It’s a plan that just makes sense. You wouldn’t want equipment on rigs that isn’t up to safety standards, so why would you want people who aren’t properly prepared to go to work.
The International Association of Drilling Contractors has launched its Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Competencies Program. The plan is to help ensure rig crews meet a designated level of competency. This will also support the industry in its push for zero incidents on sites.
Phase one of the KSA, which is what has been implemented, looked at more than six dozen rig based positions. Phase two is examining both well servicing and Company Man.
The Vice President of IADC Accreditation and Credentialing Division, Mark Denkowski, says “We will continuously update the database to ensure that the competencies keep pace with technology and changes in the industry and invite industry comments on how we may be able to improve our the database.”
(source: Drilling Contractor)