International Well Control Forum to host Aberdeen workshop next month

Dave Price, the chief exec of the International Well Control Forum
Dave Price, the chief exec of the International Well Control Forum

International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has announced a workshop and networking event for Aberdeen next month ahead of Offshore Well Intervention Europe 2015.

The event will take place on Tuesday April 14, and will focus on the best practices for global safety, new initiatives that are being launched to drive up well control competency, and operators, contractors and service companies will be on hand to explain how to get more involved.

David Price, the chief executive of IWCF said: “Whilst progress is being made in improving global well control competency following high profile blow out incidents, as an industry we 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.”

Price will be speaking at the event, which will be hosting other speakers such as George Galloway, chair of the Well Intervention Tax Force and Steve Redgrave, chair of the IWCF’s UK Branch and rotary trilling task force lead.

The workshop will take place between 4pm and 8pm at the Hilton Treetops in Aberdeen, and is free to all IWCF members.