Drilling Well Control Surface and Subsea – Level 3

Drilling Surface and Subsea Well Control Level 3

  • Deal with an influx or losses
  • Maintain primary well control
  • Understand surface equipment, principles and procedures
  • Understand combined surface and subsea equipment, principles and procedures

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to prevention!

Drilling Well Control training has been developed by the industry and is for personnel in critical well control roles on offshore drilling installations or onshore operations.

Our Level 3 based Drilling Well Control course is essential training for those currently working in a role that is expected to shut-in a well.

The course aims to reinforce and improve your existing knowledge and appreciation of the various stages of shutting-in a well; from kick detection to shutting in the well, to monitoring once the well is shut in and monitoring the well-kill operation.

In less than forty hours, this course will assist you in achieving the learning outcomes that have been developed for each of the learning objectives contained in the syllabus. The outcome indicates how each learning objective will be fulfilled with a detailed description of the skills a student must have at the end of the course. These learning outcomes are the basis for our Safetyman Academy assessment test.

Who the course is for

This course is for participants  whom need to learn the skills and responsibilities required to promotion or those currently working in a role that is expected to shut-in a well.

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the self study course is delivered 100% online.
  • Designed for anyone with the desire to understand drilling well control methods, in any sector, worldwide.
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in a well control situation.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – principles and procedures and well control equipment, including subsea topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Engineers, Subsea engineers, Completions, Derrickman, Assistant Drillers and Drillers who require a higher level well control and safety awareness will help your organisation and business meet the legal requirements:

  • Set up for drilling
  • Recognise drilling break and positive kick
  • Perform a shut-in with the shortest possible time by following appropriate procedure
  • Complete a kill sheet and kill a well using designated procedure (wait & weight or driller’s method)
  • Bring a pump up to kill speed maintaining constant bottom hole pressure
  • Operate a remote choke and make adjustments in accordance with the time delay to maintain constant bottom hole pressure.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for well control
  • Identify and report potential influxes or anomalies during drilling or related operations. 
  • Assess workplace readiness levels
  • Comply with the well control standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 40 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and is valid for 2 years.

Please note this course does not replace the requirements of the  IWCF or IADC well control courses, our syllabus is aligned to their course requirements, giving companies the opportunity to use the course for in-house training programs, and or preparation for taking the IWCF or IADC courses at an approved training centre.


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Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! well control safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 123 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate