The IADC Supervisors Well Control course provides candidates with an advanced understanding of well control principals, practices and equipment to gain necessary knowledge required to apply safe Well Control practices in surface and subsea installations.
Emphasis on policies and specific procedures will form a major part of the course structure.
A combination of theory, discussion, and practical simulator exercises are used to optimize learning, and needs of individual candidates are identified and addressed to ensure all participants reach their potential.
Some of the many benefits of this course:
Extended time spent on Well Control Equipment functionality and problem solving.
A clear understanding of varying well bore pressures during well kill operations.
Reduced class numbers to ensure extended hands-on ‘Choke Time’ for each candidate to enhance familiarity and competence. Candidates will be required to sit a computerized theory assessment and a practical simulator assessment. Candidates must achieve 70%in both assessment components to be successfully certified. The certificate is valid for 2 years.
Well Control Procedures and Responsibilities
Pressure Regimes – Subnormal, Normal and Abnormal
Primary Well Control
Formation Fracture Pressure - LOT/FIT, MAASP (static and dynamic), MAMW.
SCR’s and CLFL’s
Annular Pressure Losses / ECD
Top Hole Drilling / Shallow Gas / Diverting / Riserless Drilling
Causes of Kicks
Kick Indicators and Warning Signs
Gas Behaviour – Circulating, Migration and Solubility
Secondary Well Control, Shut–in Procedures API RP59 and Company
Permeability and Porosity
Kill Methods - Drillers, Weight and Wait, Volumetric - Theory and Practical
Other Kill Methods presented and explained
Well Control Problems
Impermeable Gas Cap
Riser Margin, Riser Collapse
Accumulator Unit – Components / Function / API RP 53
Annular Preventers – Components / Function
Ram Preventers / Locking Devices / Piston Rod Mud Seal, Opening and Closing Ratios, Ram Assemblies