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Aberdeen Drilling School

Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 572709
Website
www.aberdeendrilling.com
Address
Aberdeen Drilling School, 50, Union Glen, Aberdeen, AB11 6ER.
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Products

Aberdeen Drilling School has 9 products.

Drilling Well Control

Aberdeen Drilling School is the largest independent well control training centre in Europe, having developed and delivered well control training in over 50 countries worldwide since its inception in 1982. Our range of IWCF and IADC accredited well control courses have continually been at the forefront of developments within the drilling industry and we work in partnership with both certification bodies to ensure that our courses are operationally relevant and accessible to all levels of personnel.  

Our in-house technical management, graphics, teaching, and customer service teams strive to create a supportive and engaging learning atmosphere for our customers. Our Training Centres are also fitted with full-size, rig-floor drilling simulators which we use to test teamwork and problem-solving skills in a realistic but safe environment.

Aberdeen Drilling School’s certified Drilling Well Control courses are offered at various role-specific levels for drill crew, well engineers, drilling supervisors, OIMs, and others with a requirement to hold an IWCF or IADC Well Control certificate.  

Essential Oilfield Knowledge

In addition to specialist and advanced training for seasoned professionals, Aberdeen Drilling School offers a suite of courses designed for individuals who will benefit from an introduction to oilfield specialisms. The short courses featured in the “Essential Oilfield Knowledge” category provide a broader understanding of drilling, well integrity, plug & abandonment, and other disciplines. 

The courses are ideal for new-starts in a non-technical role or for industry professionals looking for a better understanding of a subject area outside of their current specialism. They are also a popular choice for office-based staff seeking to engage in effective, value-adding conversation with their colleagues. 

Essential Oilfield Knowledge courses are available as public courses in Aberdeen, UK, or as company-specific courses for groups of 4 or more people at one of our global locations.They are also extremely adaptable courses and can be focused on a particular aspect of drilling and well services operations or they can cover a broad spectrum.

High Pressure High Temperature

Aberdeen Drilling School has been at the forefront of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) training for over 30 years.  We have delivered over 120 HPHT training projects including classroom training, pre-drilling advice, HPHT competency audits and on-the-rig coaching and mentoring for HPHT Drilling Operations from the North Sea to Newfoundland, Argentina to Alaska, and from to Aberdeen to Australia. 

Stuck Pipe Prevention

Aberdeen Drilling School has been at the forefront of reducing stuck pipe incidents since the 1980s, having worked in partnership with numerous IOCs and NOCs globally to reduce this, greatest cause of non-productive rig time.  Our training courses range from advanced simulator-based stuck pipe prevention training which can be customised to address well-specific issues; through to modular stuck pipe and fishing training that can be delivered to crews on the rig.

Recognising and avoiding potential stuck pipe issues through extensive use of practical simulation has been shown to significantly reduce NPD. Aberdeen Drilling School’s operational stuck pipe prevention training makes full use of drilling simulators and a library of real life case studies. This engaging and interactive training format, delivered in our training centres on large drilling simulators has been shown to enhance teamwork and problem-solving skills by encouraging participants to recognise early indications of a potential stuck pipe incident and work together to provide solutions for a range of simulated scenarios with real time diagnostics. 

Rig-Site Coaching & Mentoring

Rig-site crew training, coaching and mentoring focuses on optimising the performance of drill crews and ensuring that agreed procedures are followed, particularly in the case of challenging environments such as High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) or where there are high NPT costs associated with stuck pipe incidents.

Experienced and dedicated instructors can deliver class-based training with follow-up rig-site visits to ensure that the classroom knowledge is transferred to practical implementation.

On-the-Rig (OTR) training provides coaching and mentoring to the rig-based drilling team including drilling engineers, supervisors and drill crew personnel. The coaches tailor the training to the particular needs of the well being drilled. The aim of OTR training is to improve overall drilling performance and enhance the understanding of the drill crew in particular aspects of the current drilling operation. As such OTR training is flexible and dependent on the client’s particular needs. 

The Rig-Site Coaching & Training raises awareness of:

  • What to expect
  • What to look out for
  • What to do

Well Intervention Pressure Control

Aberdeen Drilling School is the largest independent well control training centre in Europe, having developed and delivered well control training in over 50 countries worldwide since its inception in 1982. Our range of IWCF accredited well intervention pressure control courses have continually been at the forefront of developments within the well services industry and we work in partnership with IWCF to ensure our courses are operationally relevant and accessible to all levels of well services personnel.  

Our in-house technical management, graphics, teaching, and customer service teams strive to create a supportive and engaging learning atmosphere for our customers.  We also use simulated well kill scenarios on mobile training simulators to bring the theory to life in practical group-learning sessions.

Aberdeen Drilling School’s certified Well Intervention Pressure Control courses are offered at various role-specific levels for individuals involved in well control during intervention operations with a requirement to hold an IWCF certificate.

Well Engineering

At Aberdeen Drilling School our focus is always to teach fundamental well engineering theory in an operationally relevant setting.  All of our Well Engineering courses focus on developing a core understanding of well design concepts, before putting theoretical knowledge into practice with the use of a team-based well delivery project. 

Using this methodology and working with clients on their own well designs, Aberdeen Drilling School has helped to set company standards for well design and well programme development in NOCs and IOCs globally. 

Deepwater Operations

Aberdeen Drilling School has been supporting our clients’ move into deepwater drilling operations since the 1980’s. Though our deepwater training was first delivered and designed for nearshore Scotland operations over 20 years ago, our training has evolved in line with new technologies and advanced methods now available to the Deepwater Fields West of Shetland in the North Atlantic.  

Over recent years we have supported clients with deepwater training and coaching services in the North Sea, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Caspian and Arabian Gulf.  Our services range from deepwater DWOP sessions, training of wells teams on design and implementation, through to delivery of deepwater drilling and well control for the rig-site drill crew.

Drilling Simulation

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. 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 DS-5000 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.