This highly interactive 3-day simulation-based course aims to provide drilling personnel with the knowledge and understanding of the causes of stuck pipe and the means to reduce or eliminate stuck pipe as a significant cause of lost time incidents and related costs.

Stuck pipe is the primary cause of non-productive time and should not be considered as an inevitable drilling hazard. This short course develops an understanding of how stuck pipe prevention can be managed from the well design and construction process through to the drilling operations phase.

Designed For

This course is designed for drilling personnel.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this level of training, but current involvement in drilling operations and prior exposure to a drilling simulator is assumed.

Course Delivery

This practical and engaging course is delivered over 3 days and is taught  mainly through immersive simulation exercises. Instruction on the simulator is supported by a series of interactive lectures, short video clips, graphics, worked examples, knowledge assessments, and group discussion.


To encourage group discussion and maximise engagement, course participants are divided into teams to complete simulation exercises, review relevant case studies, discuss the issues raised, and consider the relevance to their own operations, i.e. what could have been done better etc..


On successful completion of the simulation-based course, participants will be awarded an Aberdeen Drilling School certificate valid for 2 years (24 months).

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