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IADC WellSharp® Plus Program
WellSharp® Plus is a training accreditation program that fully integrates human factors (i.e., crew resource management) into technical well control training for experienced drilling personnel. The primary goals of this new model of delivering well control training are as follows:
- to reduce the potential for human error
- to address the more complex, less common well control scenarios
- to improve critical thinking (problem-solving) skills
- to improve knowledge retention and transfer
- to contribute to the competence of personnel during drilling operations
WellSharp® Plus encourages participation among multiple levels of decision makers, including drillers, toolpushers, drilling superintendents, operations engineers, rig superintendents, rig managers, and other qualified personnel. The program utilizes a facilitated-learning approach to content delivery in order achieve the goals of improving critical thinking, knowledge retention, and knowledge transfer/application.
About The Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The format for a WellSharp® Plus course comprises problem-solving through teamwork in which the participants fulfill the different the roles needed to make up a rig crew: driller, assistance driller, supervisor (toolpusher, company man), and other positions. The course uses case studies and simulation to deliver content and to provide the instructors with an opportunity to observe and assess the human factors and technical skills in order to guide a debriefing session following each case study.
Participants must have taken and passed an “upper-level” WellSharp® course in the previous 2 years and then must meet a higher standard in passing the WellSharp® exam immediately before beginning the course. The fundamentals of well control are an essential prerequisite for WellSharp® Plus because the technical content comprises only the more complex well control scenarios.
Beginning in 2017, a workgroup comprising course designers, human factors experts, and other stakeholders in the upstream O&G worked together to develop the human factors curriculum, program and course requirements, and a new “train-the-trainer” course for human factors instructors.
As part of their program-development process, the workgroup reviewed the human factors training and best practices from NASA, the US military, and from the airline, nuclear, and healthcare industries. They also considered ongoing efforts at organizations in the O&G industry, such as IOGP, SPE, API, and OESI. These organizations and others have been working to better understand the human element within the operational context, the causes of human error during drilling operations, and the nontechnical knowledge and skills required for maintaining safe, efficient operations.
How to Apply
Download and complete the Intent to Apply form and email to email@example.com.
You are eligible to apply to offer WellSharp® Plus as an alternative for any of the following courses for which you are WellSharp-accredited:
- Drilling Operations Driller course
- Drilling Operations Supervisor course
- Well Servicing Equipment Operator courses
- Well Servicing Oil & Gas Operator Representative course
Once your Intent to Apply form is received, a link and password will be emailed to you, so you can access the proprietary documents and forms you will need to build your program.