In 2014, Wild Well Control Inc. – a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services and a leader in fire fighting and well control – trained more than 13 000 students at its well control training centres throughout the US, UK and Middle East. The company has recently introduced its new well control training certification programme and will continue to offer IADC and IWCF well control certifications. The new programme which has been designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry by offering a selection of action-oriented well control training curricula – including both team and individual well control simulator exercises.
Providing skill-specific well control competencies
Whilst the new certification programme meets the standards of other well control certification programmes of its kind, it also further enhances its offerings by focusing on job-specific tasks that provide skill-specific competencies. This is achieved through the use of individualised computer simulations, team-based solution development for well control scenarios and student-driven discussions.
Moreover, the Wild Well programme offers instruction geared toward regional operations, providing a more efficient use of class time. Upon completing the programme, students earn a two-year well control certificate.
Upon request from either a student or company, Wild Well’s well control training certification programme is able to provide a competency report, based on performance during the individual simulator exercises. This report is useful as it can be forwarded to the company for their internal HR documentation and to identify additional training requirements if needed. In addition to an adult training methodology for skill evaluation, the competency report provides students with detailed feedback from completed simulator exercises.
Adapted from press release by David Bizley