MPD is a proven technique used to mitigate serious downhole problems like kick/loss scenarios, lost circulation, or extremely narrow pore pressure/frac gradient windows. If you’re designing an MPD well, or applying it in the field, your personnel need to understand their roles. Since 2004, Signa’s MPD training class has taught the industry proper MPD application. Our instructors use actual case histories to encourage problem-solving. Classes are 4½ days, designed for both engineers and operations personnel. Topics include: Candidate identification and selection, planning and design, advanced hydraulic design, hole cleaning and cuttings transport, required equipment, MPD variations including “MudCap,” hands-on exercises using Signa’s hydraulic simulation software, six-month license for our software, pore pressures & frac gradients, chokes, separators and other surface equipment, MPD technique selection, fluid selection, connections and tripping, and MPD completions.