541-0467/06 – Practical Training in Drilling (PCV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
KUN109 doc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+42
Part-time Credit 0+16

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Some choice kinds of drilling works are presented within the frame of practical training in drilling. Students can make sure degree of encompassment of the concrete subject matter lectured in terms of lessons and whether they are able to solve scheduled practical tasks in field conditions both by drilling using drilling rig and by the research of diamond drilling tools in laboratories. The students have to be able to find the optimum consecution of drilling works and with the aid of excercise supervisor to apply theoretical knowledge in the practice, furthermore, to choose optimum solution of the scheduled problems. Last but not least, very important goal of this subject is to teach the students to work independently on the concrete tasks by use of drilling technics, to analyse and evaluate measured data and use it by the construction of geological profile (1. part) and to determine optimum work regime of the diamond drilling tools (2. part).

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Terrain work
Field trip


The subject makes it possible to acquire the expert konowledge and experience in the sphere of engineering and geological drilling works in the form of practical field research. The practical training in drilling includes practical drilling by use of hydraulic portable drilling machine MVS 1 in field conditions in the area of VŠB-TU Ostrava – soil drilling by use of spiral rods (augers), well sampling of soils from particular depth intervals, geological profile elaboration and petrographic and lithological description of the soil samples. The subsequent part of the practical training is intent on the implementation of drilling works intent on the research of diamond drilling rig in laboratory. The main attention is paid to the determination of optimum work regime of these diamond drilling bits in relation to the desintegration of the rocks. The final of the practical training is paid to the measured data processing, their evaluation and final report elaboration.

Compulsory literature:

KLEMPA, M.; BUJOK, P.; KOVÁŘ, L.; STRUNA, J.; PINKA, J.: Fundamentals of Onshore Driling, FRVŠ, projekt č. 2212/2012. (http://geologie.vsb.cz/DRILLING/index.htm) PINKA, J., WITTENBERGER, G., ENGEL, J.: Borehole Mining, university textbook, Publishing Centre/AMS, F BERG TU in Košice, 2007. GABOLDE, G.; NGUYEN, J.-P.: Drilling Data Handbook. Editions TECHNIP, Paris, France, 2014. ISBN: 978-2-7108-0971-5. LYONS, W. C.: Air and Gas Drilling Manual – Applications for Oil and Gas Recovery Wells and Geothermal Fluids Recovery Wells. Elsevier, USA, 2009. ISBN 978-0-12-370895-3.

Recommended literature:

LYONS, W.; CARTER, T.; LAPEYROUSE, N.: Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover. Elsevier, USA, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-85617-929-4. PERRIN, D.: Well Completion and Services. Oil and Gas Field Development Techniques. Edition Technip, France, 1999. ISBN: 978-2-7108-0765-0. WANG, X.; ECONOMIDES, M.: Advanced Natural Gas Engineering. Gulf Publishing, Houston Texas, USA, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-933762-38-8. FINK, J.: Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology. Gulf Publishing, Houston Texas, USA, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-12-411491-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Professional discussion on the topic.


Other requirements

study of recommend literature


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Passing of practical excercise follwed by the instruction of lector.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 85  85 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Regular participation in exercises. Part of the exercise is ongoing work on the assigned project, final presentation and submission of the final report. Knowledge is tested in the scope of lectures and exercises and the mentioned professional literature.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in exercises is not necessary. Processing of the project according to the teacher's instructions and presenting it on the agreed date.

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