Who should attend?

  • This course provides the practical knowledge and skills required for stripping operations.
Audience :
  • Drilling and completion engineers, supervisors, and experienced tool pushers.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Causes, signs of a kick.
      • Procedures in case of a sign of a kick.
      • Well shut-in procedures.
      • Control methods: driller's method, wait and weight method.
      • Reminders on the equipment: BOP, closing unit, choke manifold, tests of equipment.
      • Equipment.

      • Principle of the volumetric method, of the lubricating method.
      • Application of the volumetric method to a general case: change in annular capacity, deviated well, drill collar safety.
      • Stripping principle.
      • Additional equipment required for a stripping job.
      • Stripping through the annular preventer while running in on simulator.
      • How teams are organized on the rig site to carry out the job.
      • Stripping through ram BOP while running in on simulator.
      • Stripping procedure when pulling out of hole.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to carry out stripping operations in real conditions through annular preventer alone or rams to rams.

Ways & Means

  • Exercises on a simulator.