Wellhead & Blowout Preventers


Who should attend?

  • This training aims to deepen knowledge and detail wellhead equipment (geothermal, water, storage, oil, gas) as well as their use.
Public :
  • This training is intended for the personnel of operators, contractors and service companies who will be involved in geothermal, water, storage or oil/gas drilling operations, wishing to improve their knowledge of the wellhead equipment necessary for the execution of a drilling program.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Onshore wellhead:
      • Functions, principles and technology.
      • Setting procedure.
      • Evolution of the wellhead according to drilling phase.
      • Blowout preventers:
      • Function and different types.
      • Characteristics and technology.

      • Closing and accumulation hydraulic unit.
      • Choke manifold, chokes, valves…
      • Mud gas separator.

      • Wellhead, BOPs.
      • Risers.
      • Subsea BOP closing system.
      • API rules.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • choose the equipment (wellhead, BOP, ancillary equipment) to design a well,
  • detect operating problems,
  • check the equipment used.

Ways & Means

  • Videos and animations showing how equipment works.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com.