Well Expertise have worked closely with Drilling Systems and training specialist, Survivex to develop high level well specific scenarios to simulate bull heading, reverse circulation, trapped gas and cutting casing operations.
Six crews on Borgland Dolphin were then given various scenarios to test choke control and response to pressure increases.
This is the first time an On The Rig (OTR) simulator has been used in-situ for P&A well-specific training to help prepare crews in advance of potential well control situations in the operation.
WE have an exceptional record of risk management and safety is our top priority. WE strive to offer our clients any solution available that helps to reduce the risk of the operation and onboard simulator training is an excellent tool to help with this.
Having previously used the OTR for well specific training before exploration drilling for Wellesley we knew it worked well to prepare the crew and build a confident operations team.
Following the success of this training, we now plan to roll out OTR onboard training across at least three further exploration wells, including a HPHT well in 2022.