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The DrillSIM:Educator is a cutting-edge teaching tool that is specifically designed for delivering training scenarios in-line with course programmes.

The software displays interactive on-screen versions of the control panels present in simulator hardware to ensure a realistic experience that provides the end user with proven reliability and confidence.

The simulator combines interactive drilling controls with two graphic display screens to provide a visual understanding of drilling and well control operations.

These displays show what happens to surface equipment and what happens downhole during drilling operations to provide a comprehensive understanding of the practical operations taking place.

DrillSim Downhole Model

DrillSIM:Educator includes the full DrillSIM downhole model which provides a dynamic 3D graphic visualisation of the actions taking place down a deviated well throughout a wide range of drilling operations.

Industry standards

DrillSIM:Educator introduces oil and gas drilling and well control training and accreditation standards set by IWCF and IADC.

Key benefits to your business

Training at a time and place convenient for the user.

Deepens the understanding of well control principles.

Enhance classroom teaching with interactive, high-fidelity simulations.

Allow trainees to practice in their own time, at their own pace.

Key features of the DrillSIM:Educator

  • 55″ interactive touchscreen
  • Two 65″ display screens with advanced surface and downhole graphics
  • Individual instructor station with 19″ monitor and fly-around joystick for scenario building and exercise control
  • Full 3D visualisation of the rig environment
  • DrillSIM:Suite Manager option to manage the activities of multiple students simultaneously and link to other drilling simulators
  • Full DrillSIM downhole model capabilities

Key capabilities of the DrillSIM:Educator

The DrillSIM:Educator can be utilised to develop and run exercises including, but not limited to:

  • Oil-based mud, bubble point and gas flash out
  • Gas expansion and migration
  • Dynamic pressures during well control
  • Formation fluid type and permeability
  • Bottom hole effects – equivalent circulating density, surge and swab
  • Horizontal and deviated wells
  • Sloughing, differential sticking, key seating, pack-off
  • Rock strength and abrasiveness
  • Choke washout and plugging
  • IADC and IWCF required malfunctions
  • Drilling and tripping

DrillSIM:Educator in action

Yingwei Liu, CNOOC's Well Control Centre

“This significant investment in new simulator technology significantly strengthens our training capabilities and will enable us to train additional students and add more courses and qualifications to our portfolio.”

Michael Gautreaux, Executive Director, Nicholls State University

“We can explain, we can show them, we can tell them, but when you involve a student, they learn better. These concepts are hard to visualise and understand unless you’re actually in the middle of trying to do it.”