IWCF Drilling Well Control - (Level 3)
International Well Control certificate level 3
This course is recommended for any role that is expected to shut-in a well. It will provide the understanding of well control techniques for surface or subsea BOP installations at driller level according to International Well Control Forum standards.
- Well control equipment
- API Recommended Practices and API Specifications
- Introduction to formation pressures and strengths
- Hydrostatic pressure
- Dynamic pressure
- Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD)
- Gas law and fluid behaviour
- Causes of kicks
- Kick indications
- Shut-in procedures
- Compensating for choke line friction
- Riser margin
- IWCF kill sheets for vertical wells
- Kill methods and kill problems
- Well control in deviated wells
- IWCF kill sheets for deviated to horizontal wells
- Exercise and IWCF practical test
- IWCF equipment test
- IWCF principles & procedures test
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 tests with minimum 70% score
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Participants must have a well control certificate, Level 2 or higher is required to sign up for Level 3.
Drillers, assistant drillers, Mudloggers and Mud engineers.
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