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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Sam Rathbun, from left, Don Parker and Craig Willard use a well control simulator on July 24 at TrainND in Williston.

Simulator helps operators recognize signs of blowout

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WILLISTON -- A state-of-the art drilling simulator is helping Bakken oil and gas operators work more safely.

The TrainND workforce training program at Williston State College houses a full-sized drilling simulator used to train supervisor-level oil industry employees.


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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.