Drilling Systems has recently commemorated the delivery of the company’s 1000th training and competency simulator to Saudi Aramco.
Accepting the certificate of recognition from Drilling Systems CEO, Ian Hudson, was Khalifah M Al-Amri, general supervisor of Aramco’s Offshore Gas Drilling Engineering Division.
Saudi Aramco and Drilling Systems have had a partnership spanning over a decade and Aramco now possesses several full-scale simulators which have been used to train, develop and assess its engineers and field workers.
The latest product delivered by the Bournemouth, UK-headquartered company to Saudi Aramco’s simulation capability portfolio is the DrillSIM-5000 Cyber which is a full-sized rig floor simulator, providing the trainee with a safe, realistic and effective learning and development environment, to practice the skills and competencies required to conduct safe operations, and achieve a standard of operational excellence.
The DrillSIM-5000 Cyber drilling simulator provides Aramco with conventional and digital capabilities allowing for activities from: basic drilling fundamentals through to advanced drilling programmes, performance and efficiency programmes such as drilling wells on the simulator (DWOS) and also provides the ability to perform competence assessments of Saudi Aramco personnel.
“Aramco has recognised the benefits of using advanced simulator technology to fast track the training of young engineers and help experienced engineers maintain competency levels. Drilling Systems is very pleased to mark this important milestone with the company,” Hudson was quoted as saying in a press release.