Overview

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.

Designed For

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.

Entry Requirements

The candidate must be pre-registered with IWCF and able to provide his/her 6-digit IWCF Candidate Registration (CR) Number.

What is an IWCF CR Number? Click here to find out.

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.

Course Delivery

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.

Certification

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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    Name File Type
    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
    Name File Type
    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
    Name File Type
    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
    Name File Type
    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