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Oilennium to create well control eLearning course for IWCF

Oilfield Technology,

The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has retained the services of Oilennium™ Ltd., a Petrofac Training Services (PTS) company, to produce a new eLearning course to explain the lifecycle of a well, with primary emphasis on well control.

User-friendly well control course

The IWCF, which sets international training standards for well control, commissioned Oilennium to create the user-friendly course which will offer an engaging and informative overview of this topic. 

The course is being designed to raise awareness of well control amongst those working in the global oil and gas industry, and those considering a career in the sector. IWCF plans to make it available free-of-charge on its website as part of this drive. 

The online offering is the latest initiative in IWCF’s ongoing campaign to increase understanding of what triggers a well control incident, the impact and how such incidents can be prevented. It is based on specific recommendations made by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) in the wake of the Macondo tragedy.

Overview of the oil and gas well lifecycle

Utilising colourful 3D animation technology, voice-overs and striking visual images, the fully interactive course will open with an explanation as to how reservoirs are formed, which leads to an overview of the well lifecycle, from drilling to interventions. It also sheds light on potential hazards, methods of prevention and how kicks and blowouts are addressed by drawing upon actual incidents, such as Macondo and others. Upon completion of the course, the user will have a solid knowledge of the well life cycle, and basic well control. 

The new Well Control eLearning course is scheduled for completion in Q4, 2014.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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