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OG-W 135 - IWCF Drilling Well Control Certification Preparation Level 3 - Drillers

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-W 135 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 135 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This programme is designed for people in critical well control positions on drilling installations as well as onshore roles. The standards in the syllabus are based on the practical skills and knowledge required for level 3. Performance criteria have been developed for each of the standards contained in the syllabus. 

This course is only a preparation for the IWCF certification. The fee does not include practical and written assessments. Certification application is to be done by the participants. 

Course Objectives

  • To understand the need for well control training and assessment.
  • To understand what hydrostatic pressure is
  • To understand well barrier philosophy in drilling and workover operations
  • To know what is meant by the term kick warning sign.
  • To understand pressure losses around a circulating system

Who Should Attend?

  • Drillers 
  • Engineers 


Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Well Control
  • Barrier Concept.
  • Risk Management.
  • Causes of kicks

Day 2

  • Kill Warning Signs and Indicators
  • Circulating Systems
  • Fracture Pressure and Maximum Surface pressure
  • Influx Characteristics and Behaviour

Day 3

  • Shut In Procedures
  • Well Control Methods
  • Well Control during Casing and Cementing Operations
  • Well Control Management

Day 4

  • Choke Manifold and Chokes
  • Contingency Planning
  • Blowout Preventers
  • Associated Well Control Equipment

Day 5

  • Auxiliary Equipment
  • Barriers
  • Testing
  • BOP Control Systems