International IWCF Certification is back again

Fundamental changes of our economy, which are closely connected with the globalization processes, undertake Ukrainian oil and gas companies to form significantly new requirements of the educational and qualification level of employees and their practical and professional competencies, which are the most important factors of professionalism and competitiveness of staff and company.

The real staff requirements of the world's leading oil and gas companies are met by certified specialists, who obtain their certificate at the international accredited institutions. Specialist’s international certificate indicates his or her highly qualified professional training, an independent verification of their educational knowledge, professional competence and professional suitability.
1More than 16 years, the Drilling Training Center (DTC) of the Institute of Second Masters Degree at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas has been providing the certification process according to the standards of the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) in Ukraine, working in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the IWCF headquarters. All this is due to unique simulation equipment – fleet of modern training simulators (full-scale DRILLSIM 5000 simulator and DrillSim-20 portable simulator), designed to model and perform technological operations during wells drilling in different conditions, as well as to train and monitor staff knowledge in drilling and well control in the case of fluid loss.

Since the beginning of international certification according to IWCF standards at IFNTUOG, specialists in management of drilling work from PJSC “Ukrnafta” have been systematically improving their professional level at the university's DTC.

2Thus, from April until July 2018, the employees of PJSC "Ukrnafta" - from the driller to the head of the drilling sector  studied at the DTC and gained knowledge in course "Prevention and elimination of fluid leaks”. It is worth noting that during the last year pandemic, thanks to the fact that the IWCF system is flexible and works primarily for people, it was possible to study and take exams remotely.

Today the certification returned to the university and specialists of PJSC “Ukrnafta” again appeared at our university.



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