is the author of Drilling Operations- Cost and Risk Management and a co-author of Applied Drilling Engineering Optimization which are based on his experience on various successful drilling engineering and operations improvement projects he has worked on during his career.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Oil & Gas Drilling 101

January 17-18, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 15, 2023 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and open discussion.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org


Who Should Attend

  1. Entry-level drilling technicians
  2. Drilling operators
  3. Engineers and project managers who work alongside drilling contractors or subcontractors
  4. Safety personnel
  5. Regulatory officials
  6. Anyone new to the industry who needs a better understanding of drilling processes and technologies