I have worked for the Wellwise Group for the last 16 months and found them to be the best agency I have ever worked for.

Bernie Murphy
Slickline Supervisor

Wellwise are very quick to respond with any query I may have whether it is invoicing, flight times, location, meet and greet etc etc etc!! I can pick up the phone anytime and get the answer I am looking for.

Gary Duthie
Well Services Supervisor

Wellwise is a part of my life - I have worked with Wellwise since day one and have seen the company grow, as I have grown with them.

Paul Goodwin
Well Test Supervisor

Communication with operational management has become easy with access to them through the most professional, polite and cheery receptionists one possibly could hope to find on the other end of the phone.

Ian Kirkland
Well Test Supervisor

I have worked for the Wellwise Group for the best part of 14 years. I value the support that is always there; I value their friendship and I look forward to the future and what it will offer as Wellwise continues to expand.

Paul A. Goodwin
Well Test Supervisor

One of the main reasons I like working for Wellwise is the support you are given from the office. I receive a full job brief before travelling and they are always on the other end of the phone if you need anything day or night.

Bernard Murphy
Slickline Supervisor

As a consultant to any company, its difficult to grasp the workloads, efforts or agendas of the company, but with Wellwise, one gets the impression of proactivity, not only as a competitor in the agency world but as a company striving for professional respect amongst its clients.

Ian R. Kirkland
Well Test Supervisor

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Glenn Durrant
Wellwise Group Operations Manager

I have worked in Africa, Hungary, Poland, Israel, France, Holland, Aberdeen, and locally. These locations provided land work and offshore work, on HPHT gas & oil wells & H2S wells, for a variety of clients including Expro North Sea and Schlumberger.

Mark Cox
Well Test Supervisor

"I have always known about various consultancy agencies (having worked for a Client Company) but Wellwise always stood out."

Melissa Phillip-Sealy
Senior Data Acquisition Engineer

What's Happening with the BOSIET?

Nov 19, 2015

In the December 2014 issue of Tea Shack news, Step Change In Safety stated that the BOSIET course was under review and the inclusion of the Category-A EBS in the HUET course was the workgroup's main priority.  

There has been some frustration with the workforce about not including the Category-A EBS in water exercises, but the delay has been due to concerns regarding barotrauma risk (injury caused by a change in air pressure, which typically affects the ear and lungs).  There is a very small risk of this happening when breathing compressed air underwater. After extensive work by the OPITO/BOSIET/HUET/FOET Industry Workgroup (which took advice from medical professionals), it was believed that the risks could be controlled to as low as reasonably practical (ALARP) provided appropriate risk controls were put in place. 

Following discussions with OPITO, the International Association of Drilling Contractors, Oil & Gas UK, Step Change and the trades unions, it was agreed that Category A EBS training could be included in the HUET, subject to there being no inversion while using the new breathing system.  There will, however, be an inversion exercise using breath hold only. 

It is important to note that in-water HUET training using compressed air EBS equipment falls within the provisions of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, which requires those undertaking this type of training to undertake a full diving medical.  After consultation with the industry, the HSE has now issued an exemption which means delegates do not need to undertake this medical before training.  However, the HSE has specified further ear, nose, throat and respiratory health checks; in-pool chest depth limitations and incident recording requirements must also be met as a condition of the exemption. 

 

So what does this actually mean?

There are still a number of issues to address.  The Industry Workgroup will re-convene as soon as possible to discuss further requirements imposed by the conditions of the exemption, and to complete the review of the BOSIET/HUET/FOET standards with a target implementation date of 1st January 2016.