The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) will announce a new industry well control training program at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston on Wednesday, May 6.
The new WellSharp program represents a collaborative, industry-led effort to completely redefine well control training and assessment. According to IADC, the program emphasizes rigorous training for every person with well control responsibilities, whether office-based or rig-based. Trainees gain more in-depth knowledge, well-honed role-specific skills, and a greater confidence that they know what to do to prevent incidents or, in the unforeseen event of a well control incident, respond swiftly and appropriately.
Presenting the new training program will be Mark Denkowski, IADC Executive Vice President, Operational Integrity; Brooke Polk, IADC Competence and Learning Development Specialist; and Petar Radulovic, Director, Learning & Development, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
The press conference is slated for Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. in OTC Press Room 406-407, level 2, in the NRG Center.