This paper will examine to what extent policy convergence with relation to well control is occurring in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The inspiration of this comparative analysis is based on a panel discussion held at the IADC 1995 Asia Pacific Well Control Conference held in Jakarta, and for which the author was the moderator.

The study will examine present well control training, its development, and future institutional development in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The development of well control training guidelines in the Asia-Pacific Region will also be examined in the context of international development, i.e. IADC's WellCAP programme, IWCF, and bilateral developments in Asian-Pacific countries.

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