This paper presents a range of initiatives undertaken in the areas of competence, training, and human factors. Following a number of drilling incidents, the industry has targeted aspects of human performance in the areas of training, competence, and human factors in the well-control environment. Competence management in drilling operations traditionally has focused on technical aspects of an activity, and, while being technically competent is essential, experience from other industries has shown that further benefits can be realized by including additional focus on nontechnical skills.
Broadening training to include nontechnical skills can enhance safety and operational performance at the worksite in a team environment, particularly when decisions crucial to preventing or mitigating a major incident must be taken against the background of an environment that is constantly changing.
Another important element within the management systems of exploration and production organisations relates to the ability to learn from events. An industry reporting system for well-control incidents (WCIs) allows identification of areas where further industry guidance may be warranted or enhancements to training are justified.
Four primary focus areas are presented in this paper:
This paper presents work that has been conducted to benefit the drilling industry in each of these areas.
Find the paper on the HSE Technical Discipline Page free for a limited time.
Don't miss our latest HSE content, delivered to your inbox twice monthly. Sign up for the HSE Now newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.
23 May 2019
- Moscow, Russia
Exchange state-of-the-art knowledge in HSE and its applicability in the Russian environment.
23 - 24 Apr 2019
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Be ahead of the curve
17 - 19 Mar 2020
- Bogotá, Colombia
Call for papers open
7 Jun 2019
- London, United Kingdom
An introduction to Coalbed Methane from a basic understanding through to exploration, appraisal and development of the resource.
16 - 18 Oct 2019
- Baku, Azerbaijan
Submit your paper
HSE Now is a source for news and technical information affecting the health, safety, security, environment, and social responsibility discipline of the upstream oil and gas industry.
©2003-2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers, All Rights Reserved.