IWCF Level 2 Well Control

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Fundamentals of Well Control Course

The Level 2 Drilling and Well Personnel Basic Well Control Training is “recommended by the OGP as a basic well control training module. It is to be taken by all members of the wellsite Operations team working in roles which may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx”.

The course runs 3 full days.

This course must be taken prior to attending the IWCF Drilling Well Control course as per new IWCF regulations.


Program Outline

Principles and Procedures:

  • Introduction to Well Control
  • Barrier Concept
  • Risk Management
  • Causes of kicks
  • Kick Warning Signs and Indicators
  • Circulating Systems
  • Fracture Pressure and Maximum Surface Pressure
  • Influx Characteristics and Behaviour
  • Shut-in Procedures
  • Well Control Methods


  • Blow Out Preventers
  • Associated Well Control Equipment
  • Choke Manifold and Chokes
  • Auxiliary Equipment
  • Barriers
  • Testing of Equipment
  • BOP Control Systems

Course Details

Course Date: Courses are held every Wednesday

Number of Students: Max 10 students per class (to allow for personalised teaching)

Duration: 3 day

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Price: $1500AUD + gst per Participant