IWCF: Drilling Well Control - Lafayette, LA

Course Length: 5-Day - Reg. deadline 7 bus. days prior to class

Course Level: Levels 3 (Driller) & 4 (Supervisor)

Course Option: Surface only OR Combined Surface/Subsea

Location: Lafayette, LA


This course is designed for personnel involved in drilling and well control operations on offshore drilling installations and onshore rigs.

Level 3 (Driller) and Level 4 (Supervisor) well control training is provided for surface and/or subsea stack. This course has 2, timed, written test, for either Surface or Surface & Subsea stack certification.

The course incorporates both instructional theory and practical application and allows ample hands-on simulator training time.

Our instructors are fully certified by IWCF and the course complies with IWCF requirements. All course records and student certificates are properly maintained to meet IWCF regulations. Drilling simulators are utilized in all learning centers and courses can be delivered on your location.

Practical Assessment – 2 hrs


 Drilling (Hours) SE SP SSE SSP
 Level 2 1 1.5 1 1.5
 Level 3 1 1.5 1 2
 Level 4 1 2.5 1 2.5

IWCF: Drilling Well Control - Lafayette, LA covers the following:

  • Basic Geology, Formation Pressure & Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Well Control Management and Barrier Envelope
  • Causes of Kicks during Drilling & Tripping
  • Warning Signs of Kicks
  • Shut in Process, Pressure and Procedures
  • Gas Behavior, Migration & Expansion
  • Kill Methods and Selection
  • Kill Problems
  • IWCF Kill Sheet
  • Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Methods
  • Problems during Killing Operations
  • Gauge Exercises
  • Blowout Preventers Equipment/Subsea
  • BOP Control System Equipment/Subsea
  • Chokes and Manifolds Equipment/Subsea
  • Auxiliary Equipment and Procedures
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