Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin ERD has become world leader in the design and delivery of horizontal extended reach and complex high angle wells.

Completing over 240 projects including major multi-well extended reach projects in 40 countries from feasibility studies to problem reviews, sharing the latest techniques to extend existing drilling reach, reduce rig upgrade requirements, deliver dependable hole cleaning, avoid wellbore instability and lost circulation. Our highly skilled team of ERD Advisors provide operations support training, advice and coaching to crews at the rig site to ensure that programs and procedures developed by the office-based teams are adhered to in the field. They also provide assurance that systems accurately record data, track trends and develop the safeguards to avoid problems before they occur.

Having built industry leading know-how and expertise, part of our value offering to clients is our ability to share this knowledge and deliver world class training to high performing teams globally. Our expert trainers are senior members of our engineering team who will share their hard-won knowledge gained from working on the world’s most complex drilling projects. Our training programmes cover a wide range of topics which are equally applicable to standard deviated wells.

Merlin also offer deepwater training. Deepwater environments are extremely challenging, increasingly complex and introduce many additional risks. These courses will ensure you are trained to identify and mitigate these risks, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to plan and drill potentially high-risk wells.

By investing in Merlin training, you will be supporting alignment of your operations team with the very best industry practice, to ensure project plans are always successful and project value is maximised.

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90% of business is repeat or recommendation

Over 3500 delegates trained worldwide

Courses are taught by engineers for engineers


Professional Training
Oil & Gas
Well Construction & Drilling Length Price Location Reviews
3 Day Deepwater Drilling Training Courses Online 3 days From 1,695 GBP Multiple (4)
ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course 3 days From 2,295 GBP Multiple (6)
5.0 (3)
Corporate Training for Teams
Oil & Gas
Well Construction & Drilling
3 Day Deepwater Drilling Training Courses 3 days Multiple (2)
ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Course 3 days Multiple (2)
5.0 (2)

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Why choose Merlin ERD Ltd

Educating key drilling personnel in the very latest high angle, complex and extended reach (ERD) drilling practices is essential to identify the critical success factors to reduce drilling risk, time and cost.

Our industry leading training course is taught by engineers who share their knowledge and hard-won experience of what it takes to successfully drill and complete some of the world’s most challenging wells.

Our course material is continually updated with real life case studies highlighting the challenges you will face whilst drilling these wells and how to solve them.

Awards & Accreditations

The queen's award 

Enterprise: International Trade (2016)

Best small company

Society of Petroleum Engineers 

Key authors 

IADC Manual 


Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

This course has been on my bucket list for a long time. The instructors clearly know what they’re talking about and that only comes from the expert practical knowledge of the topics we covered during the course.
Wilem B
This course focusses on complex & ERD wells but the drilling practices taught can be applied to all wells, all engineers will benefit from attending a course like this.
Ewan G
As a Completions Supervisor, the entire course was fantastic and gave me very valuable information, learning, and knowledge.

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Merlin ERD Ltd

Merlin House
Necessity Brae
PH2 0PF Perth

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