MAKING THE BEST BETTER BY RAISING THE BAR How do you take people who may be the absolute best at what they do and make them better? The answer is you start a course where most other courses end, with a crucial test. Without passing the test on day one you can’t take part in the rest of the course. Maersk Training and the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) see this as the way to drive the oil and gas industry to an even higher standard of safety and compliance.
he current top level is IWCF’s Level 4, to get on the new Enhanced Well Control course, the potential participant must have passed this twice with a minimum of 80% in all three tests. Then on day one of the course they do it again. Once passed, the participant enters a whole new learning experience, one that will push individual capabilities to previously unthought of heights through collaborative thinking. Maersk Training has been pushing educational boundaries for decades and is an industry leader in using simulation to create controllable reality,
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but this is the first time that they have opened up such a course to all drilling contractors. They believe that the best way to raise standards throughout the entire industry is to create a learning environment that can take the best learning practices from everyone. - There is no room for in-box thinking in this industry’ says Jan Olsen, Maersk Training’s chief drilling instructor. - People move from rig to rig and company to company, so raising the bar on standards is vital.
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I was talking to a senior driller who had worked for one company for 25 years and in that time had attended 20 Well Control courses. He was desperately looking for a way to stay fresh and motivated. This course will do it, and more. OPEN COURSE OPENS MINDS Beyond setting a higher standard for the current top level of well control certification, the new five-day course incorporates Crew Resource Management, responding to the fact that the initial trigger to many non-natural incidents lies in the actions of the individual. Globally
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