Online academy launches with NORSOK D-010 well integrity courses

Source: press release, 8 September 2021

Add Energy Academy Chief Technical Officer, Terje Løkke-Sørensen
Add Energy Academy Chief Technical Officer, Terje Løkke-Sørensen (photo: Add Energy)

An international energy consultancy, training and software provider has launched a new e-training academy with a series of online well integrity courses.

The new online courses from the Add Energy Academy focus on developing skills to design, operate and manage the integrity of onshore and offshore oil and gas, carbon capture, and geothermal wells. They bring together some of the very best learning resources available, beginning with NORSOK D-010 well integrity training delivered by the company’s Chief Technical Officer and co-author of the world-class NORSOK D-010 well integrity standard, Terje Løkke-Sørensen.

The sessions cover well integrity principles from the well construction process, production, and well servicing operations, through to blowout contingency planning and operational shutdown criteria, and aim to minimise exposure to risk by enhancing team competence, ensuring compliance with a world-class standard, and maintaining safe operations. Learning is enhanced through real-life accounts, problem solving tasks and is verified through examination.

Strong demand is also anticipated in the renewable energy sector as companies seek to sharpen their knowledge around the use of well integrity assessments to decide if existing wells can be used for CO2 injection and storage or converted to geothermal wells.

Commenting on the news, Terje Løkke-Sørensen says, “Having successfully delivered this course in person around the world, it is time to make this crucial learning topic available in a way which fits current business conditions and decarbonisation ambitions. Removing geographical constraints by enabling online access on demand is the ideal way for us to share our valuable experience with as wide an audience as possible.”