IADC Well Sharp Well Control of Drilling (Surface BOP stack levels Supervisor & Drillers)

Location Erbil

Fee 1500


Sunday, 19 December 2021


Thursday, 23 December 2021

IADC’s WellSharp accreditation program provides comprehensive well control training standards for the global drilling industry, emphasizing rigorous training for every person with well control responsibilities. WellSharp provides trainees with in-depth knowledge, well-honed role-specific skills, and greater confidence that they know what to do to prevent and handle well control incidents.

This program is for the Driller or the Supervisor level according to the standards of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).


The objectives of the course are:

  • Teach the principles and procedures used in well control operations with a surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IADC Well Sharp Syllabus.

  • Use the equipment for well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IADC Well Sharp Syllabus.

  • Lear that a well control situation can be mastered by use of simulator according to IADC standards.

  • Prepare the candidate for exams which will qualify for certification

Note: that this course may be offered either at the Driller level (Level 3) or the Supervisor level (Level 4)



Driller level (Level 3) is intended for those persons working as Driller, Assistant Driller or other persons needing to learn about well control.

Supervisor level (Level 4) is intended for those persons either normally working at the rig or in the office who are responsible for the supervision of well control activities. Participants in the Supervisor level training must have previously completed the Driller level training.


Course Topics

  • Well Barriers

  • Roles & Responsibilities

  • Well Control Definitions & Concepts

  • API Recommended Practices and API Specifications

  • Compensating for Choke Line Friction

  • Riser Margin (for Sub Sea Stack only)

  • Kick Tolerance

  • Kick Causes

  • Shallow Gas

  • Well Control Preparation

  • Well Shut-in Procedures

  • Gas Behaviors

  • Well Control Procedures

  • Vertical vs Deviated Well Control

  • Well Control Equipment


Course Delivery

The course is delivered over 5 days through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, supplemented by a classroom workbook and further self-study exercises and practical work on a drilling simulator.

The course ends with an online assessment on the final day which will be administered by IADC and invigilated by an independent proctor.



Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 75% or above in the practical simulator assessment and the online written assessment will result in IADC WellSharp Supervisor Level certification which is valid for 2 years.


Time Schedule

  • Duration: Five days

  • Hours per day: 8 hours

  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00 pm

  • Price: $1,500



Must be made 14 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?

You can register by emailing training@mselect.iq with the following details:

  1. Full Name

  2. City/Town:

  3. Email Address:

  4. Phone number:

  5. Name of course:


For more information, please call 066 261 4455 or 0772 617 5794