This Supervisory course is designed to teach the more advanced well control topics, such as well kill operations and well control risk management. It builds upon the previous driller level, hence participants are engaged in activities designed to ensure they have a thorough understanding of how well control problems develop, how they should be solved, and how to prevent them.
With the use ofadvanced simulator technology, participants can apply their knowledge and experience in simulated practical exercises. BOP equipment, drilling fluids, barrier management, kick detection, shut-in procedures, kill sheets, various methods of well control, and the processes involved in organizing a well control operation, are all taught in this course.
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 4 is designed for : Toolpushers, OIMs, Wellsite Supervisors, Superintendents, and Engineers.
Please Note: Successful completion of this course awards participants with a Murchison Superisor Level (IADC or IWCF Level 4 Certification).
Re-certification: Required every two years
The Well Control Level 4 Course usually hosts a class size of 4-15 persons.
Well Control Level 4 is a 5 day course.
COURSE DATES 2019:
IADC | IWCF Mon 21st – Fri 25th
IADC | IWCF Mon 18th – Fri 22nd
IADC | IWCF Sun 24th – Fri 29th
IADC | IWCF Mon 29th – Fri 3rd May
IADC | IWCF Mon 20th – Fri 24th
IADC | IWCF Mon 24th – Fri 28th
IADC | IWCF Mon 22nd – Fri 26th
IADC | IWCF Mon 19th – Fri 23rd
IADC | IWCF Mon 16th – Fri 20th
IADC Mon 21st – Fri 25th
IADC | IWCF Mon 25th – Fri 29th
IADC | IWCF Mon 16th – Fri 20th
Classes will begin at 7:30 A.M.
For the 4-day well control course, students are finished testing by 4:00 P.M.
For the 5-day well control course, students are usually finished testing by noon.
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.
Interested in this course? Apply here.