IADC makes every effort to minimize fraudulent certificates and unauthorized use of its accreditation program logos. When questions arise, however, the authenticity of training providers and certificates can be verified via IADC’s website or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. IADC encourages companies to communicate with employees about the potential for invalid certificates and the need to confirm accreditation status of training providers. IADC-accredited providers have passed rigorous quality checks and third-party audits to receive and maintain accreditation.
IADC recently launched the Subsea Competency Assessment Program to assess and verify knowledge and skills for subsea technicians. The requirements, guidelines and recommendations provide a clear pathway for credentialing subsea technicians. DC Associate Editor Stephen Whitfield (top left) recently spoke with Martin Carnie, Head of Well Control Equipment at Maersk Drilling (top right); Ricky Cummings, Principal Advisor Well Control Systems at Chevron (bottom left); and Brooke Polk, IADC Senior Director – Accreditation Operations (bottom right), to learn more about the new program. Click here to watch the video.
The IADC South Central Asia Chapter recently held a series of webinars on cyclone/hurricane preparedness and lessons learned. The webinars were organized in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae, which caused significant damage to upstream oil and gas operations offshore India and led to more than 100 fatalities in May.
More than 200 people attended the first webinar in the series on 17 August, “The Origins of Cyclones/Hurricanes, Preparedness and Forecasting Techniques.” ONGC’s C. Mathavan sponsored the event, with SCA Chapter Chairman O.P. Singh serving as the guest, along with Bill Read, Former Director of the US National Hurricane Center. Rashi Mandyal of MIT World Peace University and Vidhi Bhalodiya of PDEU University hosted the event.