The aim of the IWCF Level 2 Drilling Well Control course is to provide candidates with an understanding of the features of drilling a well and the fundamental principles involved in maintaining well control.
The Level 2 course is designed for candidates currently working in roles which may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx. Level 2 Drilling Well Control training and certification is recommended for those working in roles such as Roughneck, Derrickman, Barge Engineer, BOP/Subsea Engineer, Mud Logger or Wellsite Drilling Data Engineer, and many others.
- Understand the geological implications & summarisethe process involved in constructing a well
- Identify the causes, warning signs, indicators and hazards associated with an influx
- Describe the procedure for securing the well and then removing an influx
- Complete all relevant oilfield calculations
- List the main features, functions and purposes of well control equipment
- Explain the concepts of the barrier envelope and the management of risk
- Describe the principles underpinning the constant bottom hole pressure methods of well kill
- Using a simulator, identify a kick and shut a well in
- Well Control Concepts
- Casing and Cementing
- Kill Sheet and Pre-Recorded Data
- Mud and the Mud Weight Window
- Causes of Kicks
- Abnormal Pressure Warning Signs
- Kick Indicators
- Shut-in Procedures and Verification
- Well Control Methods
- Well Control Equipment Tests
- Well Control Drills
- Risk Management
Interactive Dialogue, Group Discussions, Case Studies and Exercises.
Candidates may select either “Combined” (Surface & Subsea) or “Surface Only” BOP Stack certification. Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above in all IWCF written assessments will result in IWCF Level 2 certification which is valid for five years.