IWCF Well Control - Level 2

IWCF Certification: Introduction “Combined Surface/Subsea BOP” - Certified IWCF training center

FPE2-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • This introductory course is intended to raise participants' awareness on the problems and consequences of a blowout, to enable them also to understand the causes of a kick and the well control methods.
Public :
  • This course is for personnel who have had no training in well control or for young recruits who will be involved in water, geothermal or oil/gas drilling operations.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • PRESSURES IN THE WELL

      • Hydrostatic pressure, pressure losses, gas law.
      • Circulation with the well open and with the well shut in.
      • Relationships between pressures in the well.
  • PORE PRESSURE & FRACTURE PRESSURE

      • Overburden pressure.
      • LOT and FIT.
      • Pore pressure and frac pressure.
  • KICK DETECTION

      • Impact and consequences of a kick.
      • Causes and signs of a kick, well shut-in methods and shut in pressures.
      • Kick drills, trip sheet, kill sheet.
  • INTRODUCTION TO WELL CONTROL METHODS

      • Principles and procedures.
      • Drillers, wait and weight, volumetric methods.
  • WELL CONTROL EQUIPMENT

      • Barriers’ principle (Norsok standards).
      • BOP stack and BOP control unit.
      • Choke-manifold, mud-gas separator, etc.
      • Function test, pressure test, inflow test.
  • SUBSEA EQUIPMENT

      • Specific equipment of subsea BOP.
      • Problems related to floating rigs.
  • SIMULATOR

      • Layout of the well control equipment used on rig floor.
      • Demonstration: kick while drilling and circulation of this kick.
  • IWCF CERTIFICATION

      • Test on principles and procedures.
      • Test on well control equipment.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • understand the impact and consequences of a blowout,
  • identify the causes of a kick,
  • know the equipment to secure the well after a kick,
  • have knowledge of the well control methods,
  • to be certified IWCF Level 2.

Ways & Means

  • Teaching material (PPT, PDF, Word).
  • Exercise book.
  • Simulator demonstration (if available): kick while drilling and circulation of this influx.
  • IWCF certified instructor.
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Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com.