Project info

Drilling Operations Well Control, Surface (Introductory Level)

Course Description

This course is designed to meet industry guidelines through the IADC WellSharp™ Introductory Level learning objectives. It presents a body of knowledge and a set of job skills that can be used to provide surface stack well control knowledge and skills for drilling operations.

The course focuses on the floorhands, shakerhands and other rig-based personnel who are primarily tasked with kick detection, it introduces and addresses basic principles and theories of well control.

Some of the topics covered in this course are: well control concepts, calculations, mud & pit management, risk management, causes of kicks, abnormal pressure warning signs, kick detection, shut-in procedures and verification (surface and subsea), post shut-in monitoring & activities, well control drills, well control methods, kill sheet and pre-recorded data, and equipment

Target Audience

  • Derrickman
  • Floorman
  • Wellsite Service Personnel (non-supervisory)
  • • Wellsite Geologist and office-based Operations Geologist
  • • Barge Engineer