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The DrillSIM:5000 is the global standard of advanced drilling and well control simulation.

The accurate representation of a conventional rig floor and 3D graphics create a highly realistic and immersive simulation environment bringing the rig to the trainee.

Both simple and highly complex tasks and scenarios can be recreated to verify skills and competency in real-world situations.

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Cyber chair

An alternative model of the DrillSIM:5000 is also available which includes the optional cyber chair.

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A DrillSIM software package license can be added to DrillSIM:5000 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:5000 meets and exceeds oil and gas drilling and well control training and accreditation standards such as IADC Driller and Supervisor and IWCF levels 3 and 4.


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3D graphics and analogue drilling controls in a realistic rig floor environment.

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Challenge assumed skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios with a full and accurate rig floor simulator.

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Reduce non-productive time and increase efficiency by simulating operations in a dynamic environment before carrying them out in the field.

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Trainees can understand the consequences of their actions in various drilling operations with 3D visualisation of what is happening on the surface and downhole.


  • Full mission-sized simulator
  • 46” thin bezel quad screen display
  • Traditional drilling controls with analogue gauges, hands-on controls and a manual brake
  • Realistic 3D graphic visualisations
  • Multiple additional modules and consoles available
  • Optional cyber chair
  • Both land and offshore capability
  • Full DrillSIM downhole model capabilities
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The DrillSIM:5000 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 mitigation
  • Dynamic pressures during well control
  • Lost circulation, loss zones and leak off testing
  • Wellbore ballooning/breathing
  • Horizontal and deviated wells
  • Hole cleaning, turbulent, laminar flow
  • Drilling on junk, pipe twist-off, stuck pipe
  • Sloughing, differential sticking, key seating, pack-off
  • High pressure high temperature (HPHT) wells
  • Managed pressure drilling (MPD)
  • Drilling and tripping

“This is an excellent new training asset for us to have as it will now allow us to provide a true-to-life experience that will challenge students’ real-world skills in a way we couldn’t before.”

Vamegh Rasouli, Department Chair, The University of North Dakota