Monitor drilling parameters and well progress. Take steps to optimize bit runs, mud system performance and directional control. Ensure HSE compliance. Anticipate drilling problems and work to minimize their impact. Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to: optimize drilling performance through careful monitoring and analysis of well parameters, select bottomhole assembly configurations for various hole intervals and operating conditions, oversee routine cementing operations in shallow hole intervals, diagnose a stuck pipe incident and outline fishing procedures, and monitor drilling parameters for indications of abnormal pore pressure and take the appropriate initial actions in response to a potential kick situation.