WELL CONTROL – LEVEL 2 (INTRODUCTORY)

DESCRIPTION:

The objective of this four-day course is to lay a solid foundation in well control. The U-Tube concept, gas laws, basic math skills, pressure basics, kick detection, kill sheet, drilling fluids, BOP equipment, shut-in procedures, and basic methods of well control are all covered. Candidates can sign up for either IWCF or IADC WellSharp certification.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Types of Drilling Rigs
  • Bottom Hole Pressure
  • Wellbore Fluids / Mud Gradient
  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Normal vs Abnormal Pressure Zones
  • U-Tube Principle
  • Causes of Kicks
  • Transition Zone Indicators
  • Kick Recognition
  • Gas Behaviour
  • Shallow Gas
  • Leak-Off Tests
  • Limits to Control Capability
  • Kill Sheets
  • Rig Circulating System
  • Drill String Basics
  • BOP Equipment
  • BOP Design Considerations
  • Subsea Considerations
  • Intro to Workover & Completions
  • METHODS:
    Lecture, exercises, workshops, tests, simulator, PowerPoint slides and discussion.

    Well Control Level 2 is designed for Roughnecks, shakerhands, roustabouts and any entry level rig crews.

    Please note: Succesful completion of this course awards participants with a Murchison Drilling School Introductory Level (IADC/IWCF Level 2 Certification)

    Re-certification: Required every 5 years.

    The Well Control Level 2 Course usually hosts a class size of 2-15 persons.

    Well Control Level 2 is a 3 day course.

    COURSE DATES 2018:

    JANUARY

    IADC | IWCF
    Wed 3rd – Fri 5th
    Mon 22nd – Wed 24th

    MARCH

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 26th – Wed 28th

    MAY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 28th – Wed 30th

    AUGUST

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 13th – Wed 15th

    NOVEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Thur 8th – Sat 10th

    DAILY SCHEDULE:

    Classes will begin at 7:30 A.M.
    On the final day of the course, students are finished testing by 4:00 P.M.

    IADC CANDIDATE NOTES:

    The IADC has an online WellSharp Practice Exam to help those trainees who have test anxiety and want to become more familiar with the process of taking an online WellSharp exam. Four exams are currently available: Driller-Surface Stack, Driller-Combination Stack, Supervisor-Surface Stack, and Supervisor-Combination Stack. For access to these exams, go to the website listed below. http://www.iadc.org/wellsharp/sample-wellsharp-exams/

    IWCF CANDIDATE NOTES:

    IWCF candidates must register for an account on FORUM. Once registered and approved by the IWCF, a candidate ID number will be issued. IWCF candidates will need their candidate ID before registering for a well control course. IWCF candidates can register on FORUM at IWCF.org.
    The IWCF requires IWCF testing centers to order the IWCF tests ten days prior to the exam date. Therefore, MDS requires all course participants to enroll at least one week prior to the first day of the class. Participants must indicate at the time of enrollment the following information: Type of Certification (Surface or Combined Surface/Subsea), Units of Measurement (API, Metric), and Language for written test. A valid form of identification must be presented on the day of the exam.

    REGISTRATION
    Interested in this course? Apply here.