Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Intertek’s First Abu Dhabi Technical and Safety Training centre receives accreditation from IWCF - 15/07/2015

Intertek’s First Abu Dhabi Technical and Safety Training centre receives accreditation from IWCF 

Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, today announced that its first technical and safety training centre for oil and gas companies, located in Abu Dhabi, has received accreditation from the International Well Control Forum (IWCF). The centre will offer a variety of courses accredited by specialised global institutions such as, IWCF, UK and the International Association of Drilling Controls (IADC), USA. Well Control certifications are mandatory for all drilling professionals and are renewable every two years.  
The new centre will offer more than 30 different types of courses, and certifications will be facilitated by top regional and international experienced instructors. The broad range of standard and tailor-made training solutions are delivered through instructor-led training, team playing sessions, personal and group competence assurance schemes, as well as ‘at site’ coaching programmes, to prepare the trainees for drilling and safety procedures. The centre is equipped with two state-of-the art simulators that allow trainees to experience real-life well control situations. Moreover, all course materials are specially developed by Intertek’s technical team using advanced adult-learning methodologies, and are used across the company’s international training network. The first course “IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control” is open for registration and will take place on 26th July 2015.

Hussain Al- Atrakchi, Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, who said: “The new Abu Dhabi Training Centre represents a significant step for Intertek in delivering high quality training to meet the demands of both offshore and onshore operations across the Emirates and the region. It also creates a tremendous opportunity to leverage the overall skillsets and competencies of industry workforce, and allows them to keep their knowledge and certification up-to-date. The centre will bring the best quality training and instructors, offering advanced know-how and knowledge transfer for the oil & gas upstream and downstream professionals in the UAE and across the GCC region.”

Islam Abdallah, Consulting and Training General Manager for the Gulf countries, added: "The oil and gas field is a very challenging industry, and the new training facility is built to meet the clients’ ever-changing and complex training, coaching, and competency assessment needs. The centre will deliver Well Control, Drilling, Technical and Safety courses continuously throughout the year to match the customers’ demands. We will also cater to our clients’ requests for tailor-made consulting and training solutions".

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