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Well Control training is offered at various role-specific levels for drilling and well servicing professionals through our network of global training centres.

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Well Control

Well Control training is offered at various role-specific levels for drilling and well servicing professionals through our network of global training centres.

RelyOn Nutec offers IWCF and IADC approved Well Control training from Introductory Level to Enhanced Renewals for experienced candidates. Certified well control programmes are designed for individuals directly or indirectly involved in live well operations.

Objectives

During the course,  participants will gain knowledge and understanding of well control for surface and/or subsea installations. This training is vital to ensure that each individual involved in operations understands the role they play in maintaining well control, and is able to act swiftly, effectively, and safely in response to changes in the well.

Well Control for Drilling Operations

Level 2 or Introductory Level Well Control – designed for Roughneck, Derrickman, Drilling Contractor Maintenance personnel (e.g., maintenance supervisor, rig mechanic),  BOP Equipment Installation, re-work, repair or maintenance personnel, BOP / Subsea engineer, Mud logger or well-site drilling data engineer, and others whose actions or inactions may impact on well control.

Level 3 or Driller Level Well Control - designed for Driller,  Assistant Driller and recommended for Subsea BOP Engineer, MPD / UBD well-site service supervisor, Well testing crew,  LMRP Engineer and others who may play a role in recognising when to shut the well in.

Level 4 or Supervisor Level Well Control - designed for Driller and Assistant Driller.

Well Control for Completions and Interventions

Level 2 or Introductory Level– designed for coiled tubing crew members, wireline crew members, snubbing crew members, workover crew members, and others whose actions or inactions may impact on well control during well servicing operations.

Level 3 or Equipment Operator Level - designed for Coiled Tubing Equipment Operator, Wireline Equipment Operator, Hydraulic workover (snubbing) Operator, Wellhead / Tree installation Engineer, and equivalent positions in other well-servicing or intervention operations.

Level 4 or Supervisor Level - designed for Supervisors and decision-makers involved in well servicing operations, such as Completion / Workover / Intervention Supervisor or Superintendent, office-based operational staff (e.g. Senior Completions / Well Intervention Engineer).

Topics covered during a well control course may include

  • Principles and Procedures
  • Drilling and Well Control Equipment
  • Blow Out Prevention and BOP Control Systems
  • Well Control Methods
  • Hydrostatic Pressure, Formation Pressure, and Fracture Pressure
  • Primary Well Control & Secondary Well Control
  • Well Barrier Concepts
  • Risk Management
  • Causes of Kicks, Kick Warning Signs and Kick Indicators
  • Influx Characteristics and Behaviour
  • Circulating System
  • Well Shut-in Procedures
  • Contingency Planning
  • Choke Manifolds and Chokes
  • Auxiliary Equipment

Well Control Training and Assessments

Well control training is concluded with written knowledge assessments which are administered by the accrediting bodies. Drilling well control training for Drillers and Supervisors also includes practical training and assessments on a drilling simulator.

Our well control training programmes include access to pre-and post-course study material, formula sheets, workbooks, manuals, videos, and kill sheet exercises as appropriate to fully prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Well Control Certificate Validity

Successful completion of well control training and assessments will result in a certificate which is valid for 2 years (or 5 years at Introductory Level).  

Pre Course Requirement for Well Control Training

All applicants must enrol in the well control programme appropriate for their current or prospective job role. Evidence of prior certification is required for most levels. We recommend speaking to a member of our customer service team if you have any doubts or questions about candidate eligibility.

Online Well Control Training

Introductory Level Well Control training or Basic Well Control training is available as a self-paced e-learning programme. Well Control training online is followed by a digital assessment which must be scheduled on completion of all e-learning modules. Visit RelyOn Nutec E-learning portfolio for course details.

Well Control training above introductory level requires live instructor interaction, either in-person or through virtual instructor-led training.

Controlling a well is a complex task. It takes experience, training and a profound understanding of the characteristics of a well to manage and operate it responsibly. During a Well Control Course, experts teach students all the crucial elements of safe operations.

Your Safety Partner in Drilling and Well Control

Skilled and trained crews are the backbone of every operation. They are not only responsible for each other's safety - they also have the responsibility to make sure that the surrounding environment is safe from oil spills and other types of hazards.

RelyOn Nutec offers a wide range of training tailor-made for all stages of the well lifecycle. From pre-planning well control services and well control training, RelyOn Nutec is proud to be part of the efforts to make drilling as safe as possible.

Courses are offered at various role-specific levels for drill crew, well servicing personnel, well engineers, drilling supervisors, OIMs and other individuals with a requirement to hold an IWCF or IADC Well Control certificate.

We are determined to make our services and training the best the market has to offer, and we continually strive to meet the expectations of our customers today and in the future.

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