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Online Oil and Gas Drilling Equipment Course

Aberdeen Drilling Consultants
February 21, 2011


Following two years of development, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants has launched its new ADC Virtual Academy division, offering the world’s first online course focussed on drilling equipment for the oil and gas industry.

Understanding Drilling Equipment is a foundation course that will help participants achieve a greater understanding of the equipment on offshore or land-based drilling rigs. The aim is to improve competence, effectiveness and safety, through a better understanding of all the drilling equipment and systems.

As the first-ever online training of its type, Understanding Drilling Equipment can be accessed anywhere in the world where there is a broadband internet connection. Participants can also choose to study at times that best suit themselves and their work schedules. The result is substantial cost savings, in terms of time, travel and accommodation, compared with equivalent 'classroom-style' training courses.

The 30-hour Understanding Drilling Equipment course has eight modules, including health and safety, drilling equipment, well control, mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, deck equipment and audit.

Each module is built on an introduction to the equipment, a breakdown of all the parts, how to inspect the equipment for (FARSI) functionality, availability, reliability, serviceability and integrity. This is followed by all the ADC engineers and associates giving an insight into common faults that they have seen, based on their many years of experience and the examination for students, based on the module.

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