2018 is well and truly underway and the WPTWA Board has been active in a broad range of areas, progressing a number of initiatives to further improve the effectiveness of the system. Behind the scenes there is typically a lot of work to do and I would like to thank all members of the Board and sub-committees for their tireless efforts and commitment to both the industry and the Wellsite system. It is through those efforts, and the diverse knowledge and experience they each bring, that WPTW has become the international standard for work planning and authorisation.

At this point I would particularly like to thank departing Board members Bart McGrath (Shell) and Jim Carr (Origin) for their respective contributions and enthusiasm over many years. Both have been highly active at Board and sub-committee level. On behalf of the WPTWA Board I want to thank them and to wish them well in their future endeavours.

The strength of a system like Wellsite is both in its responsiveness to the operational environments where it is used, and the understanding and skill of the people using it. Because of that we apply the principles of continual improvement to our training and support for members and end users.

The Association is developing new ways to streamline and enhance the training process, using feedback from trainees to improve course content and providing additional support, such as Infield Coaching and Verification of Competency tools for our member companies. We are also publishing articles on our web site to help clarify issues that present from time to time as well as support Wellsite being used in the most efficient and effective way possible.

You may have noticed that the Newsletter has been published on a new platform. This allows us to provide more relevant information to our members and users in a much more efficient way. You are receiving this Newsletter because you are on our Member Representative contact list. There is now also a WPTW Users Newsletter which is more geared to practical information on application of the System, as well as training tips, and occasional surveys with giveaways and prizes.

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The Wellsite Digital project is progressing and we are now finalizing the design concepts with developers. This is an exciting initiative and is intended to dramatically improve the efficiency of site operations. We will be seeking input from our members and intend to conduct some trials of the field app later in its development to encourage user feedback. The new system will be designed to work on remote sites, and integrated with the user training and certification process.

Once again, we have set ourselves a busy schedule for the year, aimed at improving system performance and enhancing value for our member organisations. We look forward to continuing to partner with you in further developing and refining of this important industry initiative.


Rob Wallace
Chair WPTW Association