Course Overview


Stuck Pipe Prevention (SPP) is critical to reducing costly non Productive Time (NPT). Ensuring that personnel are aware of risk indicators, mechanisms and prevention strategies that can be a massive cost saver.

We provide training for the prevention of the causes of stuck pipe, Wellbore instability, loss circulation and other forms of NPT.

Our course is delivered by our industry experienced training experts and culminates in a selection of practical simulator runs to embed learning with participants.

Who is this course for?

  • Drilling Superintendents, Engineers, and Supervisors 
  • Drillers and Assistant Drillers 
  • Rig Managers and Toolpushers 

Why choose Harness for IADC Stuck Pipe Prevention?

Harness believes in providing you with the best value for money and giving every student the highest quality of training. How do we do this? 
  • Simulation using the latest technology with both a conventional Brake and Cyberchair available to embed theoretical learning outcomes 
  • Harness employs a plethora of petroleum experts, engineers, and well respected industry professionals from all over the globe to take part in program development. This cross-pollination of practical and theoretical minds has led to the renowned courses that Harness delivers today. 
  • Our Stuck Pipe Prevention courses limited to small numbers to ensure greater 1-on-1 training with more practical time on the simulator 
  • With a true passion and focus on learning outcomes Harness Trainers have a global reputation when it comes to providing training. 


Learning Outcomes:

Learning Methods:

Harness Instructors

Harness instructors have been hand picked from a global stage and have successfully implemented a human factors approach to our programs. This approach to training has resulted in reduced anxiety levels, enhanced performance, greater retention and an overall positive learning experience throughout our courses. 

Video: Hear from Harness Stuck Pipe Prevention Trainer, Kevin Alcock, discussing situations in which his knowledge of stuck pipe prevention has helped him.

The mode of delivery for this course is face to face in a classroom environment as well as significant practical elements outside of the classroom. 

In the delivery of this course, our trainers focus on providing an individualised adult learning environment that considers the learner’s experience and employment history. 

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to real world tasks.

Learning materials provided include the Harness student handbook and participants will be advised in advance of attending the course if there are any materials to be provided by them.

The assessment for this course has been designed to assess the individual to the Australian Qualification Framework, relevant Training Package, Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. 

Course Content

Throughout the Harness course our trainers will cover off the below operations ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. 

Stuck Pipe Prevention covers: 
  • Wellbore stability and hole clearing 
  • Mechanical and geometric mechanisms 
  • Differential sticking 
  • Sticking and freeing forces - calculations 
  • Introduction to jars and accelerators 
  • Practical exercises utilising a full rig floor simulator 

Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email today to find out more!

You can view our terms and conditions and student handbook here before making a decision to train with us.