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Drilling Systems present the cost and safety benefits of simulators at NOIA Conference 2019

05 June 2019

Regional director for Drilling Systems, Jim Krupa, will address delegates at the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (NOIA) Conference on Wednesday, June 19th.

Visitors to Canada’s largest offshore conference will learn how advanced simulator technology is helping oil and gas companies to substantially reduce costs while improving safety.

Jim Krupa will outline how simulator technology is transforming the oil and gas training landscape by improving drilling operations and overcoming the challenges associated with an increasingly cost-conscious sector.

 

The 20-minute technical presentation will demonstrate how simulator technology is allowing drillers to practise operations in a safe, risk-free environment before working in-the-field. As well as refreshing everyday skills, operators are able to practise high-risk scenarios they may never have faced before to substantially improve competency. The presentation uses real-life case studies to show how drilling simulators are helping to shave hundreds of thousands of dollars off operational drilling costs, while reducing non-productive time and rig delays.

"With day rates often coming in at break-even, the industry is challenged with looking at ever more creative ways to make savings while operating in an increasingly safety-conscious environment."
Jim Krupa, Regional Director, Drilling Systems

More than 1,000 delegates and trade show participants from the oil and gas sector are expected to attend the NOIA Conference 2019 for Oil and Gas, which takes place over three days from 18 – 20 June, and includes 35 industry speakers.

Jim Krupa will speak on Day 2 of the Conference. Based in Houston, Jim has spent the last 13 years in the oil and gas industry working internationally in various roles and products. He joined Drilling Systems, which is now part of the 3T Energy Group, three years ago where he has focussed on building a team and strong customer service culture in the advanced simulator technology business.

Jim said: “With day rates often coming in at break-even, the industry is challenged with looking at ever more creative ways to make savings while operating in an increasingly safety-conscious environment. ‘New’ technologies such as simulation, competency software, virtual reality and e-learning are helping to address this challenge and make the industry safer, smarter and more efficient.

“Giving crews extra time to get familiar and comfortable with the control system using the safe environment of a drilling simulator alleviates all the stress and fear and has been shown to make a huge difference in drilling optimisation and rig reactivations.

Visit the NOIA website to register for the event.