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UL’s petroleum engineering department recognized by International Association of Drilling Contractors

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 15:33:23-05

LAFAYETTE – The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now an accredited WellSharp Well Control provider.

Since the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon event, strict regulatory assessment standards were put in place worldwide.

The department satisfied the regulatory requirements for well control instruction and has been awarded the title by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). Department spokesman Randy Andres says their program is the only in the nation, if not the world, to achieve this status.

Andres says the department was also recognized for “providing the finest drilling education in the nation.”

Find the published WellSharp accredited training providers here.