New Miner Training

Check-6 Mining is conducting a New Miner Training in Minnesota for 4 new mining coaches.  We would like to welcome to the Mining Team: “Jethro”, “BillyD”, “Barney” and “Triple J”.  The training will be conducted concurrent with Performance coaching at a Cliffs Natural Resource mine.  Also in the picture are Thumper, Filthy, PX, Lawman, HoneyBadger, and Durk.


In Honor of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time when those in the U.S. honor our veteran
war dead.  It began three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, when the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It was decided that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30, because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.  The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across  the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant presiding over the ceremonies.


Wild Well Announces Joint Agreement with Check-6 to Develop the Next Generation of Well Control Training


Wild Well Announces Joint Agreement with Check-6 to Develop the Next Generation of Well Control Training

Houston, TX, May 5, 2014 – In a press conference during the Offshore Technology Conference, Wild Well announced a joint agreement with Check-6 to develop the next generation of well control training for the oil and gas industry. The partnership will result in a new standard of training by providing the industry with access to the most advanced computer based training and learning techniques available.

“Wild Well is dedicated to offering a well control training program that will elevate the job performance of industry professionals to prevent well control incidents. We are pleased to partner with Check-6, a leader in personnel training programs” said Bill Mahler, executive vice president and general manager of Wild Well. “Our companies have a shared philosophy that investing in personnel training makes the industry better, safer and more prepared in daily operations.”

The training partnership will focus on advancing well control training courses using methods designed for adult learning while incorporating new teaching and learning techniques in lecture, computer based training, and hands-on simulation exercises.

“Check-6 is pleased to be in this partnership,” said Yarko “JJ” Sos, CEO of Check-6, “Working in conjunction with Wild Well, we will be able to provide the industry with the most advanced well control program to maximize personnel knowledge and skills, ensuring proper recognition and response to operational challenges.”

Wild Well has four decades of well control and blowout response experience. The company responds to 80 percent of all well control incidents globally. “We are certainly best-known for our blowout response, but we also are the industry leader in well control training,” said Bill Mahler. Wild Well currently certifies 11,000 industry professionals each year in well control.

About Wild Well As industry leaders in firefighting and well control, Wild Well leads the response in taking on and solving the most challenging oil and gas incidents. Whenever the integrity of the wellbore or operation is in jeopardy, Wild Well responds quickly with the experienced personnel and specialized equipment. Wild Well has successfully capped hundreds of wells in a range of environments and performed specialized capping operations under extreme conditions. Wild Well utilizes this extensive well control experience to provide the industry with the most advanced and practical well control training program. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and is a subsidiary of

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN).About Check-6 Check-6TM is an international solutions company which moves client enterprises from experience-based cultures to high reliability organizations via training and an integrated suite of products, services, and procedures. Check-6 coaches share the best practices learned in their previous military leadership careers to improve leadership, teamwork, and standardization within teams. Check-6 offers improved safety and operational efficiency through a standardized approach to job planning, briefing, and debriefing. These best practices are supported by a suite of unique software solutions that improve training and competency, job planning and JSA management.

For More Information Contact: Patti Green, Wild Well Control, Inc. +1.281.784.4700

Troy Kehoe, Check-6 Training Systems +1.817.378.8234

New Contractor Training in Santiago, Chile

Check-6 conducted new contractor training for five new Latin American coaches at the Check-6 LATAM SpA office in Santiago, Chile from 11-15 December 2013.  The training included two new Brazilian coaches and three new Chilean coaches.  “Koala”, “FN”, “Espada”, “Charlie” and “Fred” will be conducting operations in the Latin America and Mining regions.

NCT Class Santiago Group Foto



Check-6 LATAM Attends 2013 EXPO Capacitación

Rodrigo “Lobo” Lobo and Juan “SKUA” Squella represented Check-6 LATAM at the 2013 EXPO Capacitación in Santiago Chile from 14-15 November 2013.  The training EXPO is the first national training expo, which brought together the various stakeholders in the education and business training industries from within Chile.  Check-6 LATAM is a certified OTEC (an accredited training organization in Chile) and used this opportunity to showcase their training solutions as well as develop strategic alliances in order to increase the foundational talents and leadership skills of the Latin American workforce.


Check-6 Mining Conducts Training and Strategy Session

Check-6 Mining coaches and managers met during the week of 21-25 October to conduct training and strategy sessions. IT and Regional Sales Managers from across the Check-6 organization joined forces with mining coaches from Chile and the United States to conduct regional training as well as to review the 2014 Mining strategy. The week included the initial training of two new mining coaches, Rich “Daddy” Goodwyn and Dave “Diamond” Horton, and one new regional account manager, Megan “Rodeo” King. Also present during the week were “Madi” Palmer and “Preacher” Rauch, who provided JPS training and quality personal perspectives.

Mining Training

Check-6 Debrief in Vietnam

Check-6 Debrief in Vietnam

A slice from the circle of life:  a picture from a debrief session during our coaching hitch on the Naga 2 off the coast of Vietnam. Check-6 Coach Freddy “Rabbit” Warren was conducting the debrief on the drill floor after crews set the packer.  The rig is owned by UMW Petropipe/Singapore Drilling.Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 6.21.51 AM

Check-6 Training Systems VP Troy Kehoe Guest Lecturer at NASA

Check-6 Training Systems VP Troy Kehoe Guest Lecturer at NASA

Check6-Port2012-0006Troy “Korn” Kehoe, VP of Product Development for Check-6 Training Systems, will be the guest lecturer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Tuesday, September 24.  “Korn” will be speaking on “The Endless War on Human Error,” at NASA’s 2013 Guest Lecture Series.  “Korn” proudly served as a USMC AV-8B Harrier pilot, flew commercially for American Airlines, and helped develop the training system for the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Randy “Durk” Duhrkopf with the Pineville WV VFD

Randy “Durk” Duhrkopf with the Pineville WV VFD

Randy “Durk” Duhrkopf with the Pineville WV VFD where he gave a short presentation on 25 July and entertained questions about Check-6 and the U.S. military.

Along with the volunteer fire fighters, in attendance were youngsters from the community who had the opportunity to connect with “Durk”. Those in attendance at this impromptu meeting enjoyed the interaction and it was apparent to “Durk” that they are also extremely proud of their community and their VFD. As “Durk” puts it, “as they should be, this validates the reason for serving this great nation. They deserve our protection!!”

Randy “Durk” Duhrkopf is a coach with Check-6 Mining, a Division of Check-6, Inc.

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