Fully accredited by IADC , Wild Well Training offers a full line of well control courses developed with a focus on adult-learning principles complemented with real-world case histories and simulations that continuously challenge learners.
We also offer IWCF-accredited Rotary Drilling Well Control at our center in Aberdeen, Scotland, in addition to our complete line of well control courses.
Students in all courses train using the Wild Well Ultimate Killsheet™.
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Certification Course Descriptions
The Drilling Course provides students with the tools for developing practical problem-solving tactics and strategies when confronted with a well control incident; focuses on kick detection, shut-in procedures, calculations and standard well control methods.
The Accelerated Workover class reviews types of complications that can occur during workover operations. The course covers workover fundamentals with a focus on understanding well control in relation to Drilling versus Workover. The class covers workover essentials such as barriers, equipment and relevant well control methods; it also includes an in-depth review of Bullheading and Reverse Circulation techniques.
The Subsea course covers well control methods and techniques for the offshore environment. It is designed to familiarize the student with choke line friction pressure (CLFP) using various sized choke lines.
The Well Services course is taught in conjunction with the 3-day Workover class and covers basic well control knowledge as it relates to coiled tubing, snubbing, and wireline.
College Fundamental Well Control
The College Fundamental Well Control course provides the student the means to identify and describe the basics of: well control equipment, different types and uses of drilling fluids including safety practices, pressure basics and concepts, Leak Off Test, Formation Integrity Test, causes of kicks, kick warning signs and detection, Hard and Soft shut in, Lag time, well control calculations and well control methods.
Introductory (8 hour)
The Introductory IADC-recommended curriculum covers basic skills for floorhands, roustabouts, unit assistants and new employees over a one-day class. The course focuses on crew awareness of well control equipment and procedures. This course is available at our training center or your location.
Specialty Courses For Specific Disciplines
In addition to offering the certification courses listed above, Wild Well also offers the following non-certified specialty courses that focus on specific area disciplines.
Air Drilling (4 hour)
The Air Drilling course covers the basics of air drilling equipment, the types of air drilling, differences between mud and air drilling; how to apply well control principles to air drilling operations; and sets aside time for the discussion of specialized equipment that allows the operator to drill much faster with air than with water or other fluids.
Stuck Pipe (4 hour)
The Stuck Pipe course provides a review of the fundamentals of stuck pipe, including differential sticking, mechanical sticking, and packoff and bridging. Students gain an understanding of wellbore geometry and the significance of geologic formations when handling stuck pipe operations.
Steam (4 hour)
The Steam course reviews well control awareness, concerns and practices including personnel safety, steam injection method, steam characteristic, how the extreme expansive ability of steam can rapidly lead to well control problems; as well as classification levels and what constitutes a Level 3 critical well.
Geothermal (4 hour)
The Geothermal course reviews typical well control practices related to high temperature/high pressure (HT/HP) wellbores. It includes information on circulating fluids in HT/HP environments, personnel safety in regards to air quality and other environmental issues, as well as the differences between geothermal and other drilling and workover operations.