Synergy Oil & Gas Consulting and Training

Introduction to Onshore Drilling (2 CPD points)

This two-day course provides a non-technical overview of the phases, operations, and terminology used in the drilling and completion of an onshore oil or gas well. It is intended for non-drilling personnel who work with oil and gas professionals (e.g. HR, accountants, administrative, and support staff, environmentalists, engineers and artisans. No prior experience or knowledge of drilling operations are required.


Course Outline:

  • Oil history
  • Value chain overview
  • Exploration
  • Drilling Rig - Components and Functions
  • Drilling a Well - From Top to Bottom
  • Drilling Fluids, Tripping, Casing, Cementing
  • Formation Evaluation (Cuttings, Logging, Coring, Drillstem Testing)
  • Directional, Horizontal and Relief Wells
  • Completions - Perforating, Hydraulic Fracturing, Acidizing


Course Details:

Location: Cape Town

Dates: Call Service Provider to confirm

Venue: Call Service Provider to confirm

Instructor: Ismaeel Fataar worked Schlumberger for over 10 years and travelled extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe for oilfield operations. He studied Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA degree.


For more information, please contact Ismaeel Fataar on +27 81 755 0559, email: or visit:











Somerset West
7140 Somerset West, Western Cape
South Africa



t: +27 81 755 0559
Contact Person:
Ismaeel Fataar