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Cason Swindle, WCI: Impact of well control performance reverberates around the world

By Lauren Wolfson, editorial assistant An ardent lover of the arts and a professional acapella singer, Cason Swindle left his dreams of running an opera company fully behind when he decided to join his father’s training company in Lafayette, La., in 2008. This was not an easy decision, but because he was third-generation oilfield, the move actually felt as natural as going home. “In a sense, it was kind of coming home to my family roots,” said Mr Swindle, who was recently named Executive Director of the Well Control Institute (WCI). “It was a little bit of following in familial footsteps.” His passion for the arts had initially led him to complete a music degree from the University of Texas at Austin ...

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