IADC to develop KSAs for well-servicing positions

Posted on 11 September 2013

Mark Denkowski, VP of IADC's Accreditation and Credentialing Division, and Scott Maddox

Mark Denkowski, VP of IADC’s Accreditation and Credentialing Division, and Scott Maddox, director of IADC’s Drilling and Well Services Division, discussed the development of KSAs for the well servicing industry on 9 September.

The IADC Well Servicing Committee kicked off a project to develop KSAs for the well servicing industry on 9 September. “Ensuring employees are proficient in their job functions is the main goal of the Well Servicing Committee, and the KSA program for well servicing is one way to ensure that this is achievable. KSAs provide a set of minimum core competencies that employees should have before being hired or promoted,” said Scott Maddox, IADC director, Drilling and Well Services Division. “It is with these KSAs that industry will continue to move forward toward safer and more efficient operations.”

KSAs set forth competency benchmarks and provide a foundation of information for the industry to demonstrate the qualifications of their personnel.

A task group has been established to identify well servicing positions that require KSAs and will be responsible for developing core competencies for each. Mr Maddox is leading the group, with current participation from APITEQ, Occidental Oil and Gas, Pioneer and Guice Engineering. Plans to develop KSAs for coiled tubing, wire lines and trucking are also under consideration.

The well servicing KSAs are expected to be completed by mid- to late 2014. These will be added to the drilling KSAs IADC is also developing. These KSAs, which are scheduled to be completed later this year, have been categorized into onshore, offshore, subsea operations, marine operations, technical maintenance, QHSE/process and regulatory, procedures and facility management.

The well servicing group will hold its next meeting on 23 September in Houston. Industry is encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact Scott Maddox here.

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