IWCF Well Intervention

•General Information

This training program will be delivered in line with guidelines and requirements stipulated by International Well Control Forum (IWCF). Reference is made to “Training & Qualifications” section of IWCF’s official website : www.iwcf.org. The IWCF well control program is designed at four levels. Level 1 is considered basic and is only offered online through IWCF official website. Level 2 is considered introductory and provides a basis for those seeking levels 3 and/or 4 certification. Finally, levels 3 and 4 are aimed at drillers and drilling supervisors, respectively.

 

•Course content

 

Well Control – Introductory Level 2 Course Outline

 

1st Day 2nd Day 3rd Day 4th Day

Drilling Overview

− Types of Drilli

− Why Well Controlng  Rigs

 

Pressure Basics

− Bottom hole Pressure

− Drilling Fluids / Mud Gradient

− Hydrostatic Pressure

− Normal vs. Abnormal Pressure Zones

 

− U-Tube Principle

 

Causes of Kicks

− Fluid Density

− Tripping

− Cementing

 

Transition Zone Indicators /Kick Recognition

Gas Behavior /Shallow Gas

Leak-Off Tests

Limits to Control Capability

• Kill SheetInstruction (Surface & Subsea)

 

• Kill Sheet Workshop

 

•Well Control Principles

 

•Well Control Methods

− Driller’s Method

− Wait & Weight Method

− Volumetric Method

 

•Rig Circulating System

 

•Drill String Basics

 

•BOP Equipment (Surface & Subsea)

 

•BOP Design Considerations

 •Subsea Considerations

 

•Introduction to Completions & Workover

 

•Review & Self-Study

Certification Exam

 

 

 

Well Control - Driller Level 3 and Supervisor Level 4 Course Outline
1st Day 2nd Day 3rd Day 4th Day 5th Day

Introduction

 

•Well Control Principles

- Barrier Concept

- U-Tube
- Shoe Pressure Case Study

 

•Methods of Well Control

- Wait & Weight

  - Driller’s Method

- Determination of Well Control Method

 

•Shut-in Methods

 

•L.O.T. and P.I.T.

 

•Limitations to Control Capability

 

•Surface and Subsea Kill Sheet Workshops

 

 •Shallow Gas & Diverting/Riser Margin

 

•Causes of Abnormal Pressure

 

•Transition Zone Indicators

 

•Well Control Problems & Solutions

 

•Well Control Challenges and Testing

 

•BOP & Accumulators

 

•Subsea Well Control Considerations

•Problem Solving Model

 

•Tripping Practices

 

•General Mud

 

•Deviated Kill Sheet

 

•Advanced Well Control Techniques

 

•Workover & Completion Well Control 

•Practical Simulator Assessments

 

•Classroom Exercises 

Certification Exam 

 

 

 

 
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