This paper looks at Drilling Training as it is applied at present and how it may-have to be changed to prepare it for the "Nineties".

In any job position a clear set of attributes are needed for staff to perform efficently. These can be broken down as follows:

  • Defined Education

  • Defined Skills and Capabilities

  • Defined Experience

  • Defined Attitude

Training fulfills the role of ensuring that staff have these skills.

In the Nineties the Drilling Industry will change. Some of the new Technologies which are now appearing will become common place. These Tectinologies will probably include some or all of the following:

  • An Audited approach to Training Effectiveness

  • Reduced Manning Levels/faulti Skilled Personnel

  • Automated Rigs/Mechanical Pipe Handling Systems

  • Tender Assisted Drilling

  • Subsea Production Systems

  • Electric Submersible Pumps Utilisation

  • New Secondary and Tetiary Recovery Systems Horizontal Drilling Technology

These are comparatively new skills which must be mastered. All of the basic Drilling Skills which have been required to date are also needed. The time available to achieve all of this will probably be reduced by Operational Expansion following a period of Industrial recession.

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