IWCF Drilling Well Control L3&4 (Assessment only) BL English

To submit the understanding of well control techniques for surface or subsea BOP installations at driller level according to International Well Control Forum standards.


Principles And Procedures

  • Overview
  • Introduction to well control
  • Barriers
  • Risk management
  • Causes of kicks
  • Kick warning signs and kick indicators
  • Circulating system
  • Influx characteristics and behavior
  • Shut-in procedures
  • Well control methods
  • Well control during casing and cementing
  • Well control management
  • Contingency planning

Well Control Equipment

  • Blowout preventers (Bops)
  • Associated well control equipment
  • Choke manifolds and chokes
  • Auxiliary equipment
  • Testing
  • Bop control systems

Practical Simulation Exercise

To be able to:

  • Show the principles and procedures used in well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus
  • Use the equipment for well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus
  • Show that a well control situation can be mastered by use of simulator according to IWCF standards
  • Obtain sufficient knowledge about the course content to pass three written tests with minimum 70% score