LONDON – International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has commissioned Oilennium Ltd., a Petrofac Training Services (PTS) company, to produce an online course to explain the life cycle of a well, with primary emphasis on well control.
The course is being designed to raise awareness of well control among those working in the global oil and gas industry, and those considering a career in the sector. IWCF plans to make it available free-of-charge on its website as part of this drive.
The online offering is the latest initiative in IWCF’s ongoing campaign to increase understanding of what triggers well control incidents, their impact, and how such incidents can be prevented. The course is based on recommendations from the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) in the wake of the Macondo tragedy.
The new Well Control course is scheduled to be completed in 4Q 2014.