Drill String Design

Drill String Design: DRL005 – 5 Days


Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Junior Directional Drillers, Senior Drilling Engineers, Tool Pushers



The course provides a comprehensive treatment of drill string design as well as the avoidance of operational problems and wear on equipment following the API recommended practices for design and operating limitations.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:  

  • Describe the functions of DPs, DCs and HWDPs
  • Define and explain the use of upsets, tool-joints, rotary shouldered connections, BSR, SR, Stress Relief features, grades
  • Explain Buoyancy and Define neutral points
  • Design a BHA for a vertical hole
  • Explain Margin Of Over pull
  • Perform DP design calculations based on Tension, Torsion, Burst and collapse
  • Define buckling and Calculate Max WOB
  • Designing BHA’s


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