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Drilling Cost Reduction Fundamentals

Short Course - RGU Certificate of Completion
Drilling Cost Reduction Fundamentals RGU Certificate of Completion

Discover five critical factors to help reduce drilling costs.

Developed by industry experts, this course will demonstrate to participants how well engineering, commercial practices, procurement, operations management and optimisation can help reduce your drilling costs.

Intended Audience:
Individuals or organisations who are active in global well engineering and operations management onshore or offshore.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Available now

Course Length

2 hours
This course consists of modules that explain the five critical “back to basics” factors to reduce drilling costs:
  • Maximise Progress
  • Minimise Problems
  • Maximise the return on the well
  • Select technically acceptable solutions for the lowest well cost
  • Eliminate parasitic financial losses
The course content has been developed by a renowned drilling industry professional with more than 35 years of varied global drilling engineering and operations management experience. It gives you practical tips and lessons that can be applied to your drilling projects immediately.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the key elements necessary to maximise the Return on Drilling investment

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Course materials developed by industry experts.

4 webinars plus a knowledge check.


Academic Support
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


Course fees: £96

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


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