Well Control School Introduces System 21... the Only Interactive Well Control And Production Safety Systems Training Programs Approved by Minerals Management Service

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from RPC, Inc.

    NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Well Control School, a subsidiary of
 RPC, Inc. (NYSE:   RES), announced today their new product launch of System 21
 Well Control(TM) and Production Safety Systems Training.  These programs were
 developed to meet the new guidelines set by the Mineral Management Service
 (MMS) Subpart "O" Training regulations to ensure competency of personnel.
 System 21(TM) is the only interactive computer based training and
 certification system approved by the MMS for both Well Control and Production
 Safety Systems.
     As of October 15, 2002 the MMS will no longer accredit schools or other
 organizations for Well Control and Production Safety training and
 certification.  Instead, oil and gas companies will be held accountable for
 competency and skill assessment of employees and contractors.  This program
 satisfies the requirements mandated by the new federal regulations to develop
 a training plan, verify competency and frequency of oilfield training, and
 document and maintain records for both operator personnel and its contractors.
     System 21(TM) contains self-paced programs for both Well Control and
 Production Safety Systems.  This program is available and easily implemented
 at the rig site or platform, offices, in-house schools, or at any of the Well
 Control School training locations.  System 21(TM) helps to reduce overall
 training costs by as much as 50% by eliminating expenses for travel, hotel,
 meals, overtime and relief personnel.
     System 21 Well Control(TM) contains over 2,000 topics and skills offering
 the highest level of training, testing, simulation, and overall employee
 competence to the oil and gas industry.  Interactive tasks and role-playing
 familiarize learners with well control concepts, emphasizing correct procedure
 and teamwork.  Computer graphics dramatically depict downhole conditions such
 as deepwater or horizontal drilling.  As students complete each module, skill
 levels are recorded and progress reports are generated as the users work
 toward obtaining certification in Drilling, Well Completion / Workover, Well
 Servicing (Snubbing, Coiled Tubing, Wireline), and Subsea.
     The course content and reports generated by System 21(TM) also help
 companies conform to the standards set forth by ISO 9000 addressing training,
 record keeping and quality audits.
     WELL CONTROL SCHOOL, based in Harvey, Louisiana, is a leading provider of
 training and certification services to the worldwide oil industry.  These
 training services include conventional instructor led classroom training using
 full color training materials and hands-on simulation exercises and a full
 line of high-end interactive training products.
     Certain statements and information included in this press release
 constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements
 involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
 cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RPC to be materially
 different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
 implied in such forward-looking statements.  Additional discussion of factors
 that could cause the actual results to differ materially from management's
 projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in RPC's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
 
      For information contact:
      DENNISE SAUVAGE
      Well Control School
      2600 Moss Lane
      Harvey, LA 70058
      504-361-8282
 
      BEN PALMER
      RPC, Inc.
      2170 Piedmont Road
      Atlanta, GA 30324
      404-321-2140
 
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SOURCE RPC, Inc.
    NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Well Control School, a subsidiary of
 RPC, Inc. (NYSE:   RES), announced today their new product launch of System 21
 Well Control(TM) and Production Safety Systems Training.  These programs were
 developed to meet the new guidelines set by the Mineral Management Service
 (MMS) Subpart "O" Training regulations to ensure competency of personnel.
 System 21(TM) is the only interactive computer based training and
 certification system approved by the MMS for both Well Control and Production
 Safety Systems.
     As of October 15, 2002 the MMS will no longer accredit schools or other
 organizations for Well Control and Production Safety training and
 certification.  Instead, oil and gas companies will be held accountable for
 competency and skill assessment of employees and contractors.  This program
 satisfies the requirements mandated by the new federal regulations to develop
 a training plan, verify competency and frequency of oilfield training, and
 document and maintain records for both operator personnel and its contractors.
     System 21(TM) contains self-paced programs for both Well Control and
 Production Safety Systems.  This program is available and easily implemented
 at the rig site or platform, offices, in-house schools, or at any of the Well
 Control School training locations.  System 21(TM) helps to reduce overall
 training costs by as much as 50% by eliminating expenses for travel, hotel,
 meals, overtime and relief personnel.
     System 21 Well Control(TM) contains over 2,000 topics and skills offering
 the highest level of training, testing, simulation, and overall employee
 competence to the oil and gas industry.  Interactive tasks and role-playing
 familiarize learners with well control concepts, emphasizing correct procedure
 and teamwork.  Computer graphics dramatically depict downhole conditions such
 as deepwater or horizontal drilling.  As students complete each module, skill
 levels are recorded and progress reports are generated as the users work
 toward obtaining certification in Drilling, Well Completion / Workover, Well
 Servicing (Snubbing, Coiled Tubing, Wireline), and Subsea.
     The course content and reports generated by System 21(TM) also help
 companies conform to the standards set forth by ISO 9000 addressing training,
 record keeping and quality audits.
     WELL CONTROL SCHOOL, based in Harvey, Louisiana, is a leading provider of
 training and certification services to the worldwide oil industry.  These
 training services include conventional instructor led classroom training using
 full color training materials and hands-on simulation exercises and a full
 line of high-end interactive training products.
     Certain statements and information included in this press release
 constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements
 involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
 cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RPC to be materially
 different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
 implied in such forward-looking statements.  Additional discussion of factors
 that could cause the actual results to differ materially from management's
 projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in RPC's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
 
      For information contact:
      DENNISE SAUVAGE
      Well Control School
      2600 Moss Lane
      Harvey, LA 70058
      504-361-8282
 
      BEN PALMER
      RPC, Inc.
      2170 Piedmont Road
      Atlanta, GA 30324
      404-321-2140
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X32777850
 
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