On 4-5 December, IADC staff were invited presenters at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston. Mark Denkowski, IADC Vice President Accreditation Operations presented, “Advances in Well Control Training: A Leap Forward in Content, Retention, and Data-Driven Analysis”. He talked about IADC’s goal to create a system that will provide the tools necessary to ensure that personnel with well control responsibilities retain and enhance the knowledge necessary to maintain well control, in order to offer tools and content to mitigate knowledge decay and new content that will support continuous learning.
IADC’s Brooke Polk, Director, Program Development & Technology, presentation, “Addressing CRM Through Safety-Related Training and Industry Collaboration” focused on how industry is collaboratively developing WellSharp Plus, which is a position-specific team and scenario-based well control course that integrates nontechnical and technical knowledge and skills needed in complex well control situations. She also discussed the best ways to equip well control instructors to deliver this type of training.