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Companies Announce Joint Venture to Provide Well Control Training Opportunities

August 8, 2016-Safety Management Systems, LLC., a division of Acadian, and Smith Mason & Co have teamed up to provide well control training in Houston, Texas. The courses, led by Smith Mason & Co instructors, will be held at Safety Management Systems’ Houston training facility.

“This partnership of Smith Mason & Co’s well control training and our major emergency management training under one roof provides us a unique, synergistic opportunity,” said Marc Pretorius, Safety Management Systems Houston training manager.

“The biggest major emergency management scenarios in drilling and completion operations are well control issues. By providing these courses in the same location, under the direction of our experienced instructors, we can offer our customers a well-rounded training solution in the hub of the oil & gas industry,” said Randy Smith, Smith Mason & Co founder.

The well control training courses offered include International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellSharp Well Control, WellCAP Well Servicing Well Control , International Well Control Forum (IWCF) Drilling and Well Intervention Well Control, Stuck Pipe Prevention, Smith Mason Advanced Well Control, Training to Reduce Unscheduled Events, Drilling Practices, High Pressure High Temperature, Drilling Well Optimization Process, Leadership through Horsemanship, and Behavioral Based Safety.

Other courses offered by Safety Management Systems in Houston include Major Emergency Management Initial Response, Offshore Installation Managers Controlling Emergencies, IADC Rig Pass, Qualitative Fit Testing, Defensive Driving, and Medic First Aid.

A full training schedule can be found at, and courses can be scheduled by calling Smith Mason & Co’s scheduling specialist at 855-766-3635.

Safety Management Systems is one of the largest health, safety, environmental, medical, security and training service companies in the United States.

Smith Mason & Co provides a full range of premium-quality well control training courses and specialty programs for high risk industries and leading oil and gas operators and drilling contractors worldwide.


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The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

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