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Drilling Systems kits out US lab for well-control training

23 August 2022

Simulation technology provider Drilling Systems has delivered a bespoke well-control training lab to Western Texas College (WTC) with the installation of its cutting-edge simulators, owner 3T Group said August 23. Training will cover drilling, workover, intervention, and operational procedures.

Drilling Systems’ Americas director Euan Kennedy said: “In high-risk sectors like oil and gas, the consequences of human error or equipment malfunction can be catastrophic, and simulators help prepare workers for the field like nothing else. 

“Our simulators allow students to experience the movement, sounds, and operations of a real rig so that they can practice everyday operations and specific emergency scenarios in a risk-free  environment.  This means that when working in the field, they feel prepared and confident with whatever task they face.”

College president Dr Barb Beebe added: “We’re excited to be able to offer in-demand well control training in Snyder that enhances the education of our Petroleum Technology students and provides continuing education opportunities for our oil and gas industry employees.”

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