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Directive 037 Addendum: Well Control and Well Blowout Prevention Training

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Release Date: January 31, 2018
Released with Bulletin 2018-02.

Purpose of this Directive

This addendum modifies requirements in Directive 037: Service Rig Inspection Manual for well control and well blowout prevention training to allow industry some flexibility in selecting training providers while continuing to ensure public safety.

The AER now recognizes Energy Safety Canada (the successor of Enform), the International Well Control Forum, and the International Association of Drilling Contractors as adequate training providers in well control and well blowout prevention. An equivalent organization may also be adequate, with AER approval.

If there are inconsistencies between the requirements in Directive 037 and this addendum, the requirements in this addendum take precedence until they are incorporated into Directive 037.


see also Directive 037: Service Rig Inspection Manual