The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is demonstrating its well training and accreditation capabilities at the oil & gas industry APPEA conference in Melbourne.
IWCF already has one Australian branch, and now plans to expand its presence by opening its first local office in the region. Expected to be ready by the end of Q2, the new office will be located in Brisbane and will support all 20 accredited centres in Australasia.
Professor Sheik Rahman, Director, National Drilling & Well Control Program at the School of Petroleum Engineering, University of New South Wales said: “IWCF opening an office in Brisbane is a great boost for the industry. As well as being of significant benefit to us in our daily operations, it demonstrates to operators that IWCF takes well control safety seriously. Over the years, IWCF has proven very responsive to the changing needs of the industry. It has developed its training courses to deliver a balance of theoretical and practical work and having support from a local office will ensure we can continue to offer the best service to our candidates.”
The Forum will be appointing a Brisbane-based Regional Manager for Australasia who will be responsible for managing and administering test sessions as well as supporting the centres with their day-to-day activities.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green