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IWCF well intervention event to turn heat on attendees

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The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is to host a workshop and networking reception, as a partner of the 3rd Offshore Well Intervention Europe conference, which will put attendees under pressure to test their well control skills.

The workshop event, on Tuesday 26th April at the Hilton Treetops in Aberdeen, will use state of the art simulators to run a series of pressure control exercises.  Attendees will have to make the right decisions with the added difficulty of competing in teams to see who can score the highest number of points across the challenges.

The workshop will provide an insight into industry best practice with presentations from speakers including Stefan Von der Heide, Balance Point Control, Rhona Flin, Robert Gordon University and Ruchir Shah, Learn to Drill covering subjects such as ‘Experience of well control during snubbing operations’, ‘Human factors for well control’ and ‘Worker training with low oil prices’.

The conference, which IWCF has partnered for the 2nd consecutive year, continues on 27th and 28th April with a host of key speakers from Halliburton, BG Group, Baker Hughes and Premier Oil.

The well intervention event focuses on wireline, snubbing and coiled tubing technologies and provides effective well intervention and plugging and abandonment (P&A) solutions. More than 300 industry leaders including oil and gas operators, regulators, vessel owners and other stakeholders are expected to attend the conference to discuss emerging technologies and techniques to provide valuable and effective intervention and P&A in the current market.

David Price, CEO of IWCF said: “The introduction of new pressure control training for the well intervention segment of the industry, such as the recent free online  Level-1 awareness course and Crew Resource Management programme (CRM), has made progress towards increasing overall well control competency and understanding of human factors. However, as the oil and gas industry introduces new intervention technologies there is still more that can be done to ensure pressure control training reflects the latest industry advances. This workshop will give IWCF members the opportunity to see first-hand how simulated and interactive learning is adding value to pressure control training to prevent blow-out incidents.”

The workshop and networking reception runs from 08.45-18.00 at the Hilton Treetops and is free to all premium pass holders and IWCF members.

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Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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