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IADC WellSharp Simulator

Our simulator meets all guidelines for classroom simulator use as detailed in the IADC WellSharp Well Control handbook. 

Our simulator lets students practice simulations before class and in the field, leading to higher pass rates and better well control preparedness.

Simulator Pricing

For training providers, our multi-user simulator for IADC WellSharp courses includes three, separate devices connected together to handle a simulated well. We offer multiple packages for training providers, priced annually based on the number of students.

Access to the simulator includes:

  1. All simulations we offer, both now and in the future. Today, our simulations satisfy requirements for IADC WellSharp Drilling, Workover/Completions, Wireline, Coiled Tubing, and Snubbing at the Driller and Supervisory levels.
  2. Full technical support.
  3. Access to the simulator for students to preview before class and refresh after class at home on their own iPhones, iPads, and computers.

All simulator pricing is custom for the training provider. If you purchase a simulator, branding can be customized to include both the LearnToDrill logo and your own logo on every screen of the simulator.
That being said, here is tentative pricing below. All pricing is per location/per year.

<100 students/year$3,000/year
100 – 200 students/year$5,000/year
200 – 300 students/year$7,000/year

These prices are for the simulator software only. They assume the training provider owns iPads or iPhones that can be used to run the simulator software. If you would like to purchase iPads for your simulator setup, we can offer discounted iPad pricing. iPads must be returned if the subscription is discontinued in less than 2 years.

  • Premium iPad Package – $2000 (Includes large, 12.9 inch iPad Pro + two iPad Air 2s)
  • Refurbished iPad Package – $500(Includes three iPad Air 2s)

Download PDF of our simulator pricing proposal


Can this simulator replace the Drilling Systems or CS simulators I currently use in my Well Control training program?

Our simulator meets all guidelines for classroom simulator use as detailed in the IADC WellSharp Well Control guidelines. Our simulator has been conditionally approved, pending a formal review at the next IADC well control committee meeting in July. 

For classroom practice, every student can use our simulator to engage in classroom simulation exercises. For assessment, our simulators can be used with multiple devices in multiplayer mode where an assessor can monitor a student’s test with a Supervisor and another student as Driller.

To use our simulator to meet your classroom simulator requirements, simply list our simulator in your application or update for IADC accreditation.

Why is your simulator better than the well control simulators I’ve used in the past?

Unlike other simulator companies that rely on 1980s era technology, our simulator was built in 2018 – for the mobile age! Our simulator is truly a simulator for the modern era.

First, you can use our simulator on any device – iPad, iPhone, or any computer connected to the internet. As a result, you no longer have to rely on large, bulky, physical hardware that is difficult and expensive to transport. Our simulators are much more convenient to transport and use!

Second, our simulators have substantially less technical support required than any existing hardware simulators! Existing simulators are built on 1980s era technology and proprietary hardware that is challenging to use and difficult to fix when it goes wrong. We’re using devices that everyone is familiar with – if our simulator doesn’t work, just go to the Apple Store!

Third, our simulator lets students practice without having an instructor present! We have a Virtual Instructor build into our software system who walks students through simulation exercises with step-by-step hints and guidance. In the classroom, students get to see a fantastic instructor. But, when the instructor doesn’t have time or isn’t around, students can practice until perfect with our virtual instructor.

Lastly, our simulation lets you practice anywhere, anytime. Your students can do simulation exercises at home before class, in the classroom, and on the rig in between the 2-year well control cycle. Stop complaining about not having enough simulator time for each student! Now, everyone can have unlimited simulator time.

As a well control instructor, what control do I have over student simulation exercises?

As a well control instructor, you can set up a simulation with up to 10 pre-set configurations that meet IADC regulations. You can also create a custom well with custom well parameters, including piping sizes, kill problems, timing of the kick, and whether or not a float valve is in the well.

In addition, as a well control instructor, you can view a student activity log through every stage of the kill operation, including every single time the choke was manipulated and for how long. Detailed graphs show how pressures behave at each stage of the kill operation; these can be saved as PDF files for export.

How do you keep track of how many students are using the simulator?

We keep track of how many times the simulator is used with your simulator login. We keep track of how many times the student completes a simulator practice exercise and a simulator test exercise for assessment.

How do I purchase access to the simulator for accredited classroom use?

Please decide on the option on this website that fits you best and contacts us via email at info@learntodrill.com


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