DrillingContractor.org and IADC produce high-interest Virtual Panel Discussions featuring expert panelists on the critical issues confronting the well-construction industry.
Click the links below to access each webinar.
Archived Virtual Panel Discussions (VPDs)
“Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer”
Learn how to accelerate your time to competence for green drilling engineers. “How to Build a Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer” explains what a performance-ready technical professional must know in today’s high-activity industry, and best practices to accelerate competency.
This timely webinar includes a practical example of bringing a young engineer up to speed for a specific problem. The scenario includes possible outcomes, risks and avoiding near misses. Competency maps are also tied into the scenario.
The three highly qualified participants are:
- Ron Hinn, PetroSkills vice president of training;
- Bruce G Kitchel, chief drilling and completions engineer, Gulf Coast Business Unit, Conoco Phillips
- James Bobo, ConocoPhillips principal drilling engineer (ret.) and well construction discipline manager, PetroSkills.
Sponsored by: PetroSkills
“API Standard 53″
Watch an exclusive webinar explaining how the new API Standard 53, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, is changing how the oil and gas industry installs, inspects, maintains, tests and operates BOP equipment.
This webcast is drawn from a panel discussion originally held at the 2013 IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas, held in Galveston, Texas, during August.
Frank Gallander, Chevron, who led the API 53 task force, and Cameron’s Mel Whitby, a major participant in the effort, explain changes in the new standard and answer questions on how it will affect industry — and what will remain the same.
Sponsored by: Cameron
“IADC Competency Webinar”
The approximately 60-minute webinar seeks to clear the confusion on what competence is, outlines benefits of employing a competent workforce and, finally, shares tips on organizing a competence-assurance system.
Three expert panelists are featured:
- John Tustin, Petrofac operations director of competence solutions;
- Malcolm Duncan, Lloyd’s Register competency manager, and;
- Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director of program development.
Mark Denkowski, IADC VP of accreditation and credentialing, moderates.
Sponsored by: Lloyd’s Register