541-3016/01 – Downhole Drilling Tools (VNHL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
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+0
Part-time Examination 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will understand the theory of rock disintegration and will be able to design a suitable drilling tool depending on the geological conditions.

Teaching methods



Rozpojitelnost hornin při vrtání patří mezi tzv. technologické vlastnosti hornin. Tyto vlastnosti představují projev hornin při jejich uvolňování, rozpojování a opracování různými technologickými způsoby. V období provádění vrtných prací, které mají za cíl vytvoření průzkumného nebo provozního technického díla – vrtu, tyto vlastnosti hornin společně s technickými a technologickými činiteli na vrtu ovlivňují rychlost a kvalitu provádění vrtných prací.

Compulsory literature:

DEVOLD, H, : Oil and gas production handbook. An introduction to oil and gas production, transport, refining and petrochemical industry, Edition 3, Oslo 2013. 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. ROBELLO, S. G.: Downhole Drilling Tools - Theory and Practice for Engineers and Students. Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, Texas, USA, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-933762-13-5.

Recommended literature:

ROBELLO S. , XIUSHAN LIU: Advanced drilling engineering, Gulf Publishing Company 2009, ISBN-13: 978-1933762340. COSSÉ R.. Basics of reservoir engineering, Editions Technip, Paris 1993, ISBN 2-7108-0630-4. LETCHER, T. M.: Future Energy – Improved, Suistainable and Clean Options for Our Planet. Elsevier, Netherlands, 2008. ISBN 978-0-08-054808-1. PERRIN, D.: Well Completion and Servicing. Oil and Gas Field Development Techniques, Editions technip, France, 1999. ISBN: 978-2-7108-0765-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemný 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. Introduction. 2. Rotary drillbits and hole-enlarging. 3. Tubulars. 4. Miscellaneous downhole tools. 5. Downhole motors. 6. Impact tools. 7. Deflection tools. 8. Fishing tools. 9. Drillstem testing tools. 10. Cementing tools. 11. Coil-tubing drilling tools. 12. Coring - introduction. 13. Coring - technology. 14. Problems and accidents.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering HHV K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering HHV P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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