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E-471 - Well Control - Level 3 or 4

5 days WEL/FPESME3-4
Level
Proficiency
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, mud engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers, etc.
Purpose
  • This course provides an understanding of kick prevention and well control methods.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and calculate the various pressures in a well,
  • understand the causes of the kicks,
  • recognize/analyse the signs of a kick in order to shut in the well with the limited amount of gain,
  • follow and apply shut in methods in order to secure the well after a kick occurrence,
  • know the well control methods and demonstrate the ability to shut in the well (driller) and killing the well (supervisor),
  • detect potential incidents during well control and take appropriate actions,
  • obtain the Level 3 or 4 IWCF certification on “Well Control”.
Prerequisite
  • The trainees, to reach this certification level, must have passed successfully the level 2 for more than 10 days, or the level 3 or 4 for less than 4 years.
Ways and means
  • PPT Presentation
  • Course material (PPT, PDF, Word)
  • Exercise book
  • Practice on simulator
  • 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 3 or 4 certificate is 2 years.

INITIAL TEST ON WELL CONTROL 0.25 day
PRESSURE ANALYSIS & KICK CONTROL 0.75 day
  • Reminder on hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pressures
  • Relationship between various pressures in the well
  • Definition of gas law and migration
  • Causes and signs of abnormal pore pressure
  • Frac pressure and MAASP (LOT and FIT)
  • Causes and signs of a kick, impact of WBM or NABM
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid kicks
WELL CONTROL 1.75 days
  • Procedures to follow in case of a kick while drilling or tripping (surge & swab)
  • Well shut-in methods: hard and soft methods
  • Observation and evolution of pressures after shut in and selection of the stabilized pressures
  • Exercises on “Kill sheet”
  • Well control methods to control a kick:
  • Driller's method
  • Wait and Weight method
  • Comparison/Differences between each method (advantages and disadvantages)
PARTICULAR CASES 0.25 day
  • Incidents during circulation
  • Shallow gas
  • Volumetric method
  • MAASP
  • Deviated well
  • Kick during running of casing or during cement jobs
SURFACE WELL CONTROL EQUIPMENT 0.5 day
  • BOP stack: types, annular BOP, BOP rams, …
  • Diverter
  • BOP control unit (“Koomey” unit)
  • Choke-manifold and remote choke control panel
  • Mud-gas separator
  • Function tests and pressure tests
EXERCISES 0.25 day
  • Practice on a simulator, training for the IWCF certification
  • Exercises on: Principles and Procedures, kill sheet and well control equipment
SUBSEA SPECIFICITIES 0.25 day
  • Difference between a surface and a subsea BOP
  • Specific equipment between seabed and rig
  • Well control with a subsea BOP (friction losses in choke line)
  • Riser margin
  • Subsea BOP control unit
IWCF CERTIFICATION 1 day
  • Written test on Principles & Procedures
  • Written test on Equipment
  • Practical assessment on simulator
2017 course calendar
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Jan 09 - 13 Pau €2,490 Online By email
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