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Institute of Drilling Technology

Well Control School

The Institute of Drilling Technology (IDT) was set up in 1978 at Dehradun. Located in the picturesque valley of Doon between the green Shivaliks and the lower Himalayas, it is engaged in relentless effort in R&D and has rendered excellent services in the area of oil and gas well drilling technology. Over the years, the Institute has emerged as a premier R&D centre in South East Asia, capable of providing advance technical knowledge through training and offering plausible solution to field problems. Institute of Drilling Technology (IDT) provides its techno-economic expertise & solutions to various field problems faced by various  services of ONGC with the ultimate objective to promote cost effective E&P activities of the company. Besides R&D, the institute also imparts Training & disseminates the knowledge required for developing a qualified and efficient workforce capable of delivering, through its Drilling Technology and Well Control Schools.


The Institute with highly qualified and experienced scientists and engineers, carries out applied research in all facets of drilling related activities to achieve technical excellence in R&D efforts and assimilation of emerging technologies.

The integrated HRD division imparts training to participants from both national and international oil companies in various aspects of oil well drilling technologies. The renowned Well Control School at IDT has been accredited byInternational Well Control Forum, The Netherlands, International Alliance for Well Control, the Netherlands, and also from International Association of Drilling Contractors, USA.

The infrastructure for applied R&D has been developed with the state-of-the-art equipment and machines to achieve qualitative experimental results. Focus of R&D is directed towards drilling technology, drilling fluid engineering and cementation and cementing materials to meet challenges of drilling industry. The technologists and scientists provide solutions to the down hole drilling problems, improving design of the systems and thereby contributing towards the development of excellent, efficient and cost effective operations.

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