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E-490 - Well Control - Level 2

E-490 - Well Control - Level 2

5 days
WEL/FPESME2
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

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: drilling engineers, supervisors, tool pushers, drillers, assistant drillers, derrick men, mud testers, etc.

Level

  • Foundation
  • 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.
Course Content

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 & 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 and procedures.
  • Written test on well control equipment.
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Ways & 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.
  • Certified IWCF instructor.