The IADC WellSharp Supervisor Level Well Control course is essential training for those working in wellsite supervisory roles and for office-based personnel that are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process and/or well design. The course aims to build on the Driller Level course content (including kick detection and shut-in) and focus on more complex aspects of well control and well kill methodology.

Designed For

The IADC WellSharp “Well Control for Drilling Operations – for Supervisors” course has been designed for toolpushers, drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, superintendents, drilling foremen, company men and others with a requirement to hold an accredited well control certificate at Supervisory level. The training is role-specific and is focused on well kill procedures.

Entry Requirements

Prior IWCF or IADC certification at Driller or Supervisor Level is recommended but not mandatory.  The training is role-specific so previous experience in a supervisory 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 Supervisor Level candidates are taught completely separately from IADC Driller 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 Supervisor Level certification which is valid for two years.

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