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Introduction to well control

Course Purposes

Covers the procedures and processes involved in restoring pressure control to a well. Blowout preventer equipment is described, pressures measured in the BOP are explained, and circulation of the closed well is discussed. Simple practical exercises are used to describe the Driller Method and Wait and Weight Method of well control.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates will understand
  •   well control at introductory level which will enable them to know the causes of well control events
  •    what can be done to prevent them and what to do should one occur.
  •   Well control equipment will also be reviewed.
  •   benefit from reviewing previous well control events to assist their learning.
  •   The theoretical and practical nature of the course will assist delegates with their job and with their advancement to the next level of well control.

Course Contents

  Principles and Procedures
  •   Definitions
  •   Causes of Kick
  •   Kick Warning Signs and Indicators
  •   Shut in Procedures.
  •  Data to Collect
  •   Fracture and MAASP
  •   Kill Methods
  •   Kill Problems and Bad Practice
<span super;"="">  Equipment
  •   Stack Configuration 
  •   Volumes to Open & Close Rams
  •   Testing/Wellheads
  •   Flanges
  •   Annulars and Diverters
  •   Rams
  •   IBOP’s and Valves
  •   Choke
  •   Mud Gas Separators
  •   Accumulator Unit

Course Recipients

  This course is suited for
  • Any personnel who may interact with well control activities as part of their job, but who do not require formal industry certification.


5 Days

Methodology of teaching

Classroom lectures & Videos


Core Certificate

Available DATE

Duration Start End
5 Days 2018-01-21 2018-01-25 Apply

5 Days 2018-03-11 2018-03-15 Apply

5 Days 2018-05-06 2018-05-10 Apply

5 Days 2018-08-12 2018-08-16 Apply

5 Days 2018-11-18 2018-11-22 Apply

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