The lecture aims to give basic understanding about drilling equipments, drilling operations, drilling fluids, drill string, drilling bits and hydraulics. At the end of the course, the student will know:
-the working principles of rotary drilling equipments and operations,
-drill string design
-function, laboratory equipments, classification and field applications of drilling fluids,
-type, classification of various drilling bits, drill-off tests and effect of tooth and bearing wear and rate of penetration
-flow regimes, different hydraulic models and applications.
At the same time, students will understand the importance of laboratory for drilling fluids where they perform several experiments according to API RP-13.