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Drilling Cost Reduction

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

Gain a practical understanding of how to reduce drilling costs. Comprising modules covering well engineering, commercial, procurement, operations management and optimisation topics, this course is based on practical experience and will provide immediate benefit to those aiming to reduce their drilling costs.

Each of the course modules provides guidance on a wide range of engineering and operations management with lessons learned that can help an individual or organisation to reduce drilling costs.

Intended Audience:
Individuals and organisations who are active in well engineering and drilling operations management onshore or offshore and who are seeking ways to reduce the cost of drilling.


This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Available now

Course Length

12 hours

The principle topics include:

  • Logistics
  • Directional Drilling
  • Casing Design
  • Cement Design
  • Rig Contracts
  • Service Contracts
  • Rental Equipment
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Gate Process and Technical Limit
  • Procurement and Cost Tracking
  • Equipment fitness for purpose
  • Drilling Fluids optimisation
  • Offset Data Analysis

Learning Outcomes:

Identify the key factors necessary to maximise the Return on Drilling investment including how to:

  • Identify, avoid and manage risks in contracts
  • Allocate sufficient resources for the Drilling project
  • Contribute to Drilling projects to meet the well objectives at a lower cost
  • Shorten the learning curve to improve Drilling performance

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


12 webinars and 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: £840

Additional Costs

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

Other Fees and Charges


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