IADC Managed Pressure Drilling

IADC’s Managed Pressure Drilling accreditation program provides comprehensive training for the global drilling industry, emphasizing rigorous training for every person with MPD operation responsibilities. Our Managed Pressure Drilling program provides trainees with in-depth knowledge, well-honed role-specific skills, and greater confidence that they know what to do to prevent and handle MPD incidents.

MPD operations are held with regard for personnel safety, public safety, and preservation of the environment in such diverse conditions as urban sites, wilderness areas, ocean platforms, deep water sites, hot barren desserts, and cold weather areas.

About the Program

Developed by IADC members representing operators, drilling contractors, well servicing companies, professional trainers, and MPD subject matter experts, in collaboration with IADC’s Well Control Committee and other industry groups.

IADC’s Managed Pressure Drilling accreditation generally conforms with and supports API’s Recommended Practices 92M, 92P, and 92S.

Program Highlights

Program covers information for planning, installation, testing and operation of wells drilled with both Surface Back Pressure Managed Pressure Drilling and drilling rigs with surface and subsea blow out preventers (BOPs), as well as general awareness of other MPD variance operations.

Addresses recommended practices for pressurized mud cap drilling (PMCD) from a floating rig with a subsea BOP stack.

Program covers Managed Pressure Drilling Operations Matrix, which is used as a decision-making tool for unplanned influx incidents.

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Contact: Lauren Horgan

Managed Pressure Drilling approved courses:

  • Introductory (E-Learning)

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