Weatherford Rolls Out Risk Mgmt Online Learning

June 10, 2009 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

Oilennium, provider of oil and gas training programs, is rolling out a multilingual Risk Management training program developed for Weatherford International’s Drilling Hazard Mitigation Business Unit (DHM BU). Risk assessment of all drilling operations ensures that every precaution is taken before beginning a task and that every employee understands why work must be planned and that every effort must be taken to eliminate or reduce risk.

The new program offers an overview of Essential Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk Management (ORM). Its primary objectives are to introduce the learner to the principles of risk and the tools to manage risk. Available in English and Spanish, the program comprises six modules. It begins with an explanation of risk and how it can be measured. It then goes on to explain how risk is managed through administrative processes. Individual procedures are examined in detail to demonstrate where, when and how they should be used in the workplace. By the time the learner successfully completes the final module, he or she will understand the concept of risk, hazards and a risk matrix and will know how to evaluate risk and how levels of risk can be reduced.

Developed by Oilennium in cooperation with the QHSE department of Weatherford’s DHM BU, Weatherford has just rolled out the Risk Management program globally via Oilennium’s online Learning Management System. Every Weatherford DHM employee can now log in to undertake training relevant to their particular region, while managers monitor their individual progress.

“DHM employees over the last six years have benefited from meaningful and extremely effective risk management training,” said Adrian Houlbrook, Global QHSE Manager, Weatherford DHM. “With the recent global rollout of the program, every DHM employee around the world can take advantage of it using the company intranet, with significant benefits in terms of efficient delivery, cost reduction by eliminating the need for classroom presentations, and ease of monitoring using the Learning Management System,which makes it possible for supervisory staff to check progress. The fact that Oilennium managed to provide us with this valuable resource for a modest investment means that it is very cost-effective, which is critical in this economic environment.”

“The Risk Management program was a massive undertaking, especially in view of the fact that it is a very important and involved subject,” said Kevin Keable, Managing Director of Oilennium. “Only by working closely with Weatherford to develop their risk training requirements could we have achieved this global rollout so efficiently. The partnership approach we rely upon to develop training is a benchmark standard that ensures that we create exactly what the client needs.”

The course content was designed to be generic, and thus it has received much wider use within Weatherford than originally envisaged. It is now a pre-requisite for other classroom courses used as a component of induction training in some regions, and it is included in the Weatherford Competency system for both technicians and engineers. It was even nominated for the prestigious Chairman’s Award.

Looking ahead, the multilingual program is also being considered for use as a component of new hire inductions and for regional staff training.


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