FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- T H Hill Associates, a Bureau Veritas company, launched DS-1® Online, a new online channel by which to train the oil and gas industry on drillstring failure prevention.
Developed by Oilennium, Ltd., a Petrofac company that provides eLearning training services to the oil and gas industry, DS-1 Online helps users learn through custom interactive scenarios how their actions can affect a drillstring. For example, one scenario requires the user to set the temperature at which a liquid penetrant inspection is conducted. If it is too high, the penetrant will dry instead of run into the crack; too cold and it becomes too thick to flow properly. As a result, the user learns how critical it is to maintain the correct ambient temperature.
In addition, every user enrolled in DS-1 Online has access to regular live-streamed discussions with instructors who have not only worked in the drilling industry, but are qualified engineers. By hosting live online video discussions, trainees can ask questions to quickly clarify aspects of the course, and develop a more personal relationship with T H Hill experts.
"DS-1 Online makes drillstring failure prevention training more accessible and affordable to the oil and gas industry," said Grant Petit, manager of corporate training, T H Hill. "We wanted to make certain that every user would get a new and exciting virtual learning experience from the comfort of their home or office, which is provided by the customized interactive scenarios and access to live discussions with instructors."
Trainees also have full access to the electronic version of T H Hill's four-volume series of DS-1 Standards, which the company developed to set global standards for drilling equipment specifications and quality assurance. To make certain that users are prepared to take full advantage of the four-volume set, Oilennium created interactive exercises to show learners how to use the DS-1 books to find information about their drillstring, along with its capabilities and tolerances. To support this, each exercise is followed by a knowledge check that asks them to use their own DS-1 books to find the answer to some example questions.
To view a sample of the demonstration content from DS-1 Online, visit distance learning on the training section of: http://www.thhill.com.
About T H Hill Associates
Founded in 1980, T H Hill Associates provides QA/QC services, engineering, and training to reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequential non-productive time (NPT) in drilling and completions operations. A member of Bureau Veritas, the company operates from its global headquarters in Houston, Texas.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 66,700 employees located in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
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