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On The Rig: OTR

On The Rig (OTR) is a real-time portable simulator bringing drilling and equipment operations, well control and crane training to the rig. The interactive unit is revolutionising how training is delivered for the drilling industry with its instructorless mode and the ability to deliver continuous training, development and assessment.

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Industry standards

With the addition of a choke panel, OTR meets oil and gas drilling and well control training and accreditation standards set by IWCF and IADC. The simulator also meets OPITO stage 3 crane operator re-assessments.

Connected software

The OTR connects seamlessly to a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) which allows you to track and monitor the performance and results of your workforce via real-time dashboards.


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Deploy training rapidly and on-demand with a fully portable simulator that can deliver training and competence testing on-rig and in-situ.

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Reduce operational and training costs by reducing travel time.

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Reduce the risk of well delivery with an on-rig simulator that allows teams to practise high-risk scenarios before carrying them out.

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Monitor the progress and development of teams while ‘on the job’ with competence programmes.


  • Drilling, well control and crane training on one simulator platform
  • Packaged in a bespoke protective case for transport
  • Module-based learning management system (LMS)
  • Includes unique LMS instructor-free mode
  • Optional instructor controlled capacity
  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports multiple rig human machine interface (HMI) systems
  • Drill the Well on Simulator (DWOS)
  • Progress and development tracking and reporting
  • In-simulation assessment, feedback and improvement
  • Cloud-based competency dashboard for remote crew competency monitoring


On the Rig can be utilised to support comprehensive module-based training and competence programmes including, but not limited to:

  • Well control
  • Drilling practices
  • Surface and subsea blowout preventer (BOP) operations
  • Managed pressure drilling (MPD) training
  • Lower marine riser package (LMRP) disconnects
  • Drill the Well on Simulator (DWOS)
  • Operational readiness
  • Lifting and deck operations

Our clients include


"Using Drilling Systems’ OTR enables us to simulate all types of equipment breakdowns, operational procedures and issues such as stuck pipe. For the oil and gas sector, stuck pipe is one of the biggest issues and the quality of the Drilling Systems simulation is unrivalled. It is extremely realistic and provides a feeling of total immersion. We have been training around the issue and this is already resulting in improvements around stuck pipe prevention for our drilling crews."

Andre Plotko, Head of SSK’s Training Centre