Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD)

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Micro VILT introduces participants to the different form that Managed Pressure Drilling can take; explains how candidate wells can be identified and introduces a tool for identifying and quantifying the potential for MPD capabilities to address operational challenges in their wells.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:


  1. Primary Well Control – Conventional and with MPD
  2. Variation of Primary Well Control

Types of MPD (Surface BOPS)

  1. (Pressurised) Mud Cap Drilling
  2. Dynamic Annular Pressure Management
  3. Underbalanced Drilling

MPD Applications

  1. Candidate Well Selection
  2. IADC MPD Tool
  3. MPD Project Management Process


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The overall course material was excellent for the intro to MPD.
  2. Though I have little experience with VILT, it was a first for me to work with the online collaborative space. That was perhaps the best feature to me.
  3. The instructor’s ability to relate the information to the audience.
  4. Instructor’s explanations and elaborations on downhole occurrences.
  5. Breaking down the process so that it can be understood.
  6. Knowledge of the instructor and ability to reference appropriate standards.
  7. Practical exercises.
  8. Overview & understanding the application of MPD.
  9. Learning about the IADC Tool.
  10. No need to travel. Can be done anywhere that has access to high speed internet.

Your expert course leader has more than 30 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. He worked offshore as a Roustabout and Roughneck while studying for his B.Eng in Mining Engineering. After graduation, he joined Shell in 1985 and worked as a Drilling Engineer and Drilling Supervisor on-site and in the office in a wide range of onshore, offshore and deepwater environments.

He served as the examiner for Shell’s “Round 2” Competence program and edited the Shell Well Engineering Learning Manual. He is the technical author of several corporate Well Control and Casing Design standards and training manuals.

Since 2000, he has worked as a Well Engineering Consultant. In addition to lecturing and general consultancy in Casing Design and Well Control, he specialises in Deepwater and HPHT Well Control coaching, rig team building and simulation. He pioneered the concept of “Drilling the Well on a Simulator”, working closely with drilling simulator vendors, operators and drilling contractors to produce a realistic and relevant training environment. This enabled integrated rig teams to be exposed to well specific well control and other operational challenges, develop and then practice response strategies.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

The trainer did a spectacular job presenting the Managed Pressure Drilling Course. He was knowledgeable not only in the subject but was able to reference the appropriate standards. He was very much aware of what BSEE does not have in regulation concerning Managed Pressure Drilling.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The trainer was a gracious, informative, and well spoken instructor with both practical and deep technical knowledge of the subject. This is the 2nd Micro VILT I have taken with him as an instructor and have been consistently impressed both times.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Great class. It just depends on the student and what is the best way they prefer to learn.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Instructor was very knowledgeable and experienced in this field. Without a doubt, a subject matter expert in the field of Drilling and as an Engineer.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Great course!

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA