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E-471 - Well Control - Level 3 or 4

5 days WEL/FPESME3-4
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Drilling engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers who have passed level 2
Purpose
  • To provide an understanding of kicks and well control methods
Learning Objectives
  • To understand and identify what causes kicks
  • To learn about methods and equipment used to secure a well after the occurrence of a kick
  • To learn about well control methods when circulating the well
  • To detect incidents during well control and take appropriate actions
  • To practice on a simulator
  • To pass the IWCF “Surface BOP Stack” or “Combined Surface/Subsea BOP Stack” Test
Prerequisite
  • The trainees, to reach this certification level, must:
  • passed successfully the level 2 for more than 28 days
  • or
  • passed successfully the level 3 or 4 for less than 4 years
Ways and means
  • Application exercises, exercises on a simulator with the assistance of two trainers

Initial assessment on hydrostatics and dynamics 0.25 day
Pressure analysis and kick control 0.75 day
  • Reminders on hydrostatics and pressure losses
  • Relations between pressures in the well
  • Reminder on gas law
  • Pore pressure: causes and signs indicating abnormal pore pressure
  • Frac pressure: definition, determination, MAASP
  • Causes and signs of a kick, influence of the drilling mud type
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid kicks
Well control 1.75 days
  • Procedures to follow in case of a possible kick during drilling or tripping
  • Well shut-in methods: hard and soft methods
  • Observation and evolution of pressures when shutting in the well
  • Determining stabilized pressures
  • Preliminary calculations
  • Different methods used to control a kick
  • Driller's method
  • Wait and Weight method
  • Comparison of the methods
Particular cases 0.25 day
  • Incidents when circulating a well
  • Case of shallow gas
  • Volumetric methods
Reminders on the equipment 0.5 day
  • BOP: types, tests
  • Koomey unit
  • Ancillary circuit: choke, manifold, mud-gas separator
  • Equipment testing
Exercises 0.25 day
  • Practice on a simulator, training for the IWCF certificate
  • Exercises on theory, kill sheet and equipment (exercises done by a group of participants while another one is training on the simulator)
Subsea specificities 0.25 day
  • Friction losses in the choke line
  • Consequences on well control: start, gas in the choke line, end of circulation
  • Specific equipment
  • In the meantime, participants in the surface BOP course will do exercises
IWCF certification 1 day
  • Principles & procedures test and equipment test
  • Assessment on a simulator
2016 course calendar
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Jan 11 - 15 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Feb 01 - 05 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Feb 15 - 19 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Feb 29 - Mar 04 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Mar 14 - 18 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Mar 21 - 25 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Apr 04 - 08 Port-Gentil €3,450 Online By email
Apr 11 - 15 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Apr 25 - 29 Pau €2,490 Online By email
May 09 - 13 Pau €2,490 Online By email
May 23 - 27 Pau €2,490 Online By email
May 30 - Jun 03 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Jun 13 - 17 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Jul 04 - 08 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Jul 25 - 29 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Aug 22 - 26 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Sep 05 - 09 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Sep 12 - 16 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Sep 26 - 30 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Oct 10 - 14 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Oct 24 - 28 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Nov 14 - 18 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Nov 21 - 25 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Nov 28 - Dec 02 Pau €2,490 Online By email
Dec 12 - 16 Pau €2,490 Online