Wild Well, Check-6 to develop next-gen well control training

Posted on 05 May 2014

Wild Well Control and Check-6 have announced a joint agreement to develop the next generation of well control training for the oil and gas industry. The partnership will result in a new standard of training by providing the industry with access to the most advanced computer-based training and learning techniques available, the companies stated in a press conference today at OTC.

“Wild Well is dedicated to offering a well control training program that will elevate the job performance of industry professionals to prevent well control incidents. We are pleased to partner with Check-6, a leader in personnel training programs,” said Bill Mahler, Executive VP and General Manager of Wild Well. “Our companies have a shared philosophy that investing in personnel training makes the industry better, safer and more prepared in daily operations.”

The training partnership will focus on advancing well control training courses using methods designed for adult learning while incorporating new teaching and learning techniques in lecture, computer-based training and hands-on simulation exercises.

“Check-6 is pleased to be in this partnership,” Check-6 CEO Yarko “JJ” Sos said. “Working in conjunction with Wild Well, we will be able to provide the industry with the most advanced well control program to maximize personnel knowledge and skills, ensuring proper recognition and response to operational challenges.”

Wild Well has four decades of well control and blowout response experience. The company responds to 80 percent of all well control incidents globally. “We are certainly best-known for our blowout response, but we also are the industry leader in well control training,” Mr Mahler said.

Wild Well currently certifies 11,000 industry professionals each year in well control.

 

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