J.J. Azar, PhD

Description: Having a successful oil & gas drilling operation requires knowledge of numerous factors. It’s not just increasing penetration rates, but also minimizing downtime caused by drilling problems that will improve the overall performance of your well.

By attending this seminar, you will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the problems that may (and often do) occur during oil & gas drilling operations.

Seminar Contents

  • Pipe sticking
  • Lost circulation
  • Annular hole cleaning
  • Wellbore instabilities
  • Hole deviations and directional control
  • Drill string failures
  • Drilling mud contaminations
  • Kicks
  • Hazardous gas and shallow gas
  • Slow drilling
  • Equipment, communications & personnel

Problems specific to directional/horizontal well drilling, multilateral well drilling, coiled tubing drilling, under-balance drilling, and slim hole drilling


Three days


We believe this program meets the criteria for continuing professional development in many state and national professional organizations.


Personnel who are directly or indirectly involved in the planning, design and execution of all drilling programs and daily activities will benefit from attending this seminar, including drilling engineers and supervisors, rig personnel, reservoir managers, geologists


You will learn:

  • What potential problems may occur during drilling?
  • Why do these problems occur?
  • What to do and how to act quickly to minimize their economic impact on the drilling budget.
  • How recognizing signals before problems become eminent will help reduce rig downtime and cost.

Various practical solutions to drilling problems.

This course can be customized to meet your training needs.