This course is designed to meet industry guidelines through the IADC WellSharp™ Driller Level learning objectives. It presents a body of knowledge and a set of job skills that can be used to provide surface stack well control knowledge and skills for drilling operations.
The course focuses on the Driller and rig-based personnel who are primarily tasked with kick detection and/or directly responsible for shutting in the well. It addresses both basic and advanced principles and theories of well control and presents a variety of well control methods.
Some of the topics covered in this course are: Pressure Basics, Kick Theory, Causes of Kicks, Complications, Gas Migration, Shut-in Procedures, Fluids, Kick Warning Signs, Kill Sheets, BOP Equipment, Constant Bottomhole Pressure Methods, Regulations, Stripping.