The Houston-based Energy Workforce and Technology Council announced on Sept. 13 the launch of the SecureWell: Well Control Certification Course, signaling the industry’s newly revitalized efforts to address the specifics of well control, operation, security, and safety.
SecureWell’s mission is to provide industry standards for effective equipment selection and purpose-drive practical well control training for cased hole applications. The certification course will serve as the premiere training program for well containment and control for cased hole well servicing. Designed to create a comprehensive base of knowledge and understanding, participants will be able to later bridge their knowledge to operations-specific training.
“The launch of SecureWell is the result of years of work by the Well Servicing Committee. Without their dedicated time, energy and technical expertise, this program would not be possible. There is no doubt that SecureWell will be an essential part of oil and gas training,” said Energy Workforce and Technology Council President Tim Tarpley.
SecureWell is the first industry training to teach proper selection, installation, and use of primary barriers when working in a live hydrocarbon environment. Unlike other programs of its kind, the SecureWell course requires both classroom training and hands-on practical field assessment and skills verification, giving participants a comprehensive knowledge of the cased hole well operations process.
“SecureWell is a groundbreaking program that will benefit both service companies and operators alike. Enhancing the safety and security of cased holes is critical to our growth as an industry. As the industry continues to innovate, defining best practices will help streamline processes and ensure the safety of the men and women working in the field. We are grateful to our membership for their dedication in seeing this program through from conception,” said Energy Workforce and Technology Council President Molly Determan.
SecureWell is created by well control and well servicing experts, including Axis Energy Services, Brigade Energy Services, C&J Well Services, ClearWell Dynamics, KeyEnergy Services, and Ranger Energy Services. Energy Workforce and Technology Council is leading the charge as we fill the current void in industry training.
Energy Workforce partner Vorenkamp Well Control Training holds upcoming courses in Odessa, Texas; Williston, N.D.; and Tyler, Texas.