Drilling Operations Well Control, Surface Stack (Level 3)
This course is designed to meet industry guidelines through the IWCF™ Level 3 curriculum and 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 Driller, Assistant Driller and other rig-based personnel who are primarily tasked with kick detection and/or directly responsible for shutting in the well. It addresses more 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 and BOP Control System.
Notes to Candidates – All candidates must register for an account on the IWCF FORUM at https://www.iwcf-forum.org/newcandidate. Once registered and approved by the IWCF, a candidate registration (CR #) number will be issued. The CR # must be provided by the candidate when registering for a well control class, registration must be done ten (10) days prior to start of class.
Certification: Candidates must pass each of the test papers with a minimum score of 70%. Level 3 certificates are valid for 2 years.