Overview

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.

Designed For

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Delivery

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.

Certification

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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    Name File Type
    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