Weatherford Canada Drilling Services Facility Gains API Q2 Certification

May 31, 2016
Nisku Facility Recognized for Quality Management

HOUSTON, May 31, 2016 – Weatherford International plc announced today that the Weatherford drilling services facility in Nisku, Alberta, Canada, received API Specification Q2 certification. To gain certification, a facility must demonstrate a robust quality management system that assures personnel competency, risk assessment, contingency planning and other key elements.

The Nisku facility is the second Weatherford facility in Canada to achieve this certification, following a Weatherford-Canada Partnership facility in Paradise, Newfoundland, certified last year.

“This certification validates the success of our service-quality and risk-mitigation programs, which are driven internally by our Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS),” said John Raine, vice president of quality, health, safety, security and environment (QHSSE) at Weatherford.

“API Q2 certification is a high bar of achievement,” said David Reed, region vice president, Canada, at Weatherford. “We were able to meet this challenge because of our strong culture of safety, quality and teamwork, as well as the implementation of OEPS.”

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 100 countries and has a network of approximately 1,100 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 33,100 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

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