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The DrillSIM:5 is a software-based simulator that delivers a wide range of real-time drilling and well control simulations. The software displays interactive on-screen versions of the control panels present in simulator hardware to ensure a realistic experience that provides the end user with proven reliability and confidence.

The DrillSIM:5 is a fully portable solution that allows a single user to practice individual exercises away from a training centre at any time or offers the ability to create a sophisticated multi-station training environment in the classroom when used in conjunction with DrillSIM:Suite Manager.

DrillSIM Suite Manager

A DrillSIM software package license can be added to DrillSIM:5 to create a multi-station training environment. Simulations can be observed, monitored and managed from one central instructor station that provides data on the student activity and progress on each simulator.

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Industry standards

DrillSIM:5 introduces oil and gas drilling and well control training and accreditation standards set by IWCF and IADC.



Training at a time and place convenient for the user.

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Deepens the understanding of well control principles.

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Enhance classroom teaching with interactive, high-fidelity simulations.

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Allow trainees to practice in their own time, at their own pace.


  • Laptop/PC based
  • Land and offshore capabilities
  • Unlimited exercises (snapshots)
  • Individual or team exercises
  • Similar operating capabilities of DrillSIM hardware
  • Interactive on-screen control panels
  • Supports a multi-station training environment with up to 20 connected units when used in conjunction with the DrillSIM:Suite Manager or DrillSIM:Educator package
  • Full DrillSIM downhole model capabilities
DrillSIM:5 laptop drilling and well control simulation


The DrillSIM:5 can be utilised to develop and run exercises including, but not limited to:

  • Oil-based mud, bubble point and gas flash out
  • Gas expansion and migration
  • Dynamic pressures during well control
  • Formation fluid type and permeability
  • Bottom hole effects – equivalent circulating density, surge and swab
  • Horizontal and deviated wells
  • Sloughing, differential sticking, key seating, pack-off
  • Rock strength and abrasiveness
  • Choke washout and plugging
  • IADC and IWCF required malfunctions
  • Drilling and tripping

"This significant investment in new simulator technology significantly strengthens our training capabilities and will enable us to train additional students and add more courses and qualifications to our portfolio."

Yingwei Liu, CNNOC Well Control Centre