Course Information

Duration (hours)   

Mr. Dimitrios Skerletis, Operational Excellence Lead Engineer, Ocean Rig

Mrs. Despina Bouchli, Drilling Operations Engineer, Ocean Rig




Design and construction of vertical, deviated and horizontal wells in both onshore and offshore explorations. Pore pressure estimation, drilling equipment and procedures, hydraulics, casing and cementing and well control.



  • Rotary Drilling History
  • Preliminary Well Design
  • Completion Design
  • Casing Design
  • Directional Drilling
  • Drill Bit Technology
  • Drill String Basics
  • Drilling Program
  • Well Control
  • Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics
  • Casing Running & Cementing
  • Drilling Problems
  • Formation Evaluation



Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.