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Drilling Fluids

Time limit: 91 days

$150 Enroll

Full course description


This online course provides educational information on drilling fluids used in the groundwater and water industry. It is beneficial for those in their early to mid-career who are looking to prepare for the NGWA General Drilling exam. This is one of eleven parts to the General Drilling Prep package and is also included in the Drilling Mechanics package. Approximately 4 hours; participants will have 3 months to complete the course.


Skills and Topics include:

  • Aquifer testing, injection, well set up
  • Boundary effects, flow tests, funnel viscosity
  • Testing preparation and execution
  • Types and functions of drilling fluids with management considerations
  • Mud analysis, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy force


*Scholarships are currently available for Oklahoma employees. Before you register, let us know if you are interested in receiving a scholarship by completing this scholarship interest form.

NGWA University's mission is to train skilled and knowledgeable professionals as well as address critical workforce shortages.