Managed Pressure Drilling

Salos have been involved in multiple Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) projects for a wide range of Operators. MPD has a number of significant benefits, such as, safer drilling through small pressure windows, kick minimisation (through constant BHP), early kick detection and reductions in NPT by allowing fewer and deeper casing strings to be set. The economic benefits are considerable but the technology brings additional costs and subsurface risks that have to be actively managed.

Salos provide a range of onshore and wellsite support services to optimise your MPD project. Our MPD services include:

•        MPD suitability screening

•        Project management

•        Onshore vendor auditing and prequalification

•        Readiness audits and reviews

•        Procedural reviews and optimisation

•        Competence Auditing

•        HAZID and DWOP facilitation

•        Simulator and classroom based training

•        Well site supervision (design, installation, operation, demobilisation)

•        Well site coaching, training and mentoring

•        Well site performance optimisation

 Performance Roadmap

Salos apply our performance roadmap to ensure that the project is supported and delivered from conception through to successful completion, saving valuable time whilst reducing risk.


Well Site Coaching, Training and Mentoring

Salos have extensive experience of working with MPD service companies and operator and contractor drilling teams to prepare them for effective operations at the well site.  Utilising our MPD training modules and performance coaching systems we implement a structured approach to integrate and optimise MPD operations at the well site whilst staying within the parameters of the drilling programme.    

A key aspect of our approach is our scenario planning and testing tools which accelerates the crews' understanding of the well specific challenges they may face and ensures that they are ready to respond quickly and appropriately.