Deepwater Drilling & Development CertificationDRIL/OFDWE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an in-depth, practical understanding of offshore drilling techniques, operations, equipment and procedures.
Audience :
  • Young engineers and supervisors, tool pushers with some experience in drilling.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Offshore rig description: jack up, anchored and dynamic positioning floating platforms.
      • Limits of use of the rigs.
      • Specific equipment for floating platforms.
      • Mud line suspension.
      • Subsea well head and equipment.
      • BOP, BOP closing unit, risers, positioning.
      • Subsea Xmas tree and equipment:
      • General overview.
      • Different types: vertical, horizontal.
      • Comparison.
      • Running procedures.
      • Examples.

      • Chronology of operations with the different types of rigs.
      • Typical subsea development schematic:
      • Tie back.
      • Deepwater stand-alone development.
      • Subsea field layout.
      • Production control system.
      • Well architecture for deep-water well:
      • Typical drilling.
      • Casing programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will:
  • know about different offshore rigs,
  • know about equipment specific to offshore drilling operations,
  • understand the process of a subsea development.

Ways & Means

  • Videos, animations.
  • Exercises.
  • Application to a real case (project) for the participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (page 154).


  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Deepwater Drilling & Development .
  • Ready-to-use skills.