established a Drilling School in 1985 with the assistance of
Reading and Bates Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, Trinidad and
Tobago Oil Company Ltd. and Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Company
Ltd. From our foreign associate, who incidentally possesses one of
the finest oilfield training facilities in the world, we accessed
their literature, videos, slides and other training material. Our
employees undergo oilfield training and are required to take
refresher courses in all phases of the operation with particular
emphasis on Blow Out Prevention. All Oil Companies in Trinidad
have enrolled their oilmen in our school to participate in the
courses and to use the Rig Floor Simulator which is a special
feature in our training. Our Drilling School is certified by the
Ministry of Education in Trinidad, and is recognised and approved
by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
audio-visual training aids and a CS
Inc. Model DS-20 FS/WS
Rig Floor Simulator,
training in all aspects of Drilling
possible where well conditions are simulated in the
classroom, and students can be shown the causes, effects and
solutions to well problems.
Simulator consists of six panels:
with a simulation computer and two SVGA Monitors. It is capable of
simulating a wide range of drilling, Well Control and workover
problems which include multiple gas, oil and saltwater kicks.
the use of the Rig Floor Simulator, several problems such as Well
Control operations, Drilling, Tripping, Key Seating, Washed Out
Jets, Bit Bearing Failure, Washed Out Choke, Plugged Choke, Drill
String Twist Off, Drill String Washout, failure of any B.O.P. in
the stack, etc. can be taught.
Mud System consists of Pumps, Tanks, Pit and Flow Monitors
including alarms, pressure gauges and drilling fluids. A
multiplier switch is installed to enable the student to complete
any exercise in the shortest possible time. Bit parameters, the
type of kick, formation drillability and formation fracture
gradients can all be changed from the computer keyboard.
these facilities, training of the entire rig crew from Roustabout
up to Toolpusher and Drilling Superintendent can be accomplished.