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The best training programs in Australia – Changes in the industry and technology have changed and created a greater need for external training.

Whilst large operators such as Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobil still have their own in-house training schools, they do outsource some of their training to companies like Welltrain. There are also, however a lot of smaller operators and drilling contractors who just don’t have the resources to run their own training department. Welltrain is able to offer courses that blend the practical with the theoretical and specialise in the design and delivery of operationally relevant training to the oil and gas industry.

Welltrain, a proudly independent Australianowned training company provides practical skills training resource for all industry personnel at our fantastic IWCF accredited training centre in Perth which houses a suite of simulators including a full classroom sized DS5000 Drilling and Workover Rig Floor Simulator. Valued at over $500,000, it is certainly the best on the market, having been sourced from the UK and commissioned and customised to suit our requirements and the needs of our trainees. We also have portable simulators to facilitate training outside our Perth centre.

Our training services…

  • Specialise in IWCF accredited training in Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention.
  • Utilise two instructors bringing a balance of training and industry experience to each drilling course.
  • Enhance Well Control skills while achieving the required certification standard.
  • Develop competency at all levels for Driller and Supervisor Well Control.

Most individuals working in the drilling industry learn their skills on the job on rigs through years of experience. In the new CSG industry, onshore drilling crew personnel come in from mineral-based rigs where they are used to drilling hard rock mineral or water bore wells. Whilst the mechanics of the drilling process are the same, crew members may not be aware of the hazards that are involved in drilling CSG wells where hydrocarbons are being exploited.

At Welltrain, we therefore tailor our training to the specific skills needed, reviewing the drilling program with project managers or drilling superintendents prior to their course. Whether it is stuck pipe prevention or looking at rig specifi c well control problems, we can model scenarios on a simulator and then run a blended training course. We are able to provide such training in both onshore and offshore environments.

Welltrain is also unlike most of its competitors, who only provide one instructor per course, leaving participants to complete a series of exercises in the classroom while he trains on the simulator. Welltrain always provide two full-time instructors, working simultaneously on both the simulator and practical training components of the course. Our focus is on the training whether in the simulator or in the classroom, and not on the testing.

If we have more than 15 students per course we will split the class and run two courses simultaneously to balance the student-toinstructor ratio. For operational skills training, we bring in the rig crew and the operating company supervisory personnel and split the classes, role playing through the simulators, and rotating the groups.

We support both the International Associates of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) programs and as candidates are required to repeat well control certifi cation every two years, at present, the demand is high.

We are not just training within the class environment in Australia either; we have been in Kazakhstan and Vietnam, for example and are currently conducting a distance learning programme in PNG.

Whilst the initial focus has been on well control, we also have a list of courses that we want to roll out in the future, aimed at drilling engineers and drilling supervisors. We also aim to develop more “unscheduled” training, such as introductions to the oil industry, training for unscheduled events, stuck pipe prevention, and basic drilling technology and equipment courses.

Whether in the classroom or at the rig site, our training is credible and the best available. We can deliver tailor-made solutions for any team:

  • Stuck Pipe Prevention
  • HPHT and Deepwater Well Control
  • Training to Reduced Unscheduled Events (TRUE)
  • Drill String Failure Prevention
  • IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control
  • IWCF Drilling Well Control
  • Coal Seam Gas Well Control
  • Advanced Well Control Workshops
  • Customised courses to suit your needs

For further information on Welltrain courses, visit
Suite 19, Level 1, 162 Colin Street, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005
Postal: PO Box 1264, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872
Telephone: +61 8 6216-5680
Facsimile: +61 8 6216-5681
Web: www.welltrain.com.au
Upcoming Course Schedule
Drilling Well Control

  • 9th January 2012
  • 30th January 2012
  • 13th February 2012
  • 27th February 2012
  • 12th March 2012
  • 16th April 2012

Well Intervention Pressure Control

  • 20th February 2012
  • 30th April 2012
  • 2nd July 2012
  • 27th August 2012
  • 8th October 2012
  • 10th December 2012

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