This course has been designed to help drilling engineering professionals understand the technologies, terminology, concepts, processes, and equipment used to drill deepwater oil and gas wells. The course will follow a typical deepwater drilling program and drilling process from geology to rig selection and station keeping to conductor driving and surface casing setting. The wellhead systems, BOP, and marine riser systems for typical deepwater rig equipment will be covered. Once the drilling process and equipment has been reviewed the class will then look at some of the other aspects that are different for deepwater drilling technology such as well control and shallow hazards. After this the course will continue with new emerging technologies such as dual gradient and managed pressure drilling. Finally participants will learn about some of the typical operational aspects and workover issues associated with deepwater wells.