The IADC WellSharp Driller Level Well Control course is essential training for those currently working in a role that is expected to shut-in a well. The course aims to reinforce and improve the candidate’s existing knowledge and appreciation of the various stages of shutting-in a well; from kick detection to shutting in the well, to monitoring once the well is shut in and monitoring the well-kill operation.
The IADC WellSharp “Well Control for Drilling Operations – for Drillers” course has been designed for anyone expected to shut-in a well, such as drillers and assistant drillers.
Prior IWCF or IADC certification at Introductory or Driller Level is recommended but not mandatory. The training is role-specific so previous experience in an assistant driller or driller role during drilling operations is assumed. Please contact us to discuss candidate suitability if you have any doubts or queries.
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.
Under the WellSharp programme and unlike IWCF training, IADC Driller Level candidates are taught completely separately from IADC Supervisor Level candidates and will not be in a mixed class. The course ends with an online assessment on the final day which will be administered by IADC and invigilated by an independent proctor.
Candidates may select either “Combined” (Surface & Subsea) or “Surface Only” BOP Stack certification. Successful completion of the course and a minimum score of 75% in the written assessment and 70% in the practical skills assessment will result in IADC WellSharp Driller Level certification which is valid for two years.
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|Essential Guide to Well Control||PDF, 8.49 MB|
|Licence to Operate Video||MP4, 21.93 MB|
|Human Factors - Awareness & Engagement Video||MP4, 21.67 MB|
|WellSharp Formula Sheet Field Units||PDF, 200.02 KB|
|WellSharp Formula Sheet Field Units (Spanish)||PDF, 199.65 KB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - API||PDF, 255.73 KB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK DATA SHEET (SUBSEA) - API||PDF, 255.63 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - API||PDF, 201.03 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SUBSEA) - API||PDF, 247.28 KB|
|Trip Tank Pipe Up Animation||MP4, 10.47 MB|
|Trip Tank Pipe Down Animation||MP4, 11.69 MB|
|Mud Gas Separator Animation||MP4, 10.23 MB|
|Gas Behaviour – Migration in Open Well Animation||MP4, 1.25 MB|
|Gas Behaviour – Migration in Closed Well Animation||MP4, 1.80 MB|
|Gas Behaviour – Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Animation||MP4, 1.41 MB|
|Gas Pressure Density & Volume Animation||MP4, 4.45 MB|
|Annular Pressure Loss Animation||MP4, 1.46 MB|
|Hydrostatic Pressure Video||MP4, 21.86 MB|
|Fundamentals of Hydrostatic Pressure Video||MP4, 20.74 MB|
|Kick Warnings and Indicators Video||MP4, 16.91 MB|