Secure your spot in one of our upcoming Solids Control Education Courses!


In-Person | Derrick Facility

How it works:

Derrick’s Educational Facility in Houston, Texas is an ideal place to receive fully immersive solids control training. Upon registration confirmation, guests will receive a welcome email along with information for booking travel accommodations, proper attire, class times, weather and a brief emergency questionnaire. A typical course for oilfield personnel will last four to five days. Each day will consist of a variety of activities and onsite locations to address different learning styles. We promise to provide plenty of hands-on experiences. Whether it’s in our technology integrated classroom, separation laboratory, or state-of-the-art equipment plant, we assure that all attendees will gain the knowledge they need to maximize performance at the jobsite. At Derrick, we also strive to make every guest feel comfortable during their visit. Breakfast, snacks, beverages, and lunch are provided daily.  At the end of the course, a certificate of achievement will be issued along with educational resource material for on-the-job concerns.

In-Person | Offsite Location

How it works:

Offsite Learning refers to Derrick’s commitment to bring the best solids control education to your site or a convenient location. Options include:

  • One to three-hour custom mini course delivered by our instructors in your company’s building.
  • One to three-day large group seminar at a hotel, convention center, auditorium, etc.
  • One-day jobsite specific education where our instructors work directly with your personnel onsite.

An Audio-Visual Equipment questionnaire is attached to the registration form. Upon completion and confirmation, contact will be made to begin collaboration on the learning opportunity. Derrick instructors travel with all the necessary learning material and aim to provide as much engagement and hands-on learning as possible to help every attendee be successful.

Virtual Education Courses

How it works:

Derrick offers Virtual Learning as an option to avoid the difficulty of travel. Our platforms include Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Live, and Zoom. Utilizing high quality graphics, modern presentation styles, discussion forums, and online learning activities, Derrick Instructors will deliver a one to three-hour course customized to your needs. Virtual Learning can be a fantastic opportunity to allow multiple countries, companies, or job titles to easily join for a common goal. Upon registration and confirmation, communication will begin regarding time and virtual platform guidance.

Hybrid Education Courses

How it works:

There are often situations where there is plenty of interests in specific areas of education and training, but time away from current projects may not allow it. Derrick fully understands this conflict and will work with you or your team to customize a course tailored to your schedule and interest. Options include:

  • Shortened courses to spotlight certain subject matter.
  • Lunch & Learns.
  • Virtual Demonstrations.
  • Quick reference videos for service & maintenance.

Information given within these types of courses will be brief and to the point. Best practices and recommendations will be highlighted for immediate learning take aways.




“The training project was really exciting from the standpoint of all parties involved. It was good that participants were permanently engaged. The quiz thing was brilliant and appreciated by all attendants.

Before we parted I spoke with several regional managers. They were impressed with the training material and with the team spirit. There were no doubts that the first step was made to cover thousands of miles and it was mentioned that it was made in the right direction.”

Moscow Russia

"Dear Matt,

I want to share my appreciation for your role in the generous support for the PERTT Lab and its students by Derrick Corporation. Your donation of oilfield equipment and supplies helps our students receive a top-tier, hands-on education in petroleum engineering.

Because of your gift, the future LSU Engineer is better equipped to go forth and make a difference in the world. Thank you for expressing your confidence in LSU through this generous gift."

Geaux Tigers!

Robert M. Stuart Jr.
LSU Foundation President and CEO

 “A big “Thank You” from Drilling Mud Direct.  The Workshop was a big success yesterday.  We get better and better each time we do one of these. We truly value having you guys as partners. This education effort is important, needed and a good business development tool.”

Clint Pitman
Drilling Mud Direct
Englewood, CO

 “The information and knowledge shared during the class was extremely beneficial. Matt, Ainsley, and the entire Derrick team did a great job!”

Cale Haas
Valence Operating

“I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for providing Solids Control Training this week for our Product Support Team and modifying the content to accommodate our specific needs and time constraints. The feedback I have received from the Product Support Team has been overwhelmingly positive, everyone felt that the information and content covered will benefit them in their ongoing business development efforts.

I look forward to working with you formulating a strategic and logical progression for future training.”

Producers Supply Company, Inc.
Waynesburg, PA

“Thank you for setting up the tour for us and the Aramco interns. We really appreciate your taking the time away from other work to spend the day with us and teach our engineering interns about drilling fluids cleaning equipment. Several of our interns are very interested in careers in drilling, and they have not had a chance to get on real operations. Seeing the equipment in use—and especially changing the screens—was tremendously valuable for them.”

Keith Rappold, Technology Coordination Chief
Aramco Service Company

“On behalf of TTC & LA Tech, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to each of you for the time and expense which you invested in our students and the future of our industry. I appreciate the cooperation you had with Saleh, my assistant, in getting the schedule and other details worked. I regret that I could not be there due to international TTC commitments. When Saleh & I designed this course, there were several unique objectives that we wanted to accomplish. We wanted it to be a trenchless project that involved microtunneling (MT), and we wanted to use this opportunity to get industry involved. The MT seminars were great. This allowed the students to learn from industry leaders and experts. Also, the 2-day field trip was a tremendous learning experience.

On May 6, the students made their final presentation to our CET IAB and many other attendees. It was a big deal. The IAB had to conduct a formal evaluation. Several IAB members stated that the presentations were the best ever. I contribute this success to your involvement. The seminars and the field trip develop a high degree of confidence in the students which showed that they had mastered the subject matter. They could answer the questions. 

Several of these students have expressed interest in making the TT industry their career.”

Tom Iseley, Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M. ASCE
CETF Professor, Civil Engineering
Director, Trenchless Technology Center
Louisiana Tech University

“I would like to personally thank you, the Derrick Equipment Company and Mr. Matthew Wiggins, for allowing us the opportunity to visit and tour your facility in Houston today.

I and Well Completion Technology had the honor of escorting Mr. Kenjiro Kawano with the Kanto Natural Gas Development Company, Ltd. In Chiba-Ken, Japan and Mr. Tim Searby, a sophomore petroleum engineering student at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas to your Houston office.

I must say the visit was most pleasant and professionally conducted from the time we walked into the building until the time we departed two hours later. I also should say that Matt made an excellent presentation about the history of Derrick Equipment Company and its sister companies in addition to giving us the “cook tour” of the warehouse and testing platform out back. However, we didn’t stay too long (30 minutes) on the shakers and centrifuge. July 1st, yes sir it was plenty warm out there but it did come pretty close to simulating an actual drilling rig operation, temperature wise, out in West Texas!

But seriously and technically speaking, a very well done and informative presentation by all your staff. I know for fact that Mr. Kawano and Mr. Searby will have Derrick Equipment Company featured in their well designs and drilling programs for years to come.

Again, thank you and very well done.”

John F. “Jay” Gilbert
Well Completion Technology
Houston, Texas

“I just wanted to thank you once again for your time and effort in organizing yesterday’s event. A lot of our students said that this was their favorite tour thus far, and that the educational aspect was very practical. I personally have a newfound appreciation for and interest in solids control equipment, especially shale shakers.

We’re very grateful for having you host our organization, thank you.”

Christian Arredondo
MS PE Student
Industry Liaison for AADE UH Student Chapter