Many oil field workers are technical and mechanical geniuses. They are among the smartest technical people in the oil and gas industry. Give them a machine, show them how it works, and they will be able to fix anything. Unfortunately, in classroom well control training, it is impossible to really understand a lot of rig equipment. In an ideal world, rig workers would be able to pick up, rotate, and take apart every single piece of important drilling equipment to see and understand exactly how it works.
From drilling bit to shale shaker to annular preventer- rig hands should be able to see every single piece of equipment in action and understand exactly what is going on. But, this is impossible in classroom well control training. First of all, a lot of equipment is extremely heavy and impossible to lift on the rig site- let alone bring all the way to a classroom. Rotation, or seeing equipment from all sides, would be impossible. Secondly, well control equipment can be extremely expensive, so there is no way for students to each have their own piece of equipment to play with.
Learn to Drill’s solution is sophisticated 3D models of many different pieces of rig equipment. First of all, our models allow for in-depth 3D animation of well control equipment- to let the student really understand how the equipment works. For example, our drill bit, drill collar, and drill pipe animations let the student visualize the process by which pipe is connected together and lowered deeper and deeper underground. Our animations focused on mud cleaning equipment, such as the Shale Shaker and Degasser, provide a 3D perspective of where the equipment is located on the rig and then provide an inside view that shows how the devices work to separate mud from foreign particles.
Our animations focused on the BOP, such as the annular preventer or blind shear ram preventer, demonstrate how each preventer is unique and can serve a unique purpose when shutting in the wellbore. Secondly, our models also allow for student interaction and interactivity with each piece of equipment. We have programmed 3D equipment that students can interact with, rotate, and click on different parts to learn more.
These interactive models work on all devices, including the iPad and are a part of our well control training online. For example, using our drill bit model, students can rotate a drill bit around to see every single piece of it in a 360 degree view. Then, students can click on different parts of the bit (the nozzles, the roller, the thread) to learn more. Pretty cool!
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