Well Intervention Pressure Control Level Two

Well Intervention Pressure Control

Provide an awareness of how to discern well pressure control problems and apply solutions.

Provide an appreciation of completion types, equipment, equipment functions and practices as recognised by the industry.

Establish an increased awareness of well intervention/servicing well control equipment, methods and practices.

Why This Course Is Essential

Well pressure control is the most critical consideration in the planning and performing any well servicing operation.

The awareness of well pressure control in the prevention of injury to personnel, harm to the environment and potential loss of facilities, must be fully appreciated by planning engineers and well site personnel. This appreciation must include a sound knowledge of legislative requirements, completion equipment, pressure control equipment and operating practices and procedures.

‘Well Intervention’ and ‘Workover’ are commonly used terms to describe servicing operations on oil and gas wells and which have, in the past, had many different interpretations.

However, in general, ‘Workover’ describes well service operations on dead wells in which the formation pressure is controlled with hydrostatic pressure. Workover operations are carried out by a drilling rig, workover rig or Hydraulic Workover Unit (HWO) where the Xmas tree is removed from the wellhead and replaced by blow out preventer (BOP) equipment.

‘Well Intervention’ is a term used to describe ‘through-tree’ live well operations during which the well pressure is contained with pressure control equipment. Well Interventions are generally conducted by wireline, coiled tubing or snubbing methods. Snubbing operations are now usually conducted with HWO units.

Well pressure control equipment used by wireline, coiled tubing and snubbing units is so termed as it must control well pressure during live well intervention operations. It significantly differs from BOP systems used on dead well workovers. As most well servicing is now carried out by these live well intervention methods, it is essential that these are fully addressed during
this course.

In less than twenty hours, this course helps provide a delegate with the theoretical skills essential in applying well pressure control during well intervention and servicing operations with the objective of improving the individuals knowledge and level of competence.

Who the course is for

This course is designed to train personnel in Well Intervention Pressure Control. Training in well intervention well pressure control is an essential part in ensuring the competence of all personnel involved in the planning and carrying out of live well servicing operations, from engineers, supervisors, operators, derrickmen, floormen, roustabouts and assistants.

Why it works

The individual objectives are to assist the delegate to:
• Improve his/her competence in well intervention pressure control.
• Identify well pressure control problems from available well data i.e. pressure, volume and flow characteristic.
• Identify solutions to various well pressure control problems.
• Understand legislative guidelines and standards.
• Determine if pressure control equipment is fit for purpose..

The business benefits

The term Well Control specifically applicable to drilling or dead well workover operations are not addressed in this manual.

However, it is necessary to review Production Well Kill Techniques and have a thorough understanding of Pressure Basics to minimise risks
involved when placing fluids in the well, whether it is to provide a barrier or when performing a well intervention activity.

You will gain an understanding of well operations conducted by live well intervention methods and the associated pressure control equipment, it is first necessary to have, or obtain, a basic knowledge of completion designs, completion equipment, practices, well service methods and
their applications

Your benefits

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

Understand training in well intervention well pressure control is an essential part in ensuring the competence of personnel involved in the planning and carrying out of live well servicing

The average time needed to complete the course is 20 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and is valid for 2 years.

Please note our course does not replace the IWCF and IADC certified courses, but is based on their well intervention syllabus. 

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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

  • 54 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate