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Drilling Optimization Training

World Leading Deepwater Drilling Training

Drilling in deepwater environments is challenging, increasingly complex, costly and introduces many additional risks. Don’t leave it to chance, make sure you and your team are trained to identify and mitigate these difficulties.


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Our team have excelled since the Merlin Training, our results and confidence has far exceeded our expectations!

Delegate from the 29 July - 02 August 2019 course in Argentina


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Course Overview

This course, delivered in partnership with Kingdom Drilling, is facilitated by industry experts and will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to plan and drill potentially high-risk wells by using case studies and real-life examples relevant to today’s deepwater drilling challenges.

Course Leader, Peter Aird C.Eng, C.MarEng, FI.MarEST,  is an industry expert in drilling, well engineering and offshore field operations. He started his career as a Marine Engineer then transferred to the oil and gas industry and over 4 decades developed a wide-ranging oil-field drilling skill set serving in frontier, leading edge, Deepwater, and HPHT drilling projects.

Course Leader & Author of Deepwater Drilling Manual, Peter is passionate about knowledge sharing, and assuring as an industry that we translate and sustain the blame free cultural change.

What Will I Learn?

• Important differences between normal offshore and deepwater wells
• Skills required to identify key project hazards and risks
• Knowledge to mitigate the risks and prepare effective contingency plans
• Knowledge to adapt technologies best suited for your project

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