IADC completes special audit of US-based WellCAP training providers
IADC recently mobilized a team of independent auditors to conduct a special round of audits of all US-based well control training providers for WellCAP. In view of events in the US Gulf of Mexico, IADC deemed it appropriate to go above and beyond the routinely scheduled audits to provide immediate verification that these WellCAP training providers are compliant with WellCAP standards and criteria and to their individual accredited plans.
This goal was accomplished with the assistance of seven auditors who completed 40 audits, from Louisiana to Anchorage, Alaska, in a six-week period. The last of the US providers was audited on 28 July.
All training providers were found to be delivering the well control content, classroom activities, practical exercises and simulations as required. Training was being delivered by qualified WellCAP-approved instructors.
IADC will be making similar audit efforts outside the US this year.
Advisory panels set up for DIT, CAA programs
IADC recently established advisory panels for its two newest accreditation programs: Drilling Industry Training Accreditation System (DIT) and Competence Assurance Accreditation Program (CAA). The panels monitor adherence to accreditation criteria, approve providers/companies for accreditation, guide IADC staff in program administrative processes, and serve as an appeals or advisory body for other issues relevant to the accreditation programs. Each panel consists of five members. Please go online to www.DrillingContractor.org to see a list of panel members.