Drilling Well Control - Introduction to Well Control
This is an introductory course, level 2, (3 day) designed to give potential well control certification candidates an awareness well control theory, practices and equipment as a preparation prior to taking levels 3 & 4. This course can be either combined or surface only.
- Well control event impacts
- Primary well control
- Secondary well control
- Risk management
- Basic calculations
- Normal and abnormal formation pressures
- Surging & swabbing
- Causes & warnings signs of kicks
- Tripping and the trip tank
- System pressure losses
- Equivalent circulating densities
- Leak-off tests
- Equivalent mud weights
- Maximum mud weights
- Shut in procedures
- Influx migration
- Casing & cementing
- Kick sheets
- Well control equipment
The combined course will include all the necessary sub-sea topics, e.g. formation strengths, riser margins, choke line frictions, issues with floating rigs, hanging off, etc.
Course Pre-Qualification: None necessary.
Two written exams, equipment and principles & procedures, will be taken on the afternoon of the 3rd day. Practical training on a drilling simulator is not a requirement for this course.
An IWCF or IADC certificate will be issued on satisfactory completion of the exam.