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IWCF launches well intervention event to showcase new initiatives to improve global safety

01 April 2015

The UK branch of the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is to host a workshop and networking reception in Aberdeen ahead of Offshore Well Intervention Europe 2015. The event on Tuesday 14th April will focus on global safety best practice and new initiatives that are being launched to drive up well control competency. 

David Price, CEO of IWCF
David Price, CEO of IWCF

Operators, contractors and service companies will hear about UK branch activities and ways to get more involved.

Speakers include David Price, CEO of IWCF, George Galloway, Well Intervention Task Force Chair and Steve Redgrave, UK Branch Chair and Rotary Drilling Task Force Lead.

The workshop will include presentations on:
•  How IWCF’s  five levels of training will be deployed to industry
•  The Well Intervention Task Force and how this new group is approaching key industry challenges
•  A Q&A session with the Rotary Drilling and Well Intervention Task Forces

Offshore Well Intervention Europe 2015 is being held in partnership with IWCF on April 15 - 16 at the Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen. The event is focused on maximising North Sea intervention efficiency. More than 300 industry leaders including oil and gas operators, regulators, vessel owners and other stakeholders are expected to attend the conference to tackle the priority knowledge and technology gaps associated with mature field well intervention.

David Price, CEO of IWCF said: “Whilst progress is being made in improving global well control competency following high profile blow out incidents, as an industry we still need to do more to tackle both the technical and human behaviour aspects associated with well control training.

The workshop aims to bring together our members with the wider industry to debate and discuss progress and current challenges and hear how they can get more involved in our UK branch.”

IWCF is the independent, not-for-profit organisation, which sets international training standards for well control.

The workshop and networking reception runs from 4pm – 8pm at the Hilton Treetops and is free to all premium pass holders and IWCF members.


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