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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
  • 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
  • To understand the impact and consequences of a blowout
  • To understand the causes of a kick
  • To learn about well control equipment and how to secure the well in the event of a kick occurrence
  • To know the well control methods (circulation and killing)
  • To obtain the IWCF level 2 certification in order to attend level 3 and 4
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
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 The validity of the 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
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

2017 course calendar
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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