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IWCF or International Well Control Forum is the only independent body focused on oil and gas well control training and accreditation. With set standards of training and through a global network of branches, it is committed to delivering a permanent change in process safety and operations throughout the life cycle of a well. By collaborating with the industry, it is helping to increase competency and change behavior.

This program is specifically designed for people working in critical positions on drilling installations as well as onshore. The candidates will be completing an IWCF accredited training course, taught according to IWCF syllabus in order to prepare them for assessment.

Crew Petro is organizing a 5 day IWCF Training program in India. During the course, the candidates will gain a comprehensive knowledge of well control theory and master the practical skills in order to apply this knowledge to efficiently handle most situations. Successful completion of the IWCF training course will result in IWCF Well Control Level 3 or Level 4 certification which is valid for two years.

Different levels of training are designed specifically for different target audiences:

Level 2 – Assistant Drillers, Derrickmen, Mud Engineers, Mudloggers and Offshore Installation Managers (OIMs)

  • It consists of two written assessments. And if passed certificate is valid for 5 years
  • Drilling and Wells Personnel Basic Training

Level 3 – Drillers, Assistant Drillers, Derrickman, OIMs and Mud Engineers

  • It consists of two written assessments and a practical assessment using simulator equipment.
  • Available for any role expected to shut in a well

Level 4 – Drilling Superintendents, Drilling Engineers, Drilling Supervisors.

  • Same as Level 3
  • Well site supervisor training

Candidates can opt to undertake either Surface BOP operations or Combined Surface and Subsea operations.

The course will cover a wide range of topics like:

  • Well barriers
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Well Control Definitions and Concepts
  • Kick Tolerance
  • Kick causes
  • Shallow gas
  • Well Control Preparation
  • Well Shut-in Procedures
  • Well Control Procedures
  • Vertical vs Deviated Well Control
  • Well Control Equipment

Only one type of assessment is allowed for each candidate at a certification session. Minimum 70% marks are required by the candidate to pass and obtain a certificate.

Each candidate is required to complete two written test papers which include multiple choice questions and Kill Sheet calculations. Duration of the examination is between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. 

Candidates must also be able to identify equipment components and operating procedures using diagrams and schematics. For this, the candidate is allotted 1 hour.

Independent approved and registered invigilators by the IWCF conduct the written test at approved centers.

Crew Petro is conducting the training for IWCF Certification in India (Gujarat and Kerala), Philippines (Quezon City and Cebu), Nigeria and Abu Dhabi.

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