The IWCF Level 4 Drilling Well Control course is essential training for those working in wellsite supervisory roles and for office-based personnel that are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process and/or well design. The course aims to build on Level 3 course content (including kick detection and shut-in) and focus on more complex aspects of well control and well kill methodology.
- Perform static & 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 &/or subsea operations
- Describe the principles underpinning the constant bottom hole pressure methods of well kill
- Using a simulator, determine the appropriate well kill method, direct the driller and successfully kill the well
- 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 4 (Supervisor) course is designed for anyone working in a supervisory role and involved in the well design and operational decision-making process of drilling, such as a Drilling Supervisor, Superintendent or Company Man, Tool Pusher, OIM, or Rig Manager.
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 4 certification which is valid for two years.