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The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the features of drilling a well and the fundamental principles involved in maintaining well control.
The Level 2 (Introductory) course is designed for candidates currently working in roles which
may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx. Level 2 Drilling Well
Control training and certification is recommended for those working in roles such as
Roughneck, Derrickman, Barge Engineer, BOP/Subsea Engineer, Mud Logger or Wellsite
Drilling Data Engineer, and many others. To view the full list of recommended job titles, please
refer to the IWCF website: www.iwcf.org/programmes
Please note: IWCF training levels 2 to 4 are designed to be sequential and first-time candidates are expected to complete Level 2 before progressing to Level 3 or 4. However, the training levels are also designed to be role-specific and dependent on the candidate’s work
experience. For guidance and advice on which level of training you are eligible for, please get in touch.
The candidate must be pre-registered with IWCF and able to provide his/her 6-digit IWCF Candidate Registration (CR) Number. Prior certification is not required but previous direct or indirect involvement in drilling operations is assumed. Please get in touch with us to discuss candidate suitability if you have any doubts or queries.
2 written papers: Equipment and Principles & Procedures
Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above in all IWCF written
assessments will result in IWCF Level 2 certification which is valid for five years.
The course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, supplemented by a classroom workbook and further self-study exercises. Where available, candidates are also introduced to drilling simulation with the use of a range of simulators including the DS5 drilling software which allows candidates put the well control theory into practice. The course is delivered over 4 days and includes IWCF written assessments on the final day.
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