MAERSK IWCF DRILLING WELL CONTROL

Available Certification:

Certified by Maersk Training centre, Denmark



 
 

Overview

This programme is designed for people in critical well control positions on drilling installations as well as onshore roles.  The candidates will complete an IWCF accredited training course, taught according to IWCF syllabus, in order to prepare them for assessment.

Different levels of training require different examinations and are valid for varying lengths:

  • Level 2 training – Consists of two written assessments. If passed, the certificate is valid for 5 years.
  • Level 3 and 4 training – Consists of two written assessments and a practical assessment using simulator equipment. If passed, the certificate is valid for 2 years.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • Level 2 – Drilling and Wells Personnel Basic Training (equivalent to old Introductory level)
  • Level 3 – Available for any role expected to shut in a well (equivalent to old Driller level)
  • Level 4 – Well Site Supervisor Training (equivalent to old Supervisor level)


EXAMINATIONS

Only one type of assessment is allowed for each candidate at a certification session. To pass the assessment and obtain a certificate, candidates must achieve a minimum mark of 70% in each section of the examination.

Each candidate is required to complete two written test papers which include multiple choice questions and Kill Sheet calculations. All candidates are allowed between 1.5 and 2.5 hours to complete this section, depending on the options taken.

The examinations are made up of multiple choice problem questions. Candidates must be able to identify equipment components and operating procedures using diagrams and schematics. All candidates are allowed one hour to complete this section.

Independent Invigilators who are registered and approved by the IWCF conduct the written tests at centres which have been approved and accredited for the purpose of the certification programme.
Timings for each exam is as follows:

  • Level 2:
    • Surface Equipment: 1 hr
    • Surface Principles and Procedures: 1.5 hrs
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Equipment: 1 hr
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Principles and Procedures: 1.5 hrs

  • Level 3:
    • Surface Equipment: 1 hr
    • Surface Principles and Procedures: 1.5 hrs
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Equipment: 1 hr
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Principles and Procedures: 2 hrs

  • Level 4:
    • Surface Equipment: 1 hr
    • Surface Principles and Procedures: 2.5 hrs
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Equipment: 1 hr
    • Combined Surface and Subsea Principles and Procedures: 2.5 hrs


PARTICAL ASSESSMENT

Candidates undertaking a Level 3 or 4 course will also undergo a practical assessment. Assessment is usually conducted in pairs of a driller level candidate and a supervisor level candidate.

Candidates must:

  • Set up for drilling
  • Recognise a drilling break and positive kick
  • Perform the shut-in within the shortest possible time in accordance with the appropriate procedure
  • Complete the kill sheet and kill the well using the designated procedure (Wait & Weight or Driller’s Method)
  • Bring the pump up to kill speed maintaining constant bottom hole pressure
  • Operate the remote choke and make adjustments in accordance with the time delay to maintain constant bottom hole pressure
  • Complete the well kill operation


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Open to anyone in the related field of profession.
  • Employees of HRDF contributing employers and NON HRDF contributing employers.
  • We recommend personnel in the following positions should attend the appropriate level of training and assessment:
    • Level 2: Operation Team personnel - well-site based position whose action or inaction that could directly influence well control assurance.
      Level 3: Equipment Operator - has to perform an action to prevent or respond to well control accident.
    • Level 4: Supervisor - specifies and has oversight that the correct actions are carried out

 

COST

  • HRDF claimable
 
   
 
 

IWCF Drilling Well Control Level – 2

This introductory course provides the drilling personnel with basic understanding of well control. Progressing junior staff get a solid background and knowledge of why well control is essential, how well control is maintained, what the indicators are that well control might be lost, and how to regain the control once it has been lost

Job Profile
The content follow the syllabus issued from IWCF.
  • General well control principles
  • Risk assessment
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Formation pressures
  • Primary & secondary well control
  • Well control equipment
  • Subsea and surface equipment
  • Well barrier concept
  • Kick causes
  • Kick detection
  • Influx characteristics and behaviour
  • Well control methods
  • Inflow testing

