541-0490/06 – Special Drilling Activities (SVP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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 and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main goal of this subject is to make students acquainted with the special drilling activities, used in the contemporary drilling practice. The students have to gain basic knowledge which makes them possible to define individual types of special drilling works, to describe them and outline the technical means and technological processes used during the realisation of these special drilling works. On the basis of the acquired theoretical knowledge they have to demonstrate how to explain realization principle of these special drilling works and by use of practical examples to ilustrate the spheres of their utilization. They must be able to apply their knowledge in the computation and practical tutorials, to find the optimum methods of solution of tasks dated up in these tutorials by use of the categorization and analysis of the available information relating to problems of special drilling works. They have to be able to summarise the knowledge gained during the solution of tasks within the frame of tutorials by use of synthesis, to codify this knowledge and to make a proposal of the optimum solution variety. Last but not least, the have to learn how to judge the importance of the information, to diferentiate between material and immaterial and to conclude and choose these important data which are utilizable in their next professional activity.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


The subject gives basic information about special drilling technologies used in drilling practice. First of all, the attention is intent on these special drilling activities. Directional drilling, basic directional well types – characteristics. Horizontal drilling – modern technology of borehole drilling – technical means for directional and horizontal drilling. Turbines (turbodrills) and downhole motors. Measuring technique used for orientation of well axis course. Inclinometers – measurement methods and constructional workmanship. Measusrement while drilling – MWD and LWD systems (LWD – logging while drilling). Multilateral drilling and re-entry drilling – determination of oil and gas reservoir recovery inerease. Coiled tubing drilling technology -–CT technology. Slim hole drilling. Underbalanced drilling – UBD technology. Drilling by use of top drive system – TD drilling. Some of modern geotechnical unconventional drilling methods and deposit mining. Rotary – percussion drilling by use of down – the – hole hammers.

Compulsory literature:

ROBELLO, S. G.: Downhole Drilling Tools – Theory and Practice for Engineers and Students. Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, Texas, 2007. ISBN 978-1-933762-13-5. Gabolde, G.; Nguyen, J.-P.: Drilling Data Handbook. Editions TECHNIP, Paris, France, 2014. ISBN: 978-2-7108-0971-5. Lyons, W.; Carter, T.; Lapeyrouse, N.: Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover. Elsevier, USA, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-85617-929-4.

Recommended literature:

LYONS, W. C.: Air and Drilling Manual – Applications for Oil and Gas Recovery Wells and Geothermal Fluids Recovery Wells. Gulf Publishing, Houston, Texas, 2009. ISBN 978-0-12-370895-3. WILLOUGHBY, D. A.: Horizontal Directional Drilling – Utility and Pipeline Applications. The McGraw-Hill Companies, USA, 2005. ISBN 0-07-145473-x.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminární práce, zápočtový test, písemná a ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

Active participation in lectures and seminars, discussion on a chosen topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Drilling operations performed in underground spaces. 2. Drilling and equipping wells for geothermal energy. 3. Special drilling works in building industry 4. Special drilling work in geotechnics. 5. Special drilling work in wells. 6. Drilling and equipping of probes for liquid and gaseous waste storage into suitable geological structures (eg CO2 sequestration). 7. Wells intended for the extraction of certain energy resources. 8. Wells intended for the extraction of certain energy resources. 9. Directional drilling of deep wells. 10. Selected technical and technological elements of modern drilling rigs - technology. 11. Selected technical and technological elements of modern drilling rigs - techniques. 12. Top Drive technology - characteristics. 13. Top Drive Technology - Benefits. 14. Top Drive technology - application.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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