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Solids Control Bundle

3 Courses on Solids

This bundle includes 3 courses on solids control: Water Based Muds, Hole Cleaning in Drilling Operations, Solids Control.

Water Based Mud:

  • Basic Clay Chemistry
  • Additives
  • Dispersion
  • Inhibition
  • Contamination
  • Various Mud Systems
  • High Performance Water Based Mud’s
  • Contamination & the Mud Report

Hole Cleaning in Drilling Operations:

  • Why Clean the Hole?
  • Forces, Velocities & Settling
  • Cuttings Beds (prevention, formation and removal)
  • Flow Characteristics
  • Poor Hole Cleaning Indicators
  • Best Hole Cleaning Practices
  • Rheology and Viscosity
  • Pills Function & Applications

Solids Control

  • Control Solids Basics
  • Shale Shakers
  • Shaker Screens
  • Cut Points
  • Hydro Cyclones
  • Discharge Patterns & Feed Head
  • Desanders & Desilters
  • Centrifuges
  • Tank Design & Layout

This course is designed for:

  • Any technical and non-technical personnel, who wants to gain greater understanding of the Hole Cleaning process.
  • Professionals in the office who monitor and review the rigs operations.
  • Professionals who want to work on the drilling rig.
  • Professionals who already work on the rig and want to become a more valuable crew member.


Your Instructor


Gregory Gibbons
Gregory Gibbons

Gregory Gibbons has over 40 years of experience in the Oil Industry, 38 of which have been specializing in Drilling Fluids. He has worked worldwide for all the Major Service Companies including Baker Hughes, MI Swaco and Halliburton and have held various Field Operations & Management positions. Since 2010 Greg has worked as a Fluids Advisor for Operators in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East and has worked on every continent except Antarctica.

Greg started his career as a Trainee Driller in Trinidad and rose through the ranks to Assistant Driller. He moved into Drilling Fluids in 1976 and in 1990 began working overseas and quickly became the “go to” guy for difficult and remote operations from the deserts of Yemen to the mountains of Pakistan. The last 6 years he has been the Fluids Advisor for Operators in Vietnam, Nigeria and Kurdistan. In addition, he is a lecturer at the Drilling Academy in Trinidad and mentors and advises young professionals in the Drilling Fluids field.


Courses Included with Purchase



Water Based Mud
Additives, Formulation, Contamination and Treatment | Est. Length: 1:30 hrs
Gregory Gibbons
$149
Hole Cleaning in Drilling Operations
Drilling Fluids Series | Est. Length: 1:30hr
Gregory Gibbons
$149
Solids Control
Drilling Fluids Series | Est. Length: 1hr
Gregory Gibbons
$149

Original Price: $447


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12-month access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12-months as often as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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