A Brief History

We have all recognised that Human Performance plays an important role in safety expectations and made significant strides in our own corporate initiatives. We have explored and adopted learnings and best practice from other industry sectors. We have all agreed that opportunities exist to further advance our efforts.

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Collectively, through facilitated discussions within the Well Control Institute (a subsidiary of IADC) and the subsequent IADC Human Performance in Well Control Workshop held in March 2019, the industry has explored the benefits of wide and consistent adoption of recognised Best Practices that integrate Human Performance into operational practices.

In July 2019, the WellsInMind Workgroup was established, launching a pilot website in conjunction
with an online Survey to consolidate industry requirements and aspirations. An inaugural Forum was hosted in Aberdeen in September to introduce the initiative with a number of specialists from a broad cross section of industry actively participating in an interactive workshop.

The output of this workshop delivered a range of themes and topics to be considered and pursued
as Workgroup Activities. Click here to read more.

With opportunities to explore and include broader industry activities and learnings, a more inclusive identity was developed to replace WellsInMind.

HPOG now represents this strategic intent and applicability beyond drilling. A global Steering Committee has been established and a membership program has now been launched to aid further activities.