ENGINEERS from InterOil and the Petroleum and Energy Department (DPE) will be leaving for Brisbane today to attend a short course on stuck pipe prevention.
Organised by InterOil and its rig contractor, High Arctic Energy Services, the training is expected to enhance the technical capabilities of national engineers in both the public and private sectors.
David Seteri and Boas Kota of InterOil along with Joseph Kia and Warea Undi of DPE will be attending a High Arctic Stuck Pipe and Well Control course administered by Harness Energy.
This is a theory and practical training programme that is aimed at reducing the occurrences of Stuck Pipe during drilling operations, delivered by experienced industry experts.
Knowing the risk indicators, mechanisms and prevention strategies to prevent these events can result in huge savings in the costs of drilling petroleum exploration wells.
DPE assistant director engineering Peter Kogl said there was insufficient funding for training to DPE staff and thanked InterOil for the continuous training opportunities offered to DPE staff.
InterOil organised similar courses in oil and gas exploration and production workshops in Singapore in April that was attended by 14 staff from InterOil and DPE.
InterOil is happy to continue its close association with technical professionals working with the Department of Petroleum and Energy and supporting the training of national petroleum engineers.