Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – MPD from Drillships and Semi-Submersibles

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

MPD techniques help to manage risks associated with drilling offshore, particularly in deepwater. However, the complexity of the equipment involved – both subsurface and on the rig – is significantly greater than for surface BOPS. This Micro VILT examines sib-sea applications for MPD and the equipment and control systems required to deliver it.


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:

MPD applications offshore

  1. RMR – Riserless Mud Recovery
  2. DAPC – Dynamic Annular Pressure Management
  3. MRL – Managed Riser Level Drilling
  4. PMCD – Pressurised Mudcap Drilling

Subsea MPD Equipment

  1. Sub-surface equipment
  2. Surface Equipment
  3. Rig integrations on drillships and semisubmersibles

MPD System Configurations

  1. IMEs and WCMs
  2. Flow Control Options
  3. Riser Gas Management
  4. DNV and ABS MPD Ready Standards


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The teamwork.
  2. The presentation.
  3. The team rooms and tasks.
  4. Everything was great.
  5. Instructor.
  6. The practical aspects, including the discussion related to pressure ratings, schematics, photos, etc.

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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