Canadian Drilling School

Testimonials

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Course was very well presented and covered a lot of material. Everything was well explained. I feel very confident going into the exam.

Darcy Burns, Drilling Supervisor, DRB Oilfield Services Ltd., Kamloops

Enjoyed the course! Instruction was excellent...class size was great...facility was well located.

Mark Nicklom, Operations Manager, Regalis Petroleum Limited, Chad

Edwin is very knowledgable in the subject matter and has developed the best IWCF course material I have seen during my career. Perfect class to obtain more knowledge in Well Control and to prepare to pass the IWCF exam. Highly recommended.

Ali Hooshmandkoochi, Senior Well Engineer, Shell Canada, British Columbia

All the classes I attended at Canadian Drilling School were taught in a professional manner...the best well control school I have been to.

Trent Broderick, Drilling Engineer, Apache Corporation, Montana

Great instructor that focuses on teaching material instead of presenting like many other drilling schools. I will be recommending Edwin’s courses to all colleagues and co-workers.

Steve Pendree, Managed Pressure Drilling Supervisor, Managed Pressure Operations, Ultra Deepwater -Brazil

Excellent course and well taught. Learned many new approaches. Looking forward to applying them in the field.
I left (the IWCF course) with a good understanding of all objectives.

Adam Kalich, Drilling Engineer, Apache Corporation, Texas

Good to have facilities and instructors that fully understand real-world applications of learned concepts.

Doug Spencer, Senior DSV

A very well organized course with concepts explained in detail. Excellent learning tools to tackle tricky test questions.
Well organized homework and textbook will provide for future reference.

Sean Bruce-Hayes, Wellsite Supervisor, Consultant to Shell Canada

Instructor is very knowledgeable and does a good job of passing it on so we can understand.

Lloyd McFaul, DSV

Well presented with an easy reading and learning guide to well control. It was good to have an experienced instructor.
A great course without negative issues...I'll be back in two years.

Neil Bourque, Drilling Supervisor / Toolpusher, Australia and Canada

Most in-depth IWCF course I've done yet. Most others just teach to the test materials.

Dennis Grant, Toolpusher, Seadrill, Angola

I have taken the IWCF Surface and Subsea Supervisor course since its inception at various venues around the world. This course was the best so far.

Duane Badry, Surface and Subsea Drilling Supervisor, Niko Resources, Iraq

Would recommend this course!

Richard Block, Drilling Supervisor, Papua New Guinea

My IWCF experience at CDS was extremely beneficial and would recommend it to my colleagues and friends in the business, thanks Ed and CDS for your professionalism in every way and for caring

Adel Henniche, Drilling Engineering Team Leader, OMV E&P ( Kurdistan).

Very good instruction. Makes learning comfortable and easy. Instructor gave me a lot of confidence, both in him and myself.

Luke Edwards, Driller, Savanna Energy

Very well presented course.

Ryan White, Vice President, Drilling and Completions, Chinook Energy Inc

Found the course very informative: information was in the easiest manner to learn. Thanks for the help.

Robert (Tony) Burns, Driller, Savannah Drilling (IWCF Supervisor Level)

Excellent, well taught course.

Robert Justinick, Drilling Consultant, Mesa Creek Oilfield Consulting

Edwin was a great instructor and I will recommend coworkers take this course.

Doug Cooper, Driller, Seadrill Deepwater Units, Singapore

This course was much better than at ****** [name withheld] where I had previously taken IWCF training.

Mike Wojcichowsky, Drilling Manager, Talisman Energy

It is always to my benefit to re-certify [as an assessor] with different course presenters. I learn from their styles, experiences, knowledge, and ways of presenting concepts. I have had more than a few "Aha!" moments with CDS and can honestly say they are at the top of their league. I look forward to continued education with CDS.

R. Paul Comeau, IWCF Assessor

I came to this course with little knowledge of the subject matter. The instructor's clarity, class material, and homework were invaluable...Excellent course...would highly recommend!

Jamal Dayen, Drilling Engineer, Shell Canada Ltd

Great course! Material covered prepared me well for the exams.

Craig Warr, Talisman Energy Real Time Center

Review of homework questions was helpful in clearly explaining difficult new concepts. Patient...took extra time to explain questions in detail...made sure everyone understood concepts before proceeding to new material.

Neil Kenny, Drilling Engineer, Shell Canada Ltd

Edwin taught the course in a way to not only help you pass the exams, but you truly understood the criteria. The simulator was the best I have worked on in Canada.

