FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- T H Hill Associates, a Bureau Veritas company, launched DS-1 ® Online, a new online channel by which to train the oil and gas industry on drillstring failure prevention. Developed by Oilennium, Ltd., a Petrofac company that provides eLearning training services to the oil and gas industry, DS-1 Online helps users learn through custom interactive scenarios how their actions can affect a drillstring. For example, one scenario requires the user to set the temperature at which a liquid penetrant inspection is conducted. If it is too high, the penetrant will dry instead of run into the crack; too cold and it becomes too thick to flow properly. As a result, the user learns how critical it is to maintain the correct ambient temperature. In addition, every user enrolled in DS-1 Online has access to regular live-streamed discussions with instructors who have not only worked in the drilling industry, but are qualified engineers. By hosting live online video discussions, trainees can ask questions to quickly clarify aspects of the course, and develop a more personal relationship with T H Hill experts. "DS-1 Online makes drillstring failure prevention training more accessible and affordable to the oil and gas industry," said Grant Petit, manager of corporate training, T H Hill. "We wanted to make certain that every user would get a new and exciting virtual learning experience from the comfort of their home or office, which is provided by the customized interactive scenarios and access to live discussions with instructors."