The IWCF/IADC drilling well control courses is made up of practical courses that are aimed at revealing the principles and procedures for drillers, operation engineers, rig managers, tool pushers, and offshore managers according to the IWCF certification standards. This method of training is aimed at preparing both the driller and the drilling supervisor to be capable and ready to assume certain responsibilities that are stipulated by the IWCF.
The driller is expected to set up the drilling operations and communicate appropriately with the supervisor. It is also expected that the driller recognizes a drilling break and do the needful. This training is relevant to the driller because they are given the right skills and information that helps them to discharge their duties with professionalism and achieve the right type of results. It is this training that instills upon the driller the knowledge and skill that is required to be able to bring the pump up to speed whilst maintaining the right constant bottom hole pressure.
The drillers are taught to prepare to handle their responsibilities with vigor and interest as it would be impossible to work well without the right type of training. It is also possible to perform a shut-in within the shortest period possible. Also, this would be done according to the selected procedure for the process. This training is not only meant for the driller as the supervisor also has some benefits from attending such training. It is not surprising that there are lots of expectations from the drilling supervisors as the drillers tend to go to them for assistance due to their qualification and competence. The training is also an enlightening program that helps to appropriately inform the drilling supervisor on the actions that he is expected to perform in the line of duty. This training instills the right discipline in the drilling supervisors as they assume the role of preparing the hearts of the drillers before the commencement of the exercise. That is, the drilling supervisor becomes aware that before the drilling activities are commenced that the drillers must be informed so that they can be prepared for it.
The drilling supervisor must also ensure that the instructions that he gives out to the drillers are properly and strictly adhered to. It is the responsibility of the drilling supervisor to ensure that these instructions are not only given out but that the drillers are also willing and able to receive the instructions that had been given. During the IWCF Rotary drilling well control course, the drilling supervisor is also taught how to properly collect data and to make use of the data collected to complete a useable kill sheet. It is also with this training that the drilling supervisor is trained to be able to kill the well using the appropriate procedure. The ideal procedure that is used at this time is the wait & weight also known as the weight method. This procedure helps the drilling supervisor to appropriately discharge duties with respect to the tenets of the profession. This training also instills upon the drilling supervisor the ability to operate the choke and to adjust in accordance with the stimulator tone. There is always a need to create a delay to maintain constant bottom hole pressure.
All of these can be acquired in the training and course content which includes practical training where participants are required to demonstrate practical knowledge of the respective tasks during a well control exercise using an electronic simulator.
At JC International, we deliver a full range of well control training and certification solutions to prospective candidates. Our programme is designed for people in critical well control positions on drilling installations as well as onshore roles. Candidates will complete an IWCF accredited training course, taught according to IWCF syllabus, to prepare them for their assessment.