The IWCF Level 3 Drilling Well Control course is essential training for those currently working in a role that is expected to shut-in a well. The course aims to reinforce and improve the candidate’s existing knowledge and appreciation of the various stages of shutting-in a well; from kick detection to shutting in the well, to monitoring once the well is shut in and monitoring the well-kill operation.
- Perform static and dynamic pressure calculations across a range of wellbore and formation conditions
- Calculate volumes and capacities for a range of drilling and tripping operations and calculate the effects on bottom-hole pressure during these operations
- Explain the effects of gas migration on wellbore pressures and calculate pressures along the wellbore using Boyle’s Law
- Describe the causes of kicks for on bottom and offbottom conditions
- Complete a kill sheet for vertical and deviated wells
- Specify the well control equipment requirements for surface and/or subsea operations
- Describe the principles underpinning the constant bottom hole pressure methods of well kill
- Using a simulator, identify a kick and shut a well in
- Essential geology
- Formation pressure and identifying increases in formation pressure
- Capacities and volumes
- Wellbore pressures
- Causes of kicks
- Kill sheets
- Well kill methods
- Well control equipment
The Level 3 (Driller) course is designed for anyone expected to shut-in a well, such as drillers and assistant drillers.
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 practical and written assessments will result in IWCF Level 3 certification which is valid for two years.