Course Name Duration Lang Course Details
Drilling the Well on Simulator (DWOS) 2 - 3 Days English Read More
Team-Based Simulator Training 2 - 3 Days English Read More

About these courses

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Simulator training, or “learning by doing”, is a proven method of enriching the learning experience and increasing knowledge retention.  Aberdeen Drilling School’s Team-Based Simulator training enhances a team’s practical understanding of changes during drilling operations. Our highly qualified facilitators and practical instructors encourage the participants to work as a team through group decision making, problem solving, and general team building.

By utilising one of our full size rig-floor simulators, we can fully immerse teams into the real drilling conditions they would experience offshore – enabling them to drill a well, react to changes as they happen, and take actions necessary to restore the well, all in a safe environment. The training employs real-time incident scenarios on the drilling simulator, followed up by class-based feedback discussions and reflection. This training can be further enhanced with the incorporation of the client’s actual well data which is used to create realistic well-specific scenarios.

The client’s virtual well can be drilled from the safety of Aberdeen Drilling School’s full-size simulator room, ensuring that the participants’ new found knowledge is relevant to their upcoming operations and their learning can be applied to real life scenarios.

Who are these courses for?

These courses are not open to the public. These courses are company-specific and as such can be designed to suit the audience you choose. Prior well control training and certification is assumed, but candidate suitability and assumed base knowledge will be discussed and agreed with the client in the early stages of course development.

These courses are popular with client operators and others who wish to add value to their planning and preparation stages by bringing teams together to work through the greatest risks and potential challenges in a “dress rehearsal” of their well operations using a full-size drilling simulator.

Our simulator-based training programmes and Drill Well On Simulator (DWOS) sessions are often inter-company events and are designed to encourage utilisation of the whole team and working towards group decisions.

When and where are these courses delivered?

These courses are simulator-based and are conducted on request, for group bookings only, at a location fitted with a full-size drilling simulator. Simulation sessions are complemented by feedback discussions and debriefings conducted in a classroom or control room setting with one of our experienced facilitators. These simulator-based training sessions can also form part of a blended programme incorporating modules from our range of specialist courses, and these modules can be delivered as classroom-based or virtual instructor-led training.