The IADC Introductory to Well Control PLUS course is designed to not only provide candidates with the mandatory prerequisites required to become IADC certified, but also provide a greater foundation in Well Control.

Using a combination of theory, discussion and drilling simulator exercises, candidates will gain a better understanding of procedures, calculations, and equipment used for Primary and Secondary Well Control operations.

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 be required to appear in a computerised theory test at the end of the course.


  • 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: 3 Days

2 Days, 8 hours Per day
3rd Day Assessment for certification

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