OTC 2014: Wild Well and Check-6 to develop next-generation well control training
At OTC, Wild Well announced a joint agreement with Check-6 to develop the next generation of well control training for the oil and gas industry.
HOUSTON –At OTC, Wild Well announced a joint agreement with Check-6 to develop the next generation of well control training for the oil and gas industry. The partnership will result in a new standard of training by providing the industry with access to the most advanced computer-based training and learning techniques available.
“Wild Well is dedicated to offering a well control training program that will elevate the job performance of industry professionals to prevent well control incidents,” said Bill Mahler, executive vice president and general manager of Wild Well. “We are pleased to partner with Check-6, a leader in personnel training programs. Our companies have a shared philosophy that investing in personnel training makes the industry better, safer and more prepared in daily operations.”
The training partnership will focus on advancing well control training courses using methods designed for adult learning while incorporating new teaching and learning techniques in lecture, computer-based training, and hands-on simulation exercises.
Yarko “JJ” Sos, CEO of Check-6, said, “Working in conjunction with Wild Well, we will be able to provide the industry with the most advanced well control program to maximize personnel knowledge and skills, ensuring proper recognition and response to operational challenges.”
Wild Well has four decades of well control and blowout response experience, and responds to 80% of all well control incidents globally. The company currently certifies 11,000 industry professionals each year in well control.
Check-6 is an international solutions company that moves client enterprises from experience-based cultures to high-reliability organizations via training and an integrated suite of products, services, and procedures.