Pre-IWCF Well Control

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Course Information

This short course is intended for anyone requiring a better understanding of Well Control theory, equipment and procedures. It is also intended as preparation for an IWCF certification course

To equip delegates with sound basic knowledge and understanding of safe Drilling Well Control practises for both surface and sub sea operations.

Candidates should fully appreciate the full extent of the topics including calculations as a requirement prior to attending an IWCF DWC Combined Supervisors certification course.

Subsea Engineers & Supervisors, Trainee Drilling Engineers, OIM’s, Barge Engineers, Mud Loggers, Cementing Engineers, M.P.D. Engineers, shore based personnel involved in operations and anyone requiring a better understanding of Well Control theory, equipment and procedures or requiring

preparation for an IWCF certification course.

Well control management

Origins of pressure

DWC calculations

Primary well control

Dynamic wellbore pressures

Causes of kicks

Kick warning signs

Shut-in procedures

Well control methods

Surface blowout well control equipment

Sub sea blowout well control equipment

Sub sea control systems (indirect hydraulic)

Diverting shallow gas kicks

Handling on-bottom kicks

Handling off-bottom kicks

Downhole and equipment problems during well control

Simulator Exercises

Candidates will be engaged in classroom exercises and daily take home exercise (relating to both surface and sub sea topics). Delegates will constantly be assessed during the course and performance forwarded to sponsor company. There is a final two part written assessment conducted on day five.

Continuing Professional Development

35 HOURS CPD