Weatherford and Maersk Training partner to enhance critical well preparation

MaerskWeatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered a strategic partnership to enhance scenario-based training and competency for critical wells

The training will provide Weatherford, operator and rig-crew personnel with improved preparation and aptitude to help prevent well-control events and non-productive time when operating in extreme drilling environments.

Maersk Training will fully integrate the MPD simulator application of the OneSync platform into its drilling simulators to enable comprehensive MPD and well-control planning and scenario-based training. The Maersk Training drilling simulators will be available in multiple locations including Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Aberdeen.

Weatherford well-known advanced drilling techniques are managed pressure drilling (MPD) and early kick detection (EKD). The company also recently introduced the OneSync software platform, which enhances planning, simulation and control during MPD, EKD and many other drilling and completions scenarios. The software platform builds on the field-proven Microflux control system.

Iain Cook, V-P of Weatherford Secure Drilling Services, said, “Many of today’s easy-to-access reserves have been depleted and complex wells have become the norm, particularly in deepwater applications. As a result, advanced drilling technologies like MPD are being deployed more frequently.

“Improved competencies on how to manage well-control scenarios through the application of these technologies, as well as seamless communication across multi-functional teams, are imperative to a safe and productive future.”

Maersk Training’s advanced simulations will enable entire rig crews including the drilling contractor, operator, service provider and third parties — to receive hands-on rig and well-specific training in a realistic simulated environment.

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