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Applied Drilling Engineering Optimization for Drilling Engineers

Robello Samuel, PhD
INSTRUCTOR: Robello Samuel, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Engineering
COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days (Classroom) / 4 Half-Day Sessions (Live Online)
CEUS: 1.6
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online
SAMPLE TOPICS FROM THE CLASS: “How Does Well Design, Engineering and Realtime Operation Impact Performance, Efficiency and Optimization?” “Drillstring Design and Drilling Optimization with Mud Motor Operation”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Drilling engineers, well operations personnel, who would like to gain greater understanding of mud motor design and their applications in drilling.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONTopics will include techniques of optimization, basic concepts, different optimization methods, hydraulic optimization, different nozzle selection criteria, diamond and roller cone bit weight on bit, rotary speed drilling optimization, hydraulic optimization with special downhole tools, well cost estimation, minimum cost casing design. This course envisages studying algorithms and optimization techniques used in the various stages of drilling and well completion operations. The course will also focus on presenting different optimization methods and expose the participants to variety of problems and solve them successfully. The training price includes Applied Drilling Engineering Optimization (400 pages, color) authored by Dr. Robello Samuel.



  • Optimization Overview
  • Well Planning: Key in Drilling Optimization
  • Drilling Rig- Major Factor in Drilling Optimization
  • Wellpath Optimization
  • Drilling Fluid Optimization
  • Hydraulic Optimization
  • Drilling Parameters Optimization
  • Shale Stabilization – Optimization
  • Real-time Optimization
  • Well Cost Optimization
  • Wellbore Size Optimization
  • Flat Time Optimization