NobleAdvances® is a state-of-the-art training facility focused on delivering technical expertise and team development through advanced learning opportunities.

Since its creation in 2013, NobleAdvances has trained over 6,500 students in drilling, marine, and subsea skills for offshore drilling. Our 29,000 sq. ft. facility hosts 6 distinct simulator environments for students to experience. Originally built to develop members of Noble Drilling’s global fleet, NobleAdvances is staffed by top talent in technical and collaborative training techniques. Our goal is to streamline operations by eliminating inefficiencies in the drilling process, integrating down-hole technical skills with human factors, and the interconnectivity of marine and power management to the drilling process.

Unique to NobleAdvances is the interconnectivity between the simulators. This is highlighted in both our DWOS℠ and Integrated Operations exercises, where a full rig crew built of engineers, Dynamic Positioning Operators and drillers must work together to solve problems. Replicating an offshore rig, a failure in one support function has a dramatic impact on the simulation’s drilling performance and the team’s decision making.

We also offer a blend of classroom and experiential learning opportunities taught by industry leading professionals and IADC / IWCF Certified Instructors. Students can select anything from introductory level courses in Well Control to a hands-on Stuck Pipe Simulation in our conventional drilling simulator.


Since inception, NobleAdvances has integrated real world experience with technical knowledge to create hands-on learning in world-class drilling, marine and power management simulation suites.

NobleAdvances is staffed by top talent in technical and collaborative training techniques. Harnessing a culture of continual improvement, we’ve adapted our courses to real-world data from our fleet. We’ve expanded our offerings to the public because we believe that improving industry knowledge will make every operation more efficient.

NobleAdvances delivers both individual skill building courses and integrated learning programs to provide in-depth hands on learning for individuals. Our industry leading instructors offer a suite of courses in subsea, marine, power management, and drilling disciplines.

Leverage our state-of-the-art simulators for immersive training and collaboration:

  • Custom Well Simulations
  • Theater-Style Cyber Drilling Simulators
  • Full-Sized Conventional Drilling Simulators
  • Power Management & AVC Simulators
  • DP-3 Dynamic Positioning Simulators
  • Full-Motion Ballast Control Simulators
  • Knuckle and Lattice Boom Crane Simulators