IWCF Drilling Well Control L3&4 (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.


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

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