WELL CONTROL – LEVEL 3 (DRILLER)

DESCRIPTION:

The objective of this five-day course is to teach well control competency to drillers and others requiring a Level 3 Driller certification. A secondary objective is to prepare participants for the IWCF well control exams. Certification is given for Surface or Combined Surface and Subsea. BOP equipment, kick detection, shut-in procedures, kill sheets, and methods of well control are taught. The simulator work in the course focuses on detecting kicks, and closing in the well, and handling an assortment of simulated problems.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • U-Tube
  • Shoe Pressure Case Study
  • API Rules
  • Kill Sheets
  • Simulator Workshops
  • Well Control Principles
  • Limitations to Control Capability
  • Salt Water Flows
  • Mud Considerations
  • Well Control Drills
  • Shallow Gas
  • Diverting
  • Causes of Abnormal Pressure
  • Transition Zone Indicators
  • Well Control Problems & Solutions
  • BOPE & Accumulator Considerations
  • Subsea Well Control Considerations
  • Tripping Practices Related to Well Control
  • METHODS:

    Lecture, exercises, workshops, tests, simulator practice, PowerPoint slides and discussion.

    Well Control Level 3 is designed for Toolpushers, OIMs, Wellsite Supervisors, Superintendents, and Engineers.

    Please Note: Successful completion of this course awards participants with a Murchison Driller Level (IADC or IWCF Level 3 Certification).

    Re-certification: Required every two years

    The Well Control Level 3 Course usually hosts a class size of 2-15 persons.

    Well Control Level 3 is a 5 day course.

    COURSE DATES 2018:

    JANUARY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 8th – Fri 12th

    FEBRUARY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 5th – Fri 9th

    MARCH

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 5th – Fri 9th

    APRIL

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 9th – Fri 13th

    MAY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 7th – Fri 11th

    JUNE

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 4th – Fri 8th

    JULY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 9th – Fri 13th

    AUGUST

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 6th – Fri 10th

    SEPTEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 3rd – Fri 7th

    OCTOBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 1st – Fri 5th
    Mon 29th – Fri 2nd Nov

    DECEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 3rd – Fri 7th

    DAILY SCHEDULE:
    Classes will begin at 7:30 A.M.
    Daily dismissal varies due to simulator schedules. Students are usually finished testing by noon on the final day.

    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:
    Candidates for IWCF Level 4 must have been previously certified at Level 3 or Level 4 (by either IWCF or IADC).
    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.