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Further Information - Principles of Well Control Training


Course Goal: This Principles of Well Control Training Course aims to provide an overview of well control and the systems used in the process

Target Audience: All relevant drilling personnel

This course is based upon the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) Level 1 Syllabus

Learning Objectives

Section 1: Overview

• Describe how hydrocarbon reservoirs are formed

• Describe the life cycle concept

• Identify the different types of wells

Section 2: Drilling a Well

• Describe pressure

• Identify the ‘drilling window’

• Describe how a well is drilled from ‘spud’ through to completion

Section 3: Drilling Rigs and Well Control Equipment

• Identify the various types of drilling rigs

• Describe the well control equipment

Section 4: Well Integrity

• Describe well barriers

• Identify the role of human factors in well integrity

Section 5: Well Intervention

• Describe basic well intervention techniques

Section 6: Well Control Events and their Consequences

• Describe well kicks and their consequences during drilling

• Describe the loss of well control in a production environment

Section 7: Well Control Incident Prevention

• Describe well monitoring

• Describe a ‘kick’ incident

• Describe how the well is shut-in during various incidents

• Identify ‘well kill’ methods


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones