Weatherford, Maersk team up to improve well control training

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Weatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered into 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 nonproductive time when operating in extreme drilling environments.

Weatherford recently introduced the OneSync software platform, which enhances planning, simulation and control during managed pressure drilling and early kick detection, and many other drilling and completions scenarios.

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 drilling simulators will be available in multiple locations including Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, and Aberdeen.

As a part of this agreement, Maersk Training will serve as Weatherford’s preferred provider of well-control training for all MPD personnel worldwide.  

Claus Bihl, CEO of Maersk Training, said: “We see the partnership with Weatherford as a game changer in the industry. We are combining strong technical knowledge with high-quality training to increase competence development for crews working with MPD technology. This will improve safety and operational performance on rigs.”


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