IWCF Launches Online Well Life Cycle Course

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The International Well Control Forum announced Wednesday that it is getting ready to launch a new online awareness course focusing on the life cycle of wells, with a particular emphasis on well control.

The free e-learning course is aimed at everyone working in the oil and gas industry as well as those planning on entering the sector. It will be available on the IWCF's Web site before the end of the year after the organization commissioned new content and the building of an interactive online program.

The course is designed to support the IWCF's drive to increase understanding of how well control events can occur and their consequences and prevention methods following the recommendations from the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) after the Macondo disaster.

IWCF CEO David Price commented in a statement:

"Introducing free basic awareness training is in direct response to some of the recommendations made by OGP following the Macondo incident as we believe that it will help to increase basic well competency and offshore safety.

"We would urge anyone with an interest in the oil and gas industry from university students to people working in onshore roles to get involved as it will give a lot of interesting insights into how we can all work together to make the offshore environment a safer place to work."


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Alan Fortune | Jul. 30, 2014
WHY!!! university students to people working in onshore roles. ALL people in the industry should be encouraged to participate and learn. Remember, the majority of people doing the physical work are NOT university trained.


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