This course is designed to meet the requirements of the accrediting body IADC and is offered with either Surface or Combined BOP certification. Well Control course can be adapted for either Fundamental or Supervisory Levels. Delegates will sit a practical assessment using a drilling simulator and two closed book examinations leading to the required certificate of competence in well control - valid for two years.

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the following in preparation for IADC WellCAP Well Control testing:

  • Causes of kicks
  • Kick Detection
  • Pressure Concepts and Calculations
  • Procedures
  • Gas Characteristics and Behaviour
  • Fluids
  • Constant Bottomhole Pressure Well Control Methods
  • Well Control Equipment


Aberdeen Drilling School, founded in 1982, has long been recognised as a leader in well control training, offering both public courses and customised courses for individual client companies.Well Control & Intervention is the core of the business which is realised in our weekly IWCF and IADC accredited Well Control course for drilling and well services. Over the years, the company has broadened the range of training provided with a focus on drilling and well engineering.Awareness programmes have become an increasingly popular component of our portfolio of courses. We offer a range of awareness courses which are open to the public and designed to provide a basic understanding of drilling and well services operations and equipment.

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