Simulator to teach local workers about snubbing

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


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