UK-based company Survivex is set to open what it describes as a new training center of excellence for drilling and well control in Aberdeen.
The center is aimed at training drilling and well control personnel in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. The new facility is located within Survivex's existing training center near Aberdeen International Airport in Dyce.
Initially, the new facility will offer Level 3 and 4 Drilling Well Control training for both on and offshore, targeting driller and supervisor levels, with a view to expanding to further courses.
"The facility, accredited by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), features the latest generation of drilling simulation technology, where delegates will learn the fundamentals of critical drilling and well control in an immersive virtual environment before embarking on the real thing," Survivex said Monday.
"...the new center will include a central command unit where instructors can demonstrate and teach critical drilling and well control techniques and a dedicated assessment room," Survivex promises.
According to Survivex, the use of advanced simulators allows students to learn how to operate equipment and practice everyday operations without the worry of making mistakes.
"Crucially, they can practice emergency scenarios that cannot be replicated in the field, increasing competency and improving safety," Survivex said.
The new facility will officially open on March 26, at Survivex with a launch event