Design mud program for each hole section. Establish well control precautions and procedures. Design drill string and bottomhole assembly. Plan bit and hydraulics programs. Evaluate rig specifications and capabilities. Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to: outline mud system specifications for individual hole sections based on well conditions and drilling objectives, establish basic well control requirements, specify circulating system requirements and evaluate hydraulics practices based on offset well performance, review offset bit performance as a basis for developing bit selection criteria for a new well, provide general recommendations for the drill string configuration and design of the bottomhole assembly, and review rig specifications and capabilities in the context of drilling program requirements.