IADC’s accreditation department’s been busy in 2021. With the new initiatives for expanding WellSharp Live to all professionals to launching the KREW continuous-learning platform, IADC’s making it easier for the industry to get the education and training it needs.
Brooke Polk shared, “IADC is focused on retaining knowledge and skills learned in well control training and providing continuous learning in order to maintain certification. Through KREW, we are providing industry a way to expand knowledge based on operational need and new technology advancements. IADC’s WellSharp Advisory Panel is leading the way in shaping the future of well control training in the industry.”
As the official accrediting body of Basin United, IADC has developed its relationship with the safety orientation course being taught in the Permian Basin.
The product of a collaborative effort of the Basin United Operator group, IADC, Contractors, and Service Companies, Basin United has streamlined and standardized a more effective safety orientation and safety leadership course. Adding to that streamlining and standardization is the inclusion of a RigPass certification along with a Basin United certification.
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This recognition of RigPass certification by Basin United means trainees don’t need to duplicate efforts for safety orientation courses. The combined course offering of Basin United with RigPass also reduces duplicative training, streamlines data and training record entry into one system as well as reduces administrative cost for operators, contractors, and commercial training providers.
As Basin United was dialing in the final version of its safety course, IADC’s participation in the industry-led collaboration provided an opportunity for its forthcoming facelift for RigPass.
Steven Walker, Training and Compliance Advisor at Independence Contract Drilling, praised the alignment of the new curriculum with the culture at the onshore drilling contractor of safety being “not just a requirement but a responsibility”: