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E-470 - Well Control - Level 2

5 days WEL/FPESME2
  • All drilling and completion employees from the operator, contractor or services company involved in the operations or the detection and control of a kick: engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers, derrick man, mud tester, etc.
  • To raise trainees’ awareness of well control issues and consequences of a blowout and also to understand the outcome of a kick and learn the methods of control
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the impacts of a blowout
  • To identify the causes of a kick
  • To learn about well control equipment and how to secure the well
  • To know the well control methods to circulate a kick and kill the well
  • To pass the IWCF level 2 in order to access to level 3 and 4
Ways and means
  • Exercise book
  • Demonstration and exercises on a simulator if available
  • Intervention of a second instructor if necessary
This level 2 is compulsory if it is a first IWCF certification before attending the levels 3 and 4 and also if the certificate was issued for more than 4 years ago

Pressures in the well 0.75 day
  • Hydrostatic, pressure losses, gas law
  • Different ways to circulate (direct circulation, through choke)
  • Relations between pressures in the well
Pore pressure, frac pressure 0.25 day
  • Definitions, LOT and FIT
  • Importance of a good cement job
Kick detection 0.75 day
  • Impact, consequences of a kick
  • Causes and signs of a kick, well shut-in methods, observation and evolution of pressures in the well
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid kicks, kick drills, volumes’ calculations (pit level monitoring, trip sheet, kill sheet…)
Well control methods introductory 0.5 day
  • Principle
  • Drillers, wait and weight, volumetric
Equipments 0.75 day
  • Barriers’ principle, NORSOK
  • BOP accumulator
  • Auxiliary circuit: choke, manifold, mud-gas separator
  • BOP test and inflow test
Subsea specifities 0.5 day
  • Specific equipment
  • Problems related to floating rigs
IWCF certification 1 day
  • Principles & procedures test IWCF
  • Equipment test IWCF
Simulator 0.5 day
  • Demonstration
  • Practice
2016 course calendar
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Jan 25 - 29 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Apr 04 - 08 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Jun 20 - 24 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Oct 03 - 07 Pau €2,490 Online By email