WELL CONTROL – LEVEL 4 (SUPERVISOR)

DESCRIPTION:

The objective of this course is to teach well control competency to drilling personnel. A secondary objective is to prepare participants for either the IWCF or IADC WellSharp well control certification exams. Certification can be taken for Surface or Combined Surface and Subsea. BOP equipment, drilling fluids, barrier management, kick detection, shut-in procedures, kill sheets, various methods of well control, and organizing a well control operation are all taught in this course. A thorough understanding of how well control problems develop, how they should be solved, and how to prevent them are discussed. There is an extensive amount of simulator work in the course with 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 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 2-15 persons.

    Well Control Level 4 is a 5 day course.

    COURSE DATES 2018:

    JANUARY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 22nd – Fri 26th

    FEBRUARY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 19th – Fri 23rd

    MARCH

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 19th – Fri 23rd

    APRIL

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 23rd – Fri 27th

    MAY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 21st – Fri 25th

    JUNE

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 25th – Fri 29th

    JULY

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 23rd – Fri 27th

    AUGUST

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 20th – Fri 24th

    SEPTEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 17th – Fri 21st

    OCTOBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 15th – Fri 19th

    NOVEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 19th – Fri 23rd

    DECEMBER

    IADC | IWCF
    Mon 17th – Fri 21st

    DAILY SCHEDULE:

    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.

    REGISTRATION
    Interested in this course? Apply here.