Jason Bourgeault, Kencana Marine Drilling

...Edwin was able to clarify problems in a way that was easy to understand...really enjoyed the course and got lots out of the simulator time.

Rick Malcolm, Drilling Supervisor, Shell Canada

Would recommend this course for all drilling people from Driller and above to obtain a decent knowledge on well control.

Ali Hooshmandkoochi, Drilling Engineer, Shell

Instructor was very knowledgeable and communicated clearly with the class. I found new ways of doing things, and it seemed that all the subjects were covered in class. I would recommend to anyone to take this course here. Edwin is knowledgeable in a manner that can be understood.

Dan Joughin, Toolpusher, COSL

School was great...instructor was very helpful and stopped to explain any little detail that wasn’t fully understood. ..would come back to this school again.

Nicholas MacLeod, Subsea Supervisor Ticket, Seadrill International

The course was excellent...very good drawings. The instruction and flow was very good.

Dee Muralidharan, Drilling Engineer, Shell Canada

Good explanation to questions...always a direct answer...I will be back when it is time to renew my IWCF.

Gilbert Nicolay, Subsea Drilling Foreman

Well recommended course. This is my first time taking IWCF and it was very informative.

Shane Skeoch, Drilling Supervisor, Skeoch Consulting Ltd

Really enjoyed the course. This was the third time I have taken IWCF (Supervisor Level Subsea) and this was the best taught. I left the course feeling prepared for the exams.

Michael Boake ,Toolpusher, Noble Drilling Brazil

Excellent course...the best I have attended yet. Highly recommended.

Steven Campbell, Global Consulting, Middle East

The third day was very rigorous…instructor had an excellent grasp of the course material…small class size allowed for individual attention for each student and gave more practice time on the simulator.

Saad Khan Drilling Engineer, Shell Canada

Excellent learning environment. I will be definitely coming back for more training...I will be recommending Canadian Drilling School.

Bradley Cherniwchan, Seadrill International, Angola

Instruction was excellent...good focus on theory and principles. Best test well simulation I have ever done...excellent focus on leadership and organizational skills...very well laid out...easy to understand format...class flowed well with great review questions.

Chad Neifer , Drilling Supervisor, ConnocoPhillips (Pajak Engineering)

[Ed note: Congratulations to Chad for getting 99% on your P&P!]

Overall, I felt the class was well done. The instructor showed a vast knowledge of the material and did a very good job covering it...the extra time on the simulator to review was definitely a bonus with regard to understanding the concepts.

Brian Hardy, Maersk, Gulf of Mexico

...time well spent...Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Richard Block , Drilling Superintendent / Drilling Supervisor

The instructor [Edwin] has excellent knowledge and experience. I simply couldn't find any question I asked without an answer...I highly recommend the center with this specific instructor.

Raid Attir, Well Engineer, Schlumberger IPM, Rumaila Oilfield

...best IWCF course that I've attended in six years...excellent student-instructor ratio

Graham Nowell, Drilling Foreman NDSV, Iraq

• Knowledgeable instruction • Focused on teaching the class • Started on time • Good personal attention • Well organized course • Good course material • Definitely would take this course again if required

Peter Mercier, Drilling Manager, Pajak Engineering, Trinidad

Sincerely appreciated Edwin's approach and patience. I certainly have picked up some new ideas and increased my overall understanding...thank you again for myself and fellow students for your ability to balance the understanding of Well Control concepts with familiarizing us with IWCF's objectives.

Tim Meadows, Subsea Drilling Supervisor/Drilling Superintendent, EmiTime

Good course with definite benefit…will return for the advanced well control course.

Scott MacDonald, Drilling Manager, Talisman Energy

Good course with definite benefit…will return for the advanced well control course.

Scott MacDonald, Drilling Manager, Talisman Energy

Training center well set up...long overdue for people who want to take IWCF in "Oiflield Units" ...friendly, comfortable environment ...enjoyable and educational

Vic Moore, Drilling Foreman, Caspian

Will suggest that [my fellow] Petroleum Engineering graduates take this course

P. Uviama, Petroleum Engineer

Well done! Very challenging...liked the class rooms.

V. Haler, Drilling and Workover Supervisor

Great course, great hospitality from CDS....Awsome job...I learned a lot.

K. Hamaliuk, Drilling and Workover Supervisor

Very Good...will recommend to friends...got new ideas and approaches.

Jordan St Dennis, Toolpusher, Seadrill International