IADC SkillSTICK marks major advance in personal training management


Houston, 8 February, 2012 – The International Association of Drilling Contractors is pleased to introduce IADC SkillSTICK*, a groundbreaking training tool for the oil and natural gas drilling and completion industry. IADC SkillSTICK is a standardized, portable training management tool. The device can be used off line for training from preloaded coursework and as a stand-alone memory device. When an Internet connection is available, the IADC SkillSTICK serves as a conduit to upload information to an Internet-based repository. Developed by Houston-based Indaptive Technologies, Inc. of Houston, IADC SkillSTICK™ is a specially designed USB drive that allows workers to manage information and activities related to training performance anywhere in the world.

“The need for land or offshore employees to provide training certificates and licenses on demand, and to manage and take ownership of their own training needs has never been more greater,” remarked Mark Denkowski, Managing Director for IADC Accreditation & Certification. ”IADC SkillSTICK makes it easy.

“The IADC SkillSTICK provides a truly portable job performance management solution for the drilling and completion industry,” he explained. “IADC SkillSTICK delivers an effective solution that makes premium quality, fit-for-purpose eLearning available cost effectively to large work forces. And workers and companies operating in remote corners of the globe with unreliable Internet quality will appreciate the unique off-line capability that IADC SkillSTICK offers.”

IADC SkillSTICK consolidates training data and facilitates continuing education. The device:

  • Comes preloaded with the latest interactive multimedia electronic learning modules from multiple providers. Workers can access these courses off line, should an Internet connection be unreliable or nonexistent, situations that can exist at rig sites. When an Internet connection later becomes available, accumulated training data is automatically uploaded and synchronized with Indaptive Technologies’ web-based system SkillGRID*.
  • Presents workers with a list of training requirements and training activism for typical drilling-rig job functions;
  • Stores personal information, training certificates, licenses and other documents.

Visit www.SkillSTICK.com/IADC for more information or to place an order.

About IADC

IADC is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil-and-gas and geothermal drilling contractors worldwide. IADC’s contract-drilling members own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. IADC’s membership also includes oil-and-gas producers, and manufacturers and suppliers of oilfield equipment and services. Founded in 1940, IADC’s mission is to improve industry health, safety and environmental practices; advance drilling and completion technology; and champion responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound drilling operations worldwide. IADC holds Accredited Observer status at the International Maritime Organization and the International Seabed Authority, specialized agencies of the United Nations. The Association is a leader in developing standards for industry training, notably its Well Control Accreditation Program (WellCAP)® and rig-floor orientation program, RIG PASS®. IADC is headquartered in Houston and has offices in Washington D.C., the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as chapters in the UK, Brazil, Australasia, South Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and across the United States. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.

About Indaptive Technologies, Inc.

Indaptive Technologies, Inc. and its affiliated companies offer both technology and eLearning content solutions for the petroleum industry. Indaptive specializes in the deployment and management of eLearning content in extreme global work environments. Multi-language technical drilling training content is offered through its affiliate, PetroED (www.petroed.com). PetroEd uses the latest multimedia technology and instructional techniques to present complex technical processes and deliver engaging user experiences that resonate with users at all levels. Enterprise deployment options for medium to large corporations are available. For further information, contact: PetroEd, +1 713 461-5200, email: sales@petroed.com.

*SkillSTICK™ and SkillGRID™ are marks of Indaptive Technologies, Inc.