DRILLER LEVEL COURSE OVERVIEW
The IADC Supervisors Well Control course provides candidates with an advanced understanding of well control principles, practices, and equipment to gain the 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 the 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 wellbore 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
- Subsea Marine Riser Assembly
- Indirect Hydraulic Subsea Bop System
- Minimum BOP Requirements - API RP53
- Mug Gas Separator / Liquid Mud Seal
- Safety Valves – FOSV, IBOP, Dart and Dart Sub, Float Valves
- Well Control Equipment – Minimum Closing Times and Testing Requirements - API RP53
- Well Integrity (two barriers)
Course Duration: 5 Days
- Classroom Training: 4 Days, 8 hours Per day
- 5th Day Assessment for certification