Event: Wintershall and Oiltec Solutions hosted a Gazprom management delegation to learn about the Maria Simulation training


Oiltec Solutions was very pleased last week when we together with Wintershall Norway hosted a visit from Gazprom management. The background for the Maria presentation was to give the Gazprom management a in-depth insight in how the training projects was executed together with our partners Maersk Training, eDrilling, K&M and CAVU International. Using our Dynamic hiDRILL wellSim simulator, the Maria crews from Odfjell and Halliburton drilled using a Digital-Twin well, as well as the CAVU coaches focused on Leadership and crews performance.

In short the key achievements for Maria were:

  • Zero incidents and injuries during the 270 days drilling campaign
  • The team finished way ahead of the drill plan, resulting in considerable savings
  • The rig drastically reduced its NPT, flat-time and down-time during operation

After the presentation the Gazprom visitors were invited to test the Dynamic Drilling simulator first hand, drilling segments of the Maria well in the Digital-Twin. A lot of interesting discussions took place during the event and we welcome the Gazprom management to revisit upon occasion.


Our hiDRILL™ wellSim simulator products and services are at the forefront of the O&G industry digitization, enabling our clients to improve safety, efficiency and proficiency within their offshore drilling and well operations.