Free Webinars!

These webinars have been a great success thus far! Stay tuned for more dates as well as more webinar topics!

History of Well Integrity

Hosted by Simon Sparke


This colorful, informative and highly practical FREE webinar, will explain how well integrity has become critically important to well operators globally and how available documentation is commonly used in managing the well operate phase.

Our webinar host, Simon Sparke, is a Well Integrity instructor with Well Academy. Simon has worked in the oil industry since 1978 and is the owner of International Well Integrity (IWI). He is an approved global trainer for SPE on well integrity and is also a guest lecturer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.


Principles of the U-Tube

Hosted by Richard Quick


Managing many drilling operations requires a good basic knowledge of the Principles of the U-Tube. Operations such as drilling ahead, tripping, slugging pipe, performing a leak off test, MPD, and virtually all of the well control procedures cannot be safely and competently supervised without these principles being understood. This webinar defines what a U-Tube is, how pressures at various locations of the U-Tube relate to each other and how knowledge of the U-Tube allows supervisors to predict, troubleshoot, and most importantly, keep the well under control.

Richard has thirty seven years of experience in drilling. He has held positions from roustabout to drilling superintendent, including four years as a well control instructor. Richard is previously retired from a major oil company where he was part of a well engineering process safety team. He is a certified IWCF & IADC well control instructor.