Level 3 Introductory (Accredited by IWCF)

The objective of this course is to teach well control competency to drillers and others requiring a Level 3 certification. A secondary objective is to prepare participants for the IWCF well control exams. Certification is given for Surface or Combined Surface and Subsea. BOP equipment, kick detection, shut-in procedures, kill sheets, and methods of well control are taught. The simulator work in the course focuses on detecting kicks, and closing in the well, and handling an assortment of simulated problems. Upon completion of this course, participants should have an excellent understanding of Well Control principles and will be certified by IWCF for Level 3 competency if they successfully pass the exam.

Course Contents

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Introduction Kick Tolerance Shallow Gas Tripping Practices Practical Simulator Assessments
U-Tube Limitations to Control Capability Diverting General Mud Classroom Exercises
Shoe Pressure Case Study Salt Water Flows Causes of Abnormal Pressure Deviated Kill Sheet Homework Review
API Rules Well Control Techniques Transition Zone Indicators Advanced Well Control Techniques Testing
Kill Sheets (Surface & Subsea) Simulator Exercises Well Control Problems & Solutions Classroom Exercises Principles & Procedures
Well Control Principles BOPE & Accumulators Simulator Exercises Equipment
Wait & Weight Method of Well Control Subsea Well Control Considerations Well Control Certificates
Driller’s Method of Well Control Simulator Exercises Reviews & Evaluations
SUMMER 2018 JUNE 6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018
FALL 2018 SEPTEMBER 9/17/2018 - 9/21/2018
SPRING 2019 MARCH 3/11/2019 - 3/15/2019
Description# of ParticipantsQtyUnit Rate ($)Total Cost (USD)
Certification Fee 1 1 $800.00 $800.00
Course Material, Assessment and Invigilation Fee 1 1 $650.00 $650.00
Well control Choke/Kill Simulator use 1 1 $900.00 $900.00
Class Room Course Instruction 1 10 $550.00 $5500.00
Certification Cost Per Student for two weeks Program $7,850.00
Minimum Enrollment 8
Maximum Enrollment 10