The objective of this five-day course is to teach well control competency to drillers and others who may require a Level 3 Driller certification. The course is designed for personnel who are engaged in drilling operations who have the responsibility for detecting a kick and shutting in a well.
As such, the course covers a driller’s primary responsibilities, including influx detection, kick prevention, shut-in procedures, kill sheets and well monitoring. It also includes extensive simulator exercises for practical engagement.
Certification can be obtained for either IWCF or IADC WellSharp well control, with an option to pursue Surface only or combined Surface and Subsea Stacks.
Shoe Pressure Case Study
Well Control Principles
Limitations to Control Capability
Salt Water Flows
Well Control Drills
Causes of Abnormal Pressure
Transition Zone Indicators
Well Control Problems & Solutions
BOPE & Accumulator Considerations
Subsea Well Control Considerations
Tripping Practices Related to Well Control
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 4-15 persons.
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.
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