Program Overview

To be able to:
  • Understand the negative consequences associated with loss of well control
  • Understand the need for detection
  • Recognize the warning signs of abnormal pressure
  • Know the actions that should be taken when kick indicators are present
  • Be familiar with the functions of the bop equipment
  • Be able to select well control method to regain control
  • Be able to fill in a IWCF surface and/or subsea kill sheet
  • Be able to calculate kill mud weight, initial circulation pressure and final circulation pressure
  • Correctly obtain shut in pressures in the well
  • Understand the barrier concept
  • Know the impact pumping cement could have on well control
  • Obtain sufficient knowledge to pass written IWCF tests with minimum 70% score


Duration

Training at this level for role based learning may be administered in one of the following forms;
  • As a twenty hour introductory classroom course
  • As an interactive online self-study module of equivalent content to a twenty hour introductory classroom course
  • As an on-the-job mentored training programme of equivalent content to a twenty hour introductory classroom course


Admission Requirement

The course is a mandatory prerequisite for:
  • Candidates obtaining initial IWCF well control certification
  • Candidates with a driller or supervisor certificate which have lapsed over two years past expiry date

Contact Us
For further information regarding registration, training venue and schedules, please send all enquiries to: info@talentdevelopment.my

 

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IWCF Drilling Well Control Level – 3

This course will provide the understanding of well control techniques for surface or subsea BOP installations at driller level according to International Well Control Forum standards

Job Profile
The content follow the syllabus issued from IWCF.
  • Well control equipment
  • API Recommended Practices and API Specifications
  • Introduction to formation pressures and strengths
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Dynamic pressure
  • Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD)
  • Gas law and fluid behaviour
  • Causes of kicks
  • Kick indications
  • Shut-in procedures
  • MAASP
  • Compensating for choke line friction
  • Riser margin
  • IWCF kill sheets for vertical wells
  • Kill methods and kill problems
  • Well control in deviated wells
  • IWCF kill sheets for deviated to horizontal wells
  • Exercise and IWCF practical test
  • IWCF equipment test
  • IWCF principles & procedures test

Program Overview
To be able to:
  • Show the principles and procedures used in well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus
  • Use the equipment for well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus
  • Show that a well control situation can be mastered by use of simulator according to IWCF standards
  • Obtain sufficient knowledge about the course content to pass three tests with minimum 70% score

 

Admission Requirement
Participants must have a well control certificate, Level 2 or higher is required to sign up for Level 3


Contact Us
For further information regarding registration, training venue and schedules, please send all enquiries to: info@talentdevelopment.my

 

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IWCF Drilling Well Control Level – 4

This course will submit the understanding of well control techniques for surface or subsea BOP installations at supervisor level according to International Well Control Forum standards

Job Profile
The content follow the syllabus issued from IWCF.
  • Well control equipment
  • API Recommended Practices and API Specifications
  • Introduction to formation pressures and strengths
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Dynamic pressure
  • Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD)
  • Gas law and fluid behaviour
  • Causes of kicks
  • Kick indications
  • Shut-in procedures
  • MAASP
  • Compensating for choke line friction
  • Riser margin
  • IWCF kill sheets for vertical wells
  • Kill methods and kill problems
  • Well control in deviated wells
  • IWCF kill sheets for deviated to horizontal wells
  • Exercise and IWCF practical test
  • IWCF equipment test
  • IWCF principles & procedures test


Program Overview
To be able to:
  • Show the principles and procedures used in well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus.
  • Use the equipment for well control operations with surface or subsea BOP stack as described in the IWCF Rotary Well Control Surface & Subsea BOP Stack Certification Syllabus.
  • Show that a well control situation can be mastered by use of simulator according to IWCF standards.
  • Obtain sufficient knowledge about the course content to pass three tests with minimum 70% score.

 

Admission Requirement
Participants must have a well control certificate, Level 3 or higher is required to sign up for Level 4


Contact Us
For further information regarding registration, training venue and schedules, please send all enquiries to: info@talentdevelopment.my

 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMMES        

IWCF Drilling Well Control Level 2 (SBL Khas)
16 - 19 October 2018

 

 

IWCF Drilling Well Control Level 3 & 4 (SBL Khas)
22 - 26 October 2018