Petroleum College International (PCI) is a commercial partnership with the University of Houston – Victoria (UHV). Our staff and administration comprised the core of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) at UHV until the partnership between PCI and UHV was formed in April of 2001.
The 2001 Partnership with UHV enabled PCI to continue the Well Control Training Program at UHV, which is one of the longest running well control training programs in the world. Well control training by PTI at UHV, was first established in January of 1981. Thousands of Drillers and Supervisors of Drilling and Work-over Operations, from all over the world, have attended training sessions through this internationally recognized organization. PCI has been able to leverage that experience and success, in order to deliver it from universities and colleges that are near major oil producing regions in the United States.
To deliver well control training in accordance with the highest expected industry and government standards, our program has been accredited by the US Minerals Management Service since 1982, then IADC WellCap in 1997. In fact, our Training Program was the seventh program (World Wide) to adopt the remarkable IADC WellCap Program.
In May of 2015, IADC replaced the WellCap Accreditation Program for Drilling Operations with WellSharpTM. PCI recognizes that WellSharpTM is now the highest measurable, individual competency standard offered in the world. As such, we have adopted the WellSharpTM Program and are in full compliance with the new standard.