Mo­bile train­ing sim­u­la­tor gets oil and gas in­dus­try seal of ap­proval for well con­trol

Drilling Sys­tems’ mo­bile sim­u­la­tor re­ceived IWCF ap­proval for Level 3 and 4 well con­trol

Oil & Gas Middle East - - PRODUCTS & SERVICES -

Drilling Sys­tems’ mo­bile On-the-rig (OTR) sim­u­la­tor has been ac­cred­ited by the In­ter­na­tional Well Con­trol Fo­rum (IWCF) for well con­trol train­ing.

The mo­bile OTR sim­u­la­tor, which en­ables rig crew train­ing to take place on­site at the rig it­self, re­ceived in­dus­try ap­proval for Level 3 and 4 well con­trol from the IWCF fol­low­ing months of devel­op­ment by Drilling Sys­tems and lead­ing oil and gas univer­sity, Robert Gor­don.

IWCF is one of the global in­de­pen­dent bod­ies which sets in­ter­na­tional train­ing stan­dards for well con­trol ac­cred­i­ta­tion. Hav­ing IWCF ac­cred­i­ta­tion means del­e­gates us­ing the OTR re­ceive one of the high­est-qual­ity, in­dus­try-ap­proved train­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions in in­ter­na­tion­ally-recog­nised well con­trol stan­dards.

Drilling Sys­tems worked with Robert Gor­don Univer­sity (RGU) over sev­eral months to de­velop the mar­ketlead­ing prod­uct, adding fea­tures such as a sep­a­rate choke con­trol panel and en­sur­ing the soft­ware com­plies with the IWCF’S re­quire­ments.

The OTR can be used to train well con­trol crews on­site, pro­vid­ing a cost ef­fec­tive and im­me­di­ate method of train­ing and as­sur­ing com­pe­tency. It al­lows op­er­a­tors to up­skill their crew with­out miss­ing work.

“Achiev­ing IWCF ac­cred­i­ta­tion for our OTR mo­bile sim­u­la­tor is a glow­ing en­dorse­ment of the qual­ity of the prod­uct and the train­ing it pro­vides,” said Clive Bat­tisby, COO at Drilling Sys­tems. “Well con­trol stu­dents at RGU will now be able to ben­e­fit from in­dus­try-ap­proved train­ing and assess­ment us­ing the OTR sim­u­la­tor.”

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