Your Expert Trainer:

  • BrianEHolland Brian E. Holland has been working as a drilling engineer, manager and consultant in international oil field operations for 20 years. He has managed field operations on land and sea with a six rig fleet and was a team leader in Sarawak Shell in Malaysia. Around the globe, he has managed significant drilling operations in India, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Qatar, West Africa, Oman, Australia, and even to the remote parts of Congo and Gabon. Companies that he has worked with include: Shell Todd Oil Services, Maersk Oil and Gas, Petroleum Development Oman, Oxy Qatar, and Oil Search Limited (Schlumberger). He graduated BSc Civil Engineering RMIT from the University of Melbourne.

De-mystify drilling activities to enhance team productivity

Everyone involved in drilling knows that drilling time is big money. This course is designed to explain the fundamentals of drilling to non-drilling professionals in a manner that they would understand. The course will focus on logistical considerations, costing and analysis of contracts among other things.

Why should I attend?

This course aims to address the challenges faced by drilling engineers in explaining the intricacies of on-site drilling operations to non-drilling professionals within their organisation.

The training program would:

  • provide an introduction to the drilling process
  • give an overview of the terminology commonly used in the industry
  • explain the fundamentals of drilling with an emphasis on logistical considerations, costing, and analysis of contracts
  • elaborate on the cost implications of drilling-related problems
  • examine the risks involved in a drilling contract


Brian’s knowledge is extremely impressive, and he explains his subject matter so well you can’t help but take it in.
Procurement Specialist, BHP Billiton Limited
Gain a real understanding of the “what” and the “why”, but most importantly, the “how” … “I am completely blown away. This course is truly revolutionary.
George Dempsey, Success Coaching
Excellent course. First class & exceeding all expectations.
Director, Energy Market Authority