This type of simulated, realistic training allows rig crews to safely enhance their knowledge and skills as they proactively learn how to react in the event the same operational issues were to occur on a working rig.
Drilling Systems Chief Operating Officer Clive Battisby said: “Our DrillSIM simulators have been implemented at a number of Nabors’ drilling simulator training facilities around the world. This new facility in Kazakhstan will undoubtedly raise industry drilling standards across the region and is a great example of Nabors’ commitment to safety and crew competency.”
In an effort to strengthen safety awareness and learning throughout the global industry, Nabors plans to utilize its state-of-the-art drilling training centres in Algeria, Kazakhstan and Dubai to conduct technology-enhanced learning programs for third-party drilling contractors and oilfield service companies.
Clive added: “Making mistakes on a simulator is the best way to learn and guarantees memory retention so you don’t make the same mistakes in the field. The benefits mean we have competent, highly trained personnel who can recognise and respond to situations much quicker in the field ultimately maximising drilling operations and creating an extremely safe working environment.”