Merlin’s open seat MPD training course is designed to ensure that well construction personnel, from the drilling engineer to the drilling manager are up to speed on the fundamental factors which lead to successfully planned and executed managed pressure drilling operations. We often see drilling teams bring in external parties to support or manage these operations, commonly through lack of experience in the core team. Our course is designed to plug the gaps, ensuring that the team is aware of the benefits of various MPD techniques, how these apply to their specific well scenario and how to ensure the benefits are fully realised.
The course is delivered over a period of 5 half-days and taught online, leaving some time available for your day job. Topics include deep dives into the drivers for MPD use, types of MPD systems, the design criteria associated with each type, how to decide which system to use, management of anchor points, well control considerations, equipment specifications and much more.