IADC WellSharp Workover & Intervention Well Control
Training for Well Control Certification


Course Fees

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This new IADC WellSharp well control course is designed for operator representatives supervising workovers and interventions. This 5-day course concludes with successful candidates receiving an IADC WellSharp well control certificate for this type of operation. The course covers a wide variety of well control considerations for various intervention techniques/activities including coiled tubing, snubbing, and wireline operations. Well control equipment to conduct these types of operations is investigated as well as appropriate well control procedures. Satisfactory completion of the course requires passing the IADC WellSharp online assessment for this certification. No simulator test is required by IADC, however, students will have work sessions on the simulator performing well control operations using techniques such as bullheading, lubricate and bleed, reverse circulating, driller’s method and volumetric well control. This course is designed for surface (not subsea) wellheads.
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How We Teach the Course

In addition to lecture with whiteboard & PowerPoint, we use discussion, exercises, workshops & homework to reinforce the subjects taught.

Well control certification testing for both IADC and IWCF is done on laptops, online. If you'd like to get a feel for IADC online testing, click here. IWCF also provides registered candidates an opportunity to practice on a "Mock Assessment".
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Topics Covered

The following topics are covered in the WIWC course:
  • Risk Awareness & Management
  • Organizing a Well Control Operation
  • Barriers
  • Well Control Principles & Calculations
  • Coiled Tubing Operations
  • Wireline Operations
  • Snubbing Operations
  • Influx Fundamentals
  • Gas Characteristic & Behavior
  • Completion & Workover Fluids
  • General Overview of Surface & Subsurface Wellbore Equipment
  • Coiled Tubing Considerations
  • Well Kill in Preparation for Well Intervention
  • Special Situations
  • Well Control Drills
  • Regulations & Policies
  • Ancillary Considerations
  • Testing
  • Simulator Exercises - Bullheading, Reverse Circulating, Volumetric Method, Lube & Bleed
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Cancellation Policy

We request that all cancellations be made at least one week before the class start date. You may reschedule this class without any penalty. However, a $250 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week before a class begins and for no-shows. Cancellation penalties and any fees incurred by Well Academy Murchison will be deducted from refunds.
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