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 Rowan Drilling UK has become the first drilling contractor company to achieve full accreditation status for IADC’s Competence Assurance Accreditation Program. “Rowan’s competence program is now fully compliant with the accreditation criteria, thanks to the efforts of Jean-Francois Basse, training and competency manager for Rowan, and other Rowan staff,” said Brenda Kelly, IADC director of accreditation and certification.

Rowan is first to achieve full IADC Competence Assurance accreditation

When conditional accreditation was granted to Rowan in February 2008, IADC documented minor program non-conformities to be addressed before full accreditation could be granted. Program modifications were then made by Rowan and verified by IADC in follow-up site visits conducted in October and November 2008. Full accreditation was issued on 10 November 2008.

Rowan’s Competence Assurance accreditation applies to 16 rig positions and the personnel holding these positions who work in northern European waters. Positions accredited are roustabout, floorman, derrickman, crane operator, assistant driller, driller, tourpusher, offshore installation manager, materialsman, barge engineer, motorman, mechanic, electrician, welder, radio operator and medic.

IADC Competence Assurance accreditation assures that training programs meet accepted practices to develop and ensure the skills of their personnel.

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