Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – MPD Equipment & Configuration

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Micro VILT introduces participants to the equipment and control systems required to apply MPD techniques in their wells. It also examines how automated control systems are used to manage pressures in the well, improve kick detection and control to reduce kick volumes and manage the removal of these influxes from the well. Finally, it examines common configurations of surface equipment and recommends best practices or maximising operational flexibility during MPD operations.


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:

Types of Equipment

  1. Flow Diversion
  2. Flow Control
  3. Flow Measurement
  4. Gas Management
  5. Industry Standards

MPD Process Management

  1. Control systems
  2. MPD Operating Modes
  3. MPD Well Control

MPD Equipment Configuration

  1. Basic system design
  2. Pressure breaks and PRVs
  3. Contingency Planning


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The team rooms and team work.
  2. The various practical aspects of building an MPD system, including pressure ratings, optional flow routing, well control, etc.
  3. Working through the exercises. Seeing how everything gets put together.
  4. Looking at the diagrams and discussing them together.
  5. I really liked the ability to work in groups while performing the training remotely.
  6. The presentation.

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.
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