Well Control Group
IWCF & IADC Certified Well Control School

IWCF Drilling Program - Level 4

Well Control for Supervisors on Land or Offshore Rigs

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, A CANDIDATE NEEDS TO PROVIDE 

IWCF Candidate Registration (CR) Number.
Prior certification at driller level or above.

*If a candidate does not yet have an IWCF CR Number, they must register their details online in order to generate their unique 6-digit CR Number: https://www.iwcf-forum.org/newcandidate

Please be advised that if a candidate is from or is currently living/working in an embargoed or sanctioned country according to EU regulations, IWCF must be informed in advance and additional information may be required in order to proceed with a training application.


Introduction

The IWCF Level 4 Drilling Well Control course is essential training for those working in wellsite supervisory roles and for office-based personnel that are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process and/or well design. The course aims to build on Level 3 course content (including kick detection and shut-in) and focus on more complex aspects of well control and well kill methodology.

Please visit the IWCF website for more information about the program and the full course syllabus.


Requirements

IWCF training levels 2 to 4 are designed to be sequential and first-time candidates are expected to complete Level 3 before progressing to Level 4. However, the training levels are also designed to be role-specific and dependent on the candidate’s work experience. For guidance and advice on which level of training you are eligible for, please get in touch.


Designed For

The Level 4 (Supervisor) course is designed for anyone working in a supervisory role and involved in the well design and operational decision-making process of drilling, such as a Drilling Supervisor, Superintendent or Company Man, Tool Pusher, OIM, or Rig Manager.

To view the full list of recommended job titles, please refer to the IWCF website: www.iwcf.org/programmes 


Course Delivery

Courses are offered every week in both Western and Eastern Canada and begin the Monday of each week. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a customized schedule.

The 5-day course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, group discussion, and drilling simulation exercises, supplemented by a classroom workbook and further self-study exercises. Level 4 training may be partly combined with Level 3 training for common modules and during simulator-based training with each candidate assuming their respective role as per normal drilling operations. 


Certification

Candidates may select either “Combined” (Surface & Subsea) or “Surface Only” BOP Stack certification. Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above in all IWCF written and simulator assessments will result in the IWCF Level 4 certification which is valid for two years.