Date: TBA
Location: London

Content recommendation based on OGP Document.

Condition: A candidate must be sponsored by an operator or a service company and must have a Wellsharp Well Control certificate or IWCF Level 4 Well Control certificate.



H Rabia  (course syllabus varies slightly between instructors)

Course Duration:

One week

Who Should Attend:

Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Rig Managers and Toolpushers. Some wellsite or operations experience and a basic knowledge of well control equipment are beneficial for this course.


To learn detailed well control procedures including volumetric and stripping methods and bullheading.

Learn to produce annular pressure profiles and deal with equipment failure.Other topics include: horizontal well control, correcting kick graphs, HPHT wells considerations, well control during casing and cementing and well barriers. Delegates are strongly advised to bring a laptop loaded with Excel in order to solve the many exercises given in this intensive course.


  • Well barriers
  • Leak off and FIT tests and proper interpretation
  • Kick tolerance
  • Review of primary well control methods
  • Influx characteristics
  • Primary and secondary build-up interpretations : choosing proper SIDPP and SICP
  • Gas solubility and effects of Z factors
  • Annular pressure profiles: Drillers and W& W Methods :  Detailed example
  • HPHT Well considerations: Comparing surface and downhole kicks
  • Horizontal well control
  • Correcting kick line graphs
  • Single and distributed kicks : surface signs
  • Volumetric method : details and actual worked example
  • Stripping method:worked example
  • Well control when running casing and cementing
  • Bullheading
  • Dynamic and  momentum kill methods
  • Trapped annulus pressure
  • Dealing with MAASP and its effect on shoe fracture pressure
  • Shallow gas
  • Underground blowouts
  • Hydrates: Determining the onset of hydrates
  • Relief well design considerations
  • Degassers design considerations: determining optimum kill rate
  • Risk management
  • Underground blowouts
  • Tertiary well control methods
  • Risk management

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