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.”


Share your news with Offshore at

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...