Zelienople-based Deep Well Services has invested more than $100,000 in a new piece of training equipment that it hopes will improve job-site safety and allow it to better serve customers.
The equipment is a computer simulator that replicates the activity the oil field services company specializes in — snubbing.
The term refers to pushing pipe into a pressurized well bore. Snubbing commonly occurs as part of bringing a well into production.
The work occurs in wells pressurized with an explosive gas, so it is dangerous and requires a high level of skill and experience.
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Article by: Sam Kusic, Pittsburgh Business Times