IWCF Well Control (Surface BOP stack)
IWCF Well Control (Surface BOP stack)
This program is designed for people in critical well control positions on drilling installations as well as onshore roles. The candidates will complete an IWCF accredited training course, taught according to IWCF syllabus, in order to prepare them for assessment.
Candidates who pass the exam will be awarded IWCF certificates issued from IWCF in the UK
Level Four: Simulator Required
This program is aimed at people who are in critical well control positions during well intervention operations. Candidates will complete an accredited training course, taught according to IWCF syllabus, in order to prepare them for assessment.
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
Understand of well control methods relating to well intervention operation
Identify completion types, equipment functions, and industry practices
Identify barrier systems and know the terminology
Identify well control methods
Identify solutions to various well control problems
Determine if well control equipment is fit for purpose
Design a well kill plan for a production well and generate a kill graph
Discuss production well kill problems and recommend appropriate solutions
The course is delivered through lectures supported by animations, self-study exercises, and group discussions. The course concludes with two closed-book examinations leading to the required certificate of competence in well intervention.
The course is intended for:
For anyone who has completed level 2 and is either an engineer or a supervisor. In some cases, very experienced engineers can do level 4 without doing level 2, but this engineer must have attended several industry training courses such as the Shell rounds 1 and two.
training consists of two written assessments and a practical assessment using simulator equipment. If passed, the certificate is valid for 2 years.
To pass the assessment and obtain a certificate, candidates must achieve a minimum mark of 70% in each section of the examination.
Each candidate is required to complete two written test papers which include multiple choice questions and Kill Sheet calculations. All candidates are allowed between 1.5 and 2.5 hours to complete this section, depending on the options taken.
The examinations are made up of multiple choice problem questions. Candidates must be able to identify equipment components and operating procedures using diagrams and schematics.
Participants should bring their own calculators
Independent invigilators who are registered and approved by the IWCF conduct the written tests at our Centre in Erbil which has been approved and accredited for the purpose of the certification program.
Surface Equipment: 1 hr.
Surface Principles and Procedures: 2.5 hr.
Candidates undertaking level 4 courses will also undergo a practical assessment. Assessment is usually conducted in pairs of a driller level candidate and a supervisor level candidate.
Main objectives and outcomes:
Set up for drilling
Recognize a drilling break and positive kick
Perform the shut-in within the shortest possible time in accordance with the appropriate procedure
Complete the kill sheet and kill the well using the designated procedure (Wait & Weight or Driller’s Method)
Bring the pump up to kill speed maintaining constant bottom hole pressure
Operate the remote choke and make adjustments in accordance with the time delay to maintain constant bottom hole pressure
Complete the well kill operation
When and where is the course being held?
The course will take place at MSELECT Academy's training center in Erbil, starting on Sunday, June 16th, 2019, until Thursday 20th from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm
Must be made in 10 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.
How do I register?
Sign up on this page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
• Full Name:
• Email Address:
• Phone number:
• Name of course:
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