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Altus Intervention invests in smart simulation technology

Altus Intervention UK is investing in a new state-of-the-art training simulator to boost the safety and competency of its personnel in the field.

The new MultiSIM portable well intervention simulator, developed by Drilling Systems, will be installed at the company’s UK facilities in Portlethen, close to Aberdeen. It will be used to train Altus Intervention’s 300+ offshore personnel in multiple well intervention operations, including coiled tubing and wireline.

Altus Intervention's new MultiSIM being used by an employee to practice a coiled tubing nitrogen gas lift.
Altus Intervention’s new MultiSIM being used by an employee to practice a coiled tubing nitrogen gas lift.

The MultiSIM realistically mirrors well intervention operations and gives individuals the opportunity to practice scenarios they may not have encountered during normal operations. This allows Altus Intervention to close gaps in individual competency and build confidence, which in turn improves safety and efficiencies.

“We are fully committed to investing in our people and providing our employees with the training they require to work safely, and support our field operations,” Garry Michie, President, Altus Intervention UK, said. “With this simulator, we can provide well intervention training at all experience levels from our new trainees through to supervisors. Furthermore, we can incorporate emergency situations into our training, allowing the instructor to assess the candidate’s response as if it were an unexpected and real event. The vast majority of people have never had to deal with a real emergency, and hopefully they never will, but with simulator training they will be better prepared.”

“Altus Intervention is clearly committed to investing in personnel safety and performance,” Clive Battisby, Chief Operating Officer at Drilling Systems, said. “Our portable MultiSIM will give the company the flexibility to train personnel at all levels and in a wide range of skills whenever and wherever needed.”

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