Collaboration aims to develop well control training

Offshore staff

LONDON Lloyd’s Register Energy’s Training Academy and The Well Academy are collaborating to develop a new enhanced training program for well control certification.

Jeroen Bergevoet, Academy training manager and technical knowledge manager for Lloyd’s Register Energy, said: “Training your staff is vital for safe, competitive, and sustainable drilling operations. Our delegates will be trained to use the very latest technologies, and also will be given complete insight in to the criticality of human factors in well operations, which can be overlooked when operators are under pressure and time constraints.”

Courses will offer delegates an advanced participative experience in well control certification training and well control equipment training, with classroom and case studies complimenting workgroup sessions. Training will be offered with simulators to give delegates “hands-on” scenario training using well control equipment.

Courses are designed to reduce expensive travel and accommodation costs. The main cost saving for industry is that the well control certification training and well control equipment training are now delivered in a one-week program, whereas in the past these were two separate programs. This saves mobilization and accommodation costs, and training time of rig crews.

Ivo Nijhuis, director of The Well Academy said: “We are dedicated to offering team based training with advanced well control theory and equipment modules delivered in an interactive manner for both surface and subsea rig operations.

“Using crew resource management concepts, the teams will use simulated sessions to demonstrate their procedural competency in dealing with well control equipment failures.”

The first course is anticipated to be ready in December 2015.


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