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New contract for Loddon training specialist Oilennium

PUBLISHED: 11:45 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:45 02 September 2014

Kevin Keable, boss of Oilennium. Photo: Angela Sharpe.

Kevin Keable, boss of Oilennium. Photo: Angela Sharpe.

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A Loddon-based specialist in training services for the oil and gas industry has won a major new eLearning contract.

Oilennium, based in Little Money Road, has been commissioned by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), which sets international training standards for well control, to produce a course to explain the life cycle of a well, with primary emphasis on well control.

The eLearning course is being designed for people working in the industry, and those considering a career in the sector. IWCF plans to make it available free on its website as part of this drive.

It is the latest initiative in IWCF’s ongoing campaign to increase understanding of what triggers a well control incident, the impact and how such incidents can be prevented.

Kevin Keable, managing director of Oilennium, which has recently doubled the size of its Loddon HQ and now employs 44 people globally, said: “Given that the course will be made available worldwide by IWCF and will play a key role in helping IWCF to improve safety globally, it must provide a highly compelling and effective learning experience.

“In view of this, we are extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with IWCF on this project. It demonstrates the confidence that they have in us to produce a course that will not only educate participants about the life cycle, but drive home the importance of proper well control and how critical it is.”

Using colourful 3D animation technology, voice-overs and striking visual images, the fully interactive course will open with an explanation as to how reservoirs are formed, and lead on to an overview of the well life cycle, from drilling to interventions.

Founded in 1992 by oil and gas operators, the IWCF is an independent, not for profit organisation with elected representatives and a global network of branches, representing the entire industry.

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