The IWCF Level 4 Drilling 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 Level 3 course content (including kick detection and shut-in) and focus on more complex aspects of well control and well kill methodology.
The Level 4 (Supervisor) course is designed for anyone working in a supervisory role and involved in the well design and operational decision-making process of drilling, such as a Drilling Supervisor, Superintendent or Company Man, Tool Pusher, OIM, or Rig Manager. To view the full list of recommended job titles, please refer to the IWCF website: www.iwcf.org/programmes
Please note: IWCF training levels 2 to 4 are designed to be sequential and first-time candidates are expected to complete Level 2 before progressing to Level 3 or Level 4. However, the training levels are also designed to be role-specific and dependent on the candidate’s work experience. For guidance and advice on which level of training you are eligible for, please get in touch.
The candidate must be pre-registered with IWCF and able to provide his/her 6-digit IWCF Candidate Registration (CR) Number.
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Prior certification is not required but previous experience in a supervisor role during drilling operations is assumed. Please contact us to discuss candidate suitability if you have any doubts or queries.
The 5-day course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, group discussion, and drilling simulation exercises, supplemented by a classroom workbook and further self-study exercises. Level 4 training may be partly combined with Level 3 training for common modules and during simulator-based training with each candidate assuming their respective role as per normal drilling operations.
Candidates may select either “Combined” (Surface & Subsea) or “Surface Only” BOP Stack certification. Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above in all IWCF practical and written assessments will result in IWCF Level 4 certification which is valid for two years.
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|DWC Subsea Supervisor Pre-Course Workpack||PDF, 2.89 MB|
|DWC Surface Supervisor Pre-Course Workpack||PDF, 1.95 MB|
|Drilling Calculations Pre-Course Workpack||PDF, 3.96 MB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK DATA SHEET (SUBSEA) - API||PDF, 255.63 KB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - API||PDF, 255.73 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SUBSEA) - API||PDF, 247.28 KB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - BL||PDF, 234.04 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - API||PDF, 201.03 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SURFACE) - BL||PDF, 179.93 KB|
|DEVIATED WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK SHEET (SUBSEA) - BL||PDF, 225.67 KB|
|Boring Brønnkontroll – Subsea – Supervisor – Forkurs Øvingsoppgaver - BL||PDF, 2.60 MB|
|BRØNN KONTROLL PRE-KICK SHEET (OVERFLATE BOP)||PDF, 472.61 KB|
|BØNN KONTROLL PRE-KICK SHEET (KUN SUBSEA)||PDF, 489.49 KB|
|WELL CONTROL PRE-KICK DATA SHEET (SUBSEA) - BL||PDF, 230.73 KB|
|Gas Pressure Density & Volume Animation||MP4, 4.45 MB|
|Hydrostatic Pressure Video||MP4, 21.86 MB|
|Licence to Operate Video||MP4, 21.93 MB|
|Human Factors - Awareness & Engagement Video||MP4, 21.67 MB|
|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|