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E-470 - Well Control - Level 2

5 days WEL/FPESME2
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • All personnel concerned with drilling and completion operations (Operators and Services Companies) involved in operations linked to the detection of a kick and well control.
  • Example: Drilling engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers, derrick man, mud tester, etc.
Purpose
  • This course aims to raise the awareness on well control issues and consequences of a blowout.
    To understand the outcome of a kick and learn the methods of well control.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the impact and consequences of a blowout,
  • understand the causes of a kick,
  • learn about well control equipment and how to secure the well in the event of a kick occurrence,
  • know the well control methods (circulation and killing),
  • obtain the IWCF level 2 certification in order to attend levels 3 and 4.
Prerequisite
  • Basic technical knowledge of the petroleum industry.
Ways and means
  • Course material (PPT, PDF, Word).
  • Exercise book.
  • Demonstration on simulator (if available): taking a kick while drilling and how to circulate this influx out in a control manner.
  • Availability of a second certified IWCF instructor if necessary.
  • Certified IWCF instructor.
Observation
The certification Level 2 is mandatory for the first IWCF certification. A waiting period of 10 days minimum is prescribed by IWCF before any registration to the next level. Validity of Level 2 certificate is 5 years.

THE VARIOUS PRESSURES IN THE WELL 0.75 day
  • Hydrostatic pressure, pressure losses, gas law
  • Circulation with the well open and with the well shut in
  • Relationships between various pressures in the well
DEFINITIONS OF PRESSURES 0.25 day
  • Pore pressure, frac pressure, overburden pressure (LOT and FIT)
  • Necessity of a good casing 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 avoid a kick, kick drills, exercises on trip sheet, kill sheet …)
PRINCIPLES OF WELL CONTROL METHODS 0.5 day
  • Principles and Procedures
  • Drillers, wait and weight, volumetric methods
EQUIPMENT AND TESTING PROCEDURES 0.75 day
  • Barriers’ principle, (NORSOK standards)
  • BOP stack and BOP control unit
  • Auxiliary circuits: choke-manifold, mud-gas separator
  • Function test, pressure test, inflow test
SUBSEA EQUIPMENT 0.5 day
  • Specific equipment of Subsea BOP
  • Problems related to floating rigs
SIMULATOR 0.5 day
  • Layout of the well control equipment used on rig floor
  • Demonstration: taking a kick while drilling and how to circulate this influx out in a control manner
IWCF CERTIFICATION 1 day
  • Written test on Principles & Procedures
  • Written test on well control equipment
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jan 23 - 27 Pau €2,490 Online
Apr 03 - 07 Pau €2,490 Online
Jun 19 - 23 Pau €2,490 Online
Oct 16 - 20 Pau €2,490 Online