Drilling Methods and Techniques in Resource Exploration (GSSA)

Event Date: 
26 Sep 08:00 - 28 Sep 16:00
Event Description: 

Course Outline

Drilling Fundamentals

  • Essential elements of a drilling operation
  • The mechanics of rock breaking
  • Drill rig fundamentals

Drilling Methods

  • Percussion drilling methods
  • Rotary drilling methods - mud rotary, air flush rotary
  • Rotary percussion methods - DTH drilling, Dual-tube reverse circulation drilling
  • Sonic drilling
  • Diamond core drilling
  • Simultaneous casing systems

Common drilling calculations

The use of drilling fluids

Fundamentals of borehole surveying and directional drilling, core orientation methods

Economic aspects of drilling

Common drilling problems

  • Shale stabilisation
  • Lost circulation
  • Solids control
  • Fishing

Registration Fees

  • Member R 9 450-00
  • Member R 12 075-00
  • Academic R 6 300-00
  • Students R 4 990-00

Attendance is limited to 30 delegates only

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