The IWCF Level 2 Introduction to Well Control course provides candidates with an understanding of procedures, calculations, and equipment used for Primary and Secondary Well Control operations using a combination of theory and drilling simulator exercises.

Some of the many benefits of this course are:

  • Insight into what is happening 'downhole'
  • Early stage awareness on how to prevent a kick
  • Insight into common indicators of a kick.
  • Understanding why certain equipment is required on a rig Candidates will sit a written assessment in which they must achieve 70% to be successfully certified. The certificate is valid for 5 years.


  • Overview of key equipment
  • How well control events occur
  • Fundamentals of formation pressure and fluids
  • How well control events are detected and avoided
  • Consequences of a well control event
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Basic risk calculations
  • Barrier Management
  • Risk Management
  • Kill Procedures
  • Scenario based incidents

Course Duration: 5 Days

  • Classroom Training: 4 Days, 8 hours Per day
  • 5th Day Assessment for certification

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