Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – MPD Well Control

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The use of MPD equipment and techniques can introduce fundamental changes to the way in which primary well control is maintained and secondary well control is performed.

This Micro VILT examines the control systems and operational practices used to managed pressure in the well and automate kick detection and control and removal of influxes from the well. It also examines the practices of Dynamic FITs and PPTs.


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 Methodology Review

  1. Dynamic Annular Pressure Management
  2. MPD Control Systems
  3. Dynamic FITs and Pore Pressure Tests
  4. Primary & Secondary Well Control during MPD Operations

MPD Well Control Steps

  1. Application of Secondary Well Control
  2. Recovery of Primary Well Control
  3. Flow Paths and Processes

MPD Well Control Planning

  1. Well Control Matrix
  2. Influx Management Window


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Videos are very helpful and the diagrams and schematics were very good. Mention of standards and regulations is great.
  2. The team rooms and tasks.


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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