Workshop Looks at Human Factors’ Role in Well-Control Incidents

A workshop examining “Effective Learning From Incidents” is planned in advance of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)/Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition. The SPE/ICoTA preconference workshop is scheduled for 14 November at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen. This 1-day interactive workshop will examine completion/workover/intervention well-control incidents and explore closely a number of key aspects, including what human factors played a part in the well-control incident.  

Industry statics substantiate the claim that more than 50% of well-control events happen after the well has been drilled and more than 70% can be attributed to some form of human or organizational factor. This event has the aim of bringing oil and gas operator engineers, service providers, equipment manufacturers, and health, safety, and environment professionals together to explore, share knowledge, and break down the barriers of learning from incidents.

For young engineers starting out in the petroleum industry, an essential part of their training should be to know and understand what can go wrong and the effect their well design and program can have on those tasked with the execution. Working together can provide a chance of designing out future incidents.